Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to consider whether Amy is a villain, and what this may indicate about how Gone Girl represents women.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1
Encourage students to seek out articles in reaction to the novel's portrayal of Amy. Is she an anti-hero? A pure villain? Is her depiction offensive to women? There are a myriad of articles asking and answering these questions. Reading a selection of these will help to start a discourse about Amy's characterization.
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