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Gatsby's Song

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"Jay Gatsby is a very mysterious man when it comes to things happening in his personal life because he is so confused and does not know what to do. The book later tells us that he once was and still is in love with this girl named Daisy and wants to get her back. He was in the army the last time that he was with her, but now he is a very rich man and feels that he can take care of her needs. This all comes to show that he would do anything to be with her and how the song “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton describes his emotions and motivations in life.

        In the song “A Thousand Miles” it talks about how someone was left but they want to see them again and that they would do anything to see them, like walking a thousands miles just to see them for one night. This describes Jay Gatsby because he was with Daisy much earlier in his life but then had to leave her because he was going to war. After the war was over he realized that he still loved her but she had already moved on and married another man. Gatsby did not care about this and ended up living just across the waterway. He went through all of that trouble just to live near the woman that he loves.

        The reason that “ A Thousand Miles” describes Gatsby so well is because it shows that he would do anything for Daisy. He also just wants her to love him and forget about her husband. Gatsby is a person that would walk a thousand miles just to be with the love of his life for one night."

 

 

 

"1000 miles" is a great song for Gatsby. Another song that goes along with the idea that he will do anything for her is, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Baye and Tammi Terrell. They are singing about how there isn't a mountain in the world high enough, no river wide enough and no valley low enough to keep them apart. Gatsby feels the same way towards Daisy, he is willing to do whatever she wants in order to have her back. If Daisy ever needs help Gatsby is willing to do anything because he loves her.


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Gatsby’s Song

                “From Me to You” by The Beatles is the perfect song to descried Gatsby in the book The Great Gatsby.  The song’s first line “If there is anything that you want or anything I can do. Just call on me and I will send it along, with love from me to you” describes how Gatsby is willing to do anything for Daisy in order to earn her love.   He throws party’s to gain her attention and at the end of the book he is willing to go to jail for Daisy, after she ran over Mrs. Wilson, in order to protect her.  That is why I chose “From Me to You” as Gatsby’s song.  Plus it is a very good song.

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Casting Crowns - American Dream

American Dream by Casting Crowns.  This song talks about how things like money, a nice house and a fancy car can get in the way of what really matters, your family.  The song says "I'll take a shack on a rock than a castle in the sand."  That is what the American Dream should be.  It doesn’t matter what you life looks like on the outside, it’s what holds it together on the inside.  You could have the nicest car or the nicest house but all of that wouldn’t matter, if your family is falling apart.

                What I think of when I hear the American Dream is family.  My family provides me with a roof over my head, food to eat and water to drink and everything else is extra things that we enjoy having.  My family also supports everything I do from football to wrestling to Boy Scouts.  They have always been there for me.  That being said my family isn’t just my mom, dad and sisters; it’s also my friends and my teammates.  They also support me.  They pick me up when I am down, they push me to be better and they cheer me on when I succeed.  And I thank them all for that.  That is what the American Dream is to me.

 

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Gatsby brings it to the Becker

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The Man Called Gatsby

                A hip-hop artist from Los Angeles has taken the stage name Gatsby after Fitzgerald’s character from the Great Gatsby.  Gatsby, the artist, said the he was able to connect deeply with Gatsby, the book character, in that they both have and are struggling to climb the social ladder in America.  Both Gatsby and Gatsby were trying to be accepted into society.  They both made it through their struggles and sacrifices.  The artist Gatsby’s musical influences include Drake, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams because unlike many other hip-hop artists the sing more soulfully.  Books can have a very large effects on people’s lives, especially when they are able to connect with them.

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Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Spoken Intro Version) 1970

Wow, what a great song.  “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong talks about how great this world would be if we gave it a chance.  Instead we are polluting, destroying environments and worst of all fighting with each other.  The people of the world need to work towards living in a clean and safe environment without destroying other environments.  And this idea isn’t a new one, considering that Louis Armstrong wrote a song about it in the 1920s.  Some ways we could do that could be solar energy, recycling and walking instead of driving. So next time you want to go to a friend’s house but think it is too far away to walk just remember what Louis “See what the world would be if we would only give it a chance”  and walk to your friend’s house.

 

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Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness

Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness | Gatsby's Dream | Scoop.it

                “Where’s Waldo?” the classic picture book from the 1990’s that captivated children for hours on end was banned in 1987.  Why you might ask. Because in that edition of the book on the beech page there is a small, small image of a woman tanning with her top off.  When I looked at the full two page version of it I couldn’t find that image.  Finally after around30 minutes of searching I found it.  But I was getting really bored looking especially after I found Waldo.  Who ever found that picture had to of used a magnifying glass or something in order to find it.

                In the article the author talks about how the illustrator of the book had to censor his images in order for it to be removed from the list.  That meant putting underwear on the man changing in the tent, putting the top back on the woman on the beach and cleaning up any other images he had that might be seen as inappropriate.  But those images added humor to the pages giving children that find them something to laugh at.  Plus they are almost harder to find than Waldo is, but that is my personal opinion.

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Kevin Feller's comment, November 12, 2012 1:07 PM
The article that I rescooped was about how a where’s Waldo book was banned because it had a naked lady tanning on it. There was also a man changing in a tent where you could see his butt. The author did not mean anything by putting these pictures into this book but it seems that people think it is just a bad thing in general.
The fact that this booked was banned I think is kind of dumb because those pictures were just meant to be funny and make people laugh but it shows that many people have different views about small things like these pictures. The fact that it took you thirty minutes to find this topless woman shows that it is not meant to be seen by everyone. It is just something funny to see if you are really focused on finding Waldo. Many people have many different views but I agree with you in how it just does not seem right to ban this book for something as minute as that.
I think it is good that they let the man censor out the pictures and put clothes on the people but it still does not seem right to take the humor out of something like that when really it does not cause any real harm. This comes back to the fact that I think parents should be able to tell their kids they cannot look at these books, but I do not think that they have the right to try and ban the book from everyone.