comparing and precisely defining the significant formal features as well as thematic substance of Johnson and Fitzgerald. If each work narrates a version of modern America, what does that world look like? What are its major conflicts, its ideals (if any), its perception of how this modern world relates to the past and the future? ***compare the not-heroes of Johnson and Fitzgerald’s works, using 1. appropriate critical terminology from our class and also 2. appropriate evidence from each novel, which should lead you to 3. a broader thematic analysis. Please be sure to provide on-the-ground evidence from each text–that is, phrases, sentences, and passages in direct quotation that support the interpretation you make in your essay.
Two short stories:
1- The great Gatsby
2- the autobiography of Ex-colored man