Great Gatsby 33 cards

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1

Horatio Algers

Writer of rags-to-riches novels

2

Midas

Granted a wish that everything he touches turns to gold--food turns to gold and so does his daughter so he "washes" his gift away in the river

3

Meacenas

Greek-8bc- loves art, funds and sponsors poets--patron of the arts

4

Sirons

Birds with the heads of women-lures sailors into the ocean were they drown

5

Edith Cummins

Won woman’s golf championship in 1923- on cover of time magazines- Jordan baker is based on this character. 8

6

Athena

Gray-eyed Athena-represents wisdom

7

Trimalchio

Started out as a slave, acquired a lot of money and hosted giant parties and extravagant events

8

Modernism

20th century movement in art, architecture, design and literature.

9

John D. Rockefeller

Industrialist and philanthropist. 1863 built oil refinery in Cleveland. 1870- Standard Oil Company of Ohio

10

Versailles

City in France- Louis XIII built hunting lodge here and later Louis XIV transformed it into a palace

11

Kiser Willham

German Emperor and King of Prussia

12

David Belasco

American playwright, impresario, director and theatrical producer. Produced very realistic sets. Known for realism of plays.

13

Dante's Divine Comedy+Beatrice

Beatrice= object of Dante's affection and desire. Serves as Dante's muse and inspiration

14

Benjamin Franklin

Symbolizes Achieving personal Identity- methodical reconstruction, perfectionist. American Dream.

15

James J. Hill

From Minisota- Expands rail road west- very wealthy

16

Hopalong Cassidy

Western story about a cowboy

17

Speakeaseys

Secrete bars

18

Flappers

1920's girls who symbolize revolution/rebellion. Wear short skirts and feathers, ect...

19

Black Tuesday

The day the stock market crashed. beginning of great depression

20

Eugenics

Selective genetics- eradicate disease- leads to holocaust

21

Darwin

Evolution- evolving to form more complex and successful beings

22

Gilda Gray and the follies

Movie- invented the shimmy, flapper, symbolic of 20's

23

Arnold Rothstein

New York Buisness man and gambler- organized crime- Jewish Mafia- Fixed the 1919 world series

24

Andrew Carnegie

Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and a major philanthropist

25

Nick Carraway

Narrator, from Minnesota, Yale, WWI, Goes to NYC to learn bond business

26

Jay Gatsby

Very wealthy, lavish parties, born James Gats, Obsessed with Daisy, bootlegger, ect..

27

Daisy Buchanan

Nick's cousin, object of desire, from Louisville, Married to Tom Buchanan, Siron

28

Tom Muchanan

Very wealthy husband, member of nick's social club at Yale, bully, racist, sexist, hypocritical

29

Jordan Baker

Daisy's friend, nicks love, competitive golfer, dishonest, cheater, "new woman"

30

Myrtle Wilson

Toms lover, Vitality and wants to improve situation-tom treats her as an object

31

George Wilon

Myrtle's husbnd- lifeless garage owner, kills gatsby in and self in end

32

Owl Eyes

eccentric drunk who nick meets at fist party he attends at gatsby's mansion- astounded by real books

33

Kilpspinger

Boarder at Gatsby's house- wants shoes instead of attending funeral