To Bobolink for Her Spirit | Major English – XII 

To Bobolink for Her Spirit  – William Inge This is a One Act play with the following highlights…Setting/Staging Exterior; Casting totals include 4 children (two boys/two girls) Short Synopsis Short play about the dedicated autograph hunters who lie in wait for celebrities outside of one of New York’s famous restaurants. Casting Information Total: 7Male: 3Female: 4

A Day in the Life of "Salaryman" | Major English – XII 

A Day in the Life of “Salaryman” – John Burgess Background (With the compassion of 2 different stories) A slave is a person who works extremely hard under a horrible condition. He also needs to work for a long time but with very limited benefit. In George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell says that […]

Zeroing in on Science Friction | Major English – XII 

Zeroing in on Science Friction Background » From Physics to Fiction As a physics major in the 1960s, Goshgarian and a few friends were drawn to their English professor, the late James Hensel, whom he calls “the teacher of all teachers.” Goshgarian named a character in Elixir for Hensel, and another is named for former WPI president […]

The Great Gatsby » Gateway | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Gateway              (Click on any of the link to open it…) F Major Characters F Chapter 1 F Chapter 2 F Chapter 3 F Chapter 4 F Chapter 5 F Chapter 6 F Chapter 7 F Chapter 8 F Chapter 9

The Great Gatsby » Major Characters | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Major Characters Jay Gatsby The title character of The Great Gatsby is a young man, around thirty years old, who rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become fabulously wealthy. However, he achieved this lofty goal by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in […]

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 9 | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 9 Summary Writing two years after Gatsby’s death, Nick describes the events that surrounded the funeral. Swarms of reporters, journalists, and gossipmongers descend on the mansion in the aftermath of the murder. Wild, untrue stories, more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when he was throwing his parties, circulate about […]

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 8 | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 8 Summary After the day’s traumatic events, Nick passes a sleepless night. Before dawn, he rises restlessly and goes to visit Gatsby at his mansion. Gatsby tells him that he waited at Daisy’s until four o’clock in the morning and that nothing happened—Tom did not try to hurt her and […]

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 7 | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 7 Summary Preoccupied by his love for Daisy, Gatsby calls off his parties, which were primarily a means to lure Daisy. He also fires his servants to prevent gossip and replaces them with shady individuals connected to Meyer Wolfshiem. On the hottest day of the summer, Nick takes the train […]

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 6 | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 6 Summary The rumors about Gatsby continue to circulate in New York—a reporter even travels to Gatsby’s mansion hoping to interview him. Having learned the truth about Gatsby’s early life sometime before writing his account, Nick now interrupts the story to relate Gatsby’s personal history—not as it is rumored to […]

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 5 | Major English – XII 

The Great Gatsby » Chapter 5 Summary That night, Nick comes home from the city after a date with Jordan. He is surprised to see Gatsby’s mansion lit up brightly, but it seems to be unoccupied, as the house is totally silent. As Nick walks home, Gatsby startles him by approaching him from across the […]