Question: How does Gatsby accomplish or fail to accomplish his American dream? / How was Gatsby’s dream as a version of American dream?
Hypothesis: Gatsby does accomplish his American dream
Method: analyze the context of novel, contect your understanding and context, etc.
Textual field: novel
Passages: Gastby’s diary (be a better man); Green Light passage; End of novel; passage about dreams; passages about Gatsby’s hard working; passages about Gatsby’s self-made; etc.
(Professor’s suggestion: can utilize “Horatio Alger” Rags to riches)
Stakes: I want to focus on this question because this question lead us to understand waht author want to communicate through Gatsby’s story.