Posts by Devon Wootten:

1984 Character List and Analysis

Posted on: 09 Jan 2024

If you’re about to start reading 1984, this article will introduce the main characters of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece. The main characters include Winston Smith, his lover Julia, and O’Brien, the Inner Party member who tortures Winston into betraying everything he loves. Minor characters include Mr. Charrington, a member of the Thought Police who rents […]

1984 Quotes & Analysis

Posted on: 01 Jan 2024

If you’re trying to analyze George Orwell’s seminal 1984, it’s not enough to summarize the plot – you’re going to need quotes. (But if you’re looking for a good, chapter-by-chapter summary, I’d look here.) This article will move through the text and give you textual evidence from every chapter that you can use to analyze […]

1984 Book Summary

Posted on: 27 Dec 2023

Even if you’re currently reading Orwell’s classic 1984, it can be helpful to have a summary of the novel. I’ve gone ahead and written a chapter-by-chapter summary of Orwell’s text to keep you focused. If you’re looking for important quotes from the text, check out this 1984 book summary. 1984 Book Summary Part One: Chapter […]

What Does the Green Light Symbolize in the Great Gatsby?

Posted on: 08 Dec 2023

Much ink has been spilled (perhaps too much) trying to explain what the green light symbolizes in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. For those of you who read the book in high school (and those of you who pretended to), you likely remember at least one lengthy class discussion dedicated to the significance of […]

The Great Gatsby Quotes – Analysis of the Most Important Lines

Posted on: 28 Sep 2023

If you’re writing a paper on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, you’re probably familiar with the plot of the novel – mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan, throws lavish parties, then gets shot in his own pool. But knowing the plot isn’t enough. If you’re writing a paper, you’re going to need […]

The Great Gatsby Quotes About the American Dream – Expert Analysis

Posted on: 25 Jun 2023

If you ask someone to tell you what The Great Gatsby is about, there’s a good chance they’ll say – “the American Dream.” They would be correct – kinda. If you read the book in high school (or pretended to) you probably remember that the protagonist, Jay Gatsby, has “made it.” He owns a hydroplane […]

The Great Gatsby – Themes & Expert Analysis

Posted on: 06 Jun 2023

A perennial presence on the AP Lit Reading List, the themes at the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – greed, love, violence, and the “American Dream” – are as compelling as when the novel was published in 1925. While there’s no doubt that The Great Gatsby is a classic of American literature, […]