Kind of Activity:
To understand the challenges of adapting the novel to other media.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9
Using clips from the many film/operatic/theatrical adaptations of Gatsby, discuss what aspects seem to be most important in adapting this particular novel to other media.
Questions for discussion might include:
-What is effective about these adaptations? What doesn't work as well?
-If you had the chance to adapt Gatsby, what medium do you think would be best and why?
-What aspects would you handle differently than the versions we've seen?
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