Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Great Gatsby: Context – Quick Questions

General In what time was The Great Gatsby composed? Fitzgerald’s Personal Context When was Fitzgerald born? What was Fitzgerald’s religious background? How this shape his criticism of the Jazz Age? Who was Fitzgerald’s first love? Why didn’t the relationship work…

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Context

Literary Tradition: Adapting the Italian Novella: Romeo and Juliet is NOT an original story. Romeo and Juliet comes from a tradition of tragic romances: The Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses Mariotto and Gianozza by Masuccio Salernitano (1476) Luigi da Porto adapted…