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The Great Gatsby Teaching Unit

The Great Gatsby Teaching Unit

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  • Explain the following: “Gatsby’s death, like his life, is the product of an illusion.”
  • In your mind, does Gatsby’s “incorruptible dream” cancel out his businessactivities?
  • Since Gatsby and Wilson both lose the women they love to Tom, they dietogether. What does Tom’s victory represent?
  • Prove that the following is an idea developed in this novel: America’s loss of devotion to an ideal has turned the “green land” into an ash heap.
  • In the last chapter, Nick compares the green new world with the green light at the end of the dock. How do they represent similar things?
  • In the prologue, we see that Nick has arrived at a definite point of awareness. Trace his developing consciousness in the novel and comment on how he functions as the narrator.
  • Explain why Fitzgerald’s style is described as “lushly evocative.”

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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.

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