The Means Of Literacy In Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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If you were to ask me what literacy meant to me when I was younger, I would tell you, that it represented reading a book, and simply writing. As a child I thought literacy had to deal with English class, although it does relate, there is much more to literacy than we think. Being young, I wasn’t aware of the definition of literacy, and if you are anything like me, you would eventually have to just learn on your own. Growing up I rarely thought about what literacy truly meant, but I can say that it was a question I was curious about. As I matured as a student and took more English classes, my knowledge of literacy, reading and writing, grew. The more I began to write essays, the further it seemed to take a toll on me to deepen my understanding …show more content…
After every chapter, we would come back to class, and discuss what we thought about the book, and re-read certain areas in case we overlooked any important details. Also, we would each have to individually say how we conveyed the message of the paragraphs throughout the book. I began to notice that each of my classmates had a different understanding, and point of view on general meanings of the novel. At first I found it difficult to say my thoughts on the novel to my classmates, in fear that I would have a totally different understanding from them. Then I started realizing there is no wrong answer, because the only thing that matters is that you mindfully present your own interpretation. Everyone was correct because it was how we thought the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald was trying to convey the novel to …show more content…
Literacy has many different meanings; it depends on how you think of it. I have learned this through my time in school, mainly from my experiences in it. There is no right or wrong answer to defining literacy. At this point in my life, literacy has to do with majority of my everyday life routine. The meaning itself allows me to express my opinions, in such a way that I can say exactly what I feel without having to feel criticized on my own thoughts of what literacy truly means to me. I know that as I grow as a writer, I’ll discover different ways to interpret the meaning of

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