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Great Gatsby and the American Dream

Americans have throughout centuries sought the prospect of a full, opportunistic life by which they may attain prosperity and happiness. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald exposes the inevitable failure of the American Dream, which ultimately cannot deliver the fruits of its promise and asks the reader a vital question through narrator Nick Carraway’s reflections upon society: to what extent do the Gatsbian characters entrap themselves within an ideal world that lacks realism and masks the unattainability of the American Dream? 429 more words

Expository Writing


Just for a change of pace we’ve decided to go rustic around here. Rustic – you know, peeling paint, broken fences, cracks in the sidewalk, racking garage, sagging house, weeds taking over the yard; rustic. 18 more words

Personal History

A Most Reprehensible Love

by Tyler Petterson

As strange as it sounds, the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle’s favorite play is about incest. This play—Oedipus Rex by Sophocles— tells the tale of Oedipus, a character who kills his unrecognized father in a fit of rage, and then proceeds to marry his unrecognized mother. 1,368 more words


Goal Setting Template for #Writing Students in the #English #Classroom

This is the six traits goal-setting chart that I use for my students. Whenever I hand back a writing assignment using the cover sheet that I posted last week, the students record their goals on this sheet. 62 more words

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I Hate Writing Essays

I never thought I would be writing essays at the age of 41, but here I am agonizing my way through an expository paper.  I did not go to university after high school and my education (or lack of) has always made me feel self-conscious.   424 more words