Question: How does â€œthe great gatsbyâ€ related to contemporary United States? What happened to the United States at that time? How does â€œThe Great Gatsbyâ€ engage in the issue of east and west relations?
Method: analyze the context of novel, contect your understanding and context, the American history etc.
Textual field: The west in novel means area on the west of Ohio river, and the east represents that on the east of Ohio river.
Passages: Gatsby lives in west egg, and Tom lives in east egg.
(Professorâ€™s suggestion: can utilize â€œManifest Destinyâ€, Gatsbyâ€™s dream, National dream, â€œEl Grecoâ€ to riches.)
Stakes: I want to focus on this question because this question lead us to understand what author want to communicate through Gatsbyâ€™s story.