What does my teacher mean by this?

So I'm writing an essay on the great gatsby and I told my teacher about it via emai. (I'm doing online school) and this is what he told me...

Also, make sure you develop the theme more than merely "mortality." I always tell my students that something like "mortality" is more of a topic than a theme. What about "mortality"?

what does he mean on that? How can I expand it? English teachers out there... help?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 84
asked by Andrea
  1. Your instructor is asking you to tell what this author's view of mortality is. Is it to be dreaded? Welcomed? Dark and sinister? etc.

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English

    Hi, i have to write an literary essay for The Great Gatsby and the topic is "IN THE GREAT GATSBY, THE AMERICAN DREAM IS PRESENTED AS A TRAP." Can you give me some advice on how to write it and how to start it with a really nice

    asked by Bonnie on January 14, 2012
  2. AP Language and Composition

    I am writing a paper on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and my thesis is "In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows us that material obsession often leads to the decay of ones soul." Does anyone know anywhere

    asked by Amanda on September 16, 2010
  3. english

    what is the significance of the title THE GREAT GATSBY? I really want to know that. There is some irony in putting "great" as a descriptive adjective with Gatsby. Here is a website that may help you. There is a good character

    asked by Dirk on November 2, 2006
  4. English

    I am writing an essay about the swimming pool in the Great Gatsby, but my second paragraph does not flow well, can someone give me some suggestions: Here is my thesis:The importance of the swimming pool, which is not described at

    asked by Anonymous on April 28, 2009
  5. english

    can you please help me make my three senences advanced. im talking about two ways of becoming rich really fast if yourfrom a middle class family. im writing these senetnces for an essay on the book, "the great gatsby." There are

    asked by yesudas on August 28, 2011
  6. English

    I need some help with point for an essay in English about the great Gatsby. I have a question about development of character or interests, and I don't know how I could write about Gatsby in this idea. I also need the writers style

    asked by Alyssa on October 7, 2014
  7. English Essay- The Great Gatsby

    I am writing a literary essay about The Great Gatsby. My claim is "money cannot buy you happiness" I am working on the Literary device paragraph right now but I can't seem to find a motif/symbol in the story that can prove my

    asked by Bella on December 6, 2014
  8. Reading

    The Great Gatsby Movie Discussion Questions? Compare and contrast Gatsby's social class with that of Tom and Daisy Buchanan. How does geography contribute to the definintion of social class in The Great Gatsby? What part of his

    asked by Erin on February 27, 2011
  9. english

    what can i make my grabber for an essay I'm doing on the great gatsby?

    asked by danielle on June 4, 2013
  10. english

    i tried my best to coorrect this, but it still sounds wierd. the following paragraph is about the great gatsby, and how many celebrities relate to Gatsby.c can you please suggest ideas and help me make it sound more fluent.

    asked by yesudas on September 1, 2011

More Similar Questions