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The Great Gatsby eNotes Response Journal
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- While the narrator was in college, people often shared their secrets with him because they knew he was not judgmental. Do you think finding fault with someone else’s behavior is generally good or bad? Are there circumstances when we should judge someone else’s behavior and reject it? If so, write about some types of behavior that should be condemned.
- After explaining that he is not a judgmental person, the narrator says there are limits to his tolerance: “Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes but after a certain point I don’t care what it’s founded on.” How would conduct founded on “hard rock” differ from conduct founded on “wet marshes”? Discuss what you think the passage implies about the narrator’s state of mind?
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An eNotes Response Journal is designed to encourage your students to read and write more effectively and with more pleasure. Each Response Journal includes a rich variety of writing prompts: some will take students directly into the text, while others will give students an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.
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