September 12th, 2012

this week, i began my three week unit teaching The Great Gatsby.

in high school, when i was originally assigned this book, i wanted nothing to do with it.

& now, well, things have changed.

when i saw Fitzgerald’s novel on my current syllabus, 

i couldn’t wait to devour & teach the pages.

one of the first quotes that struck me was the following:

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.

no matter how much you currently have,

i think it’s an important reminder on judgment & not always letting first impressions cloud the view.

also, it’s a lesson on not waiting to read something that someone else deems important.

i’m so wishing i would have read this novel when i was seventeen,

but i’m fortunate that the opportunity has risen again-

trust me, i’m taking full advantage.

good on you, F. Scott!

(p.s. that’s not lipstick, it’s a pen)

  1. emilyposts said: LOVE LOVE THIS! my favorite book EVER. cliche be damned.
  2. masonlikethejar said: My favorite book of all time. I read it at least twice every year. The writing is so decadent and gorgeous. Enjoy!
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