The Great Gatsby Unmasked


Residential course

Nims Gribler

23 October 2020 to 25 October 2020

From £233

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The Great Gatsby Unmasked

Nick Caraway’s adventure into the New York world of money, mobsters and the alluring Daisy is a timeless classic rooted in the beginnings of today’s capitalism and this course will do it’s level best to uncover the truths that lay there for us in the 21st century. Looking at the novella in terms of language, structure and form as well as themes character and symbolism we will look for the sublime amongst Fitzgerald’s prose. There are reason’s this is one of the most loved of America’s writers and our weekend will be filled with all things Gatsby.
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store up in his ghostly heart.”
F Scott Fitzgerald. A weekend of rolling around (metaphorically) in this triumph of a novella, we will endeavour to discover the essence of Fitzgerald’s work and how it linked to his own life, his wife Zelda and the life they lived in New York, arguably an extra character in this ensemble cast. Language, structure & form will give us a sense of the mood but we will try an uncover what really makes this novella swing like no other book before it.

Tutor information

NAOMI GRIBLER B.A.Hons, M.Ed is an A level and GCSE Literature teacher, international teacher trainer and examiner for Cambridge University with over 15 years’ experience and a deep passion for poetry, plays and novels across the ages. With a lively style & engaging and thoughtful content, her courses push the boundaries of Literature to reveal the pulsing emotion beneath. This makes for animated courses that give you the confidence to analyse & investigate the way writers create meaning and try to unpick what drives them and take away a set of skills that will enrich your reading in the future.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.