A&E Biography

This activity meets the first two unit objectives.  Scroll down to view part 1 of the documentary.  Parts 2 through 5 are on a separate sub-page

Due to the Dropbox on Wednesday, April 18 by the time your class starts. 
Before Viewing
Knowing the meaning of each of the following words will help you better understand the documentary.  Using one of the provided dictionaries, please jot down a sentence that uses each of these words.

Part 1

After Viewing Questions
Please answer in complete sentence form, or in SEE paragraph form where indicated
Tip:  Copy and paste this list into a GoogleDoc, and then type your answers underneath.  Be sure to share your document with me.

How did the failures of F. Scott’s father affect his life and attitudes?


Why are the 1920s known as the “Roaring Twenties.” What made this decade so different from the decade before or after it? SEE Enumeration or Clarification


How did the “Jazz Age,” a moniker Fitzgerald coined, provide a climate favorable to his work?


Although he attended the finest schools, Fitzgerald came from a modest background. How did he use his budding literary talents to gain social acceptance during his schooldays?


Zelda Fitzgerald was the quintessential “Southern belle” during her youth. What is a “Southern belle?” How does it reflect cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?


How was Fitzgerald a spokesperson for his generation? Can you compare him with any celebrity today who is a spokesperson for his/her generation?  SEE Compare/Contrast 


Although Ernest Hemingway and Fitzgerald were friends, why was there a jealous tension between them? Had they collaborated, how could they have used their jealousy to create a great work?


The “Roaring Twenties” gave way to the Great Depression of the 1930s. How did F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s lives mirror the historical timeline of their era?


How did Fitzgerald draw on his own life experiences to create his characters and plot lines? SEE Clarification or Enumeration


How did alcoholism play a role in the destruction of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lives?
Subpages (1): Parts 2 through 5