— Compare and contrast the film version of The Great Gatsby with the written version of This Side of Paradise. The 1974 version is available in sections on YouTube, but there is also a 2000 made-for-television version, and of course the 2013 remake. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that you will need a strong debatable thesis to guide this essay. You may want to focus on specific elements, such as comparing two characters or the varying themes.
—–Most of these works have strong regional ties. How does the author connect the work to the region in which it is set? What do these regional elements contribute to the overall meaning of the work?