Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Jean Braithwaite
Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Dr. Douglas LaPrade
I use my position as a high school English teacher to teach the following books: The Metamorphosis, The Stranger, Fahrenheit 451, The Great Gatsby, selected poetry by Housman and Hardy, Lysistrata , short stories by Ernest Hemingway, and the Catcher in the Rye. These literary classics have accompanied me in my growth as a scholar and individual and comprise the major works I teach as a high school teacher. I have blended sketches of my life with these works of literature to create small narratives about the way I inspire my students to be like the characters they read about. Each chapter stands alone but together creates a retrospective exploration of my maturity, relying on literary works as guides. I am as honest with my readers as I am with my students about the events that transpired in my life and how they resonated with the books I read.
Torres, Gabriel Jorge, "Please be a Gatsby" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 363.
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