Please do not think that any and everything you say in a discussion must be "right". That isn't what discussion is for. It's NOT to show each other how smart we are. It is a place to build meaning together. No one has the full picture, but working together, we can discover more than we can on our own.
Again, these questions are not required, I simply told 3rd period I'd put up some questions to help them prepare so they could feel more confident. Don't forget the post below about your last bump assignment.
- How is the tone set for Chapter 8?
- Interpret the simile “’Jay Gatsby’ had broken up like glass against Tom’s hard malice…” (Pg. 148/155)
- Summarize the beginning of Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship, five years ago.
- Why does Daisy give up on Gatsby? How does Gatsby learn of the relationship between Daisy and Tom?
- In what ways can the letter from Daisy while Gatsby was at Oxford be considered Gatsby’s salvation?
- After all that has taken place, how does Nick say he feels about Gatsby? What does he mean? Is he sincere?
- In general, what is Nick’s attitude toward Gatsby?
- What does Jordan do the morning following the accident?
- What clues give Wilson the idea there is another man?
- What conclusion does Wilson come to regarding his wife’s death?
- Whom does Wilson associate with the yellow car?
- What motif reappears in Chapter 8? What meaning is attributed to it?
- Where does Wilson spend the day following Myrtle’s death?
- Where do you think Wilson gets the information to track the car to Gatsby? Use evidence from the text.
- How do we realize that Gatsby is no longer living in a dream and how is it foreshadowed who his killer may be?
- How is Gatsby’s body discovered?
- Why does no one find Gatsby earlier?
- What do you suspect happened to Wilson?