I think a lot of these Peavy and Hoffman rumors have gotten everybody way too riled up. We're all friends here, remember people??? I was thinking that maybe we could have a civil discussion about a different, but still closely related topic. Namely:
What would you say are the major symbols (and their meanings) in The Great Gatsby? And how do they relate to Gatsby representing (or not representing) the American Dream? Please use specific examples from the text to support your arguments. Five paragraphs should be enough.
And please remember to cite any sources (MLA style only, please) you use.
Actually, don't even comment-- it's best if you just email your responses directly to me.