No matter how often I teach Gatsby I find it hard. Each time, the ambiguity of the central character and the lack of sympathy I have for anyone in the text get in my way. As I prepare to work on it again for my OCR A level class, I thought I’d summarise my thoughts to date using a setting and character approach. Hence the recent raft of posts. Here I post the whole notes document in PDF and a timeline of events in the novel alongside the contextual timeline for Fitzgerald and the USA.