Team Nick, Team Desi, or Neither?
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to consider how both Nick and Desi exhibit misogynistic behavior.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2
Ask your students whether or not they have been comparing Nick and Desi, and assessing who is “better” for Amy. It's not unusual to have this reaction to the text – after all, popular media inundates us with narratives of heroines who must choose between their two male suitors. For example, in The Hunger Games, Katniss must choose between Peeta and Gale; in the Twilight series, Bella...
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