St. Bernard In The Great Gatsby

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Gill St Bernard’s
St. Bernards was established in 1900 as a school for farm and village boys. Boys received an strong education and learned a trade.
Room and Board was $100 in 1900
Guess how much $100 is today? Answer: $2,743.80
The Gill School was founded in 1934 for girls.
This presentation focuses on education in the 1920s
At St. Bernards, academic classes alternated with carpentry, printing, or farm work.
Along with education and trade training, religious services occurred daily and attendance was mandatory.
Also in the early 20th century, the Julian T. Brown Cup was established. The names of the recipients of the awards have been engraved on the cup since 1912.
Homewinds campus was used for boarding and farming at the St. Bernards School.

Nick Carraway
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That’s why I can’t really call myself an Oxford man.’” (137-138)
By lying about his past, Gatsby is further embellishing on his character as Jay Gatsby, rather than James Gatz. This further differentiates his character as Jay and separates him from his less powerful and wealthy past.
The more people that were attending college and being educated, the more power and success was associated with higher education.
Meyer Wolfsheim = powerful and successful man
“‘He went to Oggsford College in England. You know Oggsford College?’ ... ‘It’s one of the most famous colleges in the world.’” (78)
One of the first things Nick learns about wolfsheim
Gatsby named his library the ‘the Merton College Library’ (97)
A part of oxford college
“An instinct toward his future glory had led him, some months before, to the small Lutheran college of St. Olaf in southern Minnesota. He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despising the janitor’s work with which he was to pay his way through.” (106)
Meyer Wolfshiem asks Nick “‘Are you a college man?’ he inquired suddenly.” (183)
During Gatsby’s
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