Day 3

Gone Girl Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    According to Nick, why do criminals talk so much?

    Nick thinks that criminals talk a lot (do they? What does Nick know about criminals?) because it feels good to confess, and to have someone listen to you. Nick doesn't seem to realize that he has the option to talk about his feelings honestly with others. Why do you think this might be the case? Students may look for answers in Nick and Amy's marriage, Nick's relationship with his father, and especially in Nick's devotion to traditional masculinity.

  2. 2

    Why does it matter that Amy may have been pregnant? How will this affect Nick? How will it affect media portrayal of Amy?

    Ask students to consider how...

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