Enlighten Me! The Great Gatsby
David J. Nix
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Copyright 2013 David J. Nix
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How This Guide Works
I don’t know what circumstances bring you to this guide. Perhaps you read the novel, and want a refresher. Perhaps you read the novel, and need more clarification. Perhaps you didn’t read it, and the test is tomorrow. I don’t know, and I won’t judge.
Whatever your reason, let me explain how this guide works. In short, I tell you the story that the novel tells, but in fewer words and in contemporary language, with some commentary included in-line. In all, this guide is one-quarter the length of the original story, making it a quick read. Interspersed within this telling are various notes, shown in italics. These notes give you historical context and cultural context, highlight important quotes, and identify motifs and examples of themes. If you simply want to absorb the story as quickly as possible, just read the non-italicized parts. However, I recommend the italicized portions to give you extra understanding needed to grasp the story fully.