Day 5

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Nick learn about Gatsby from Mr. Gatz when he arrives?

    Mr. Gatz shares a photo of Gatsby's house that he received two years ago, and shows Nick a book from Gatsby's childhood where he recorded his schedule and resolutions, which reveal him to be a highly disciplined, serious young boy - point out the parallels between young Gatz's self-improvement regime and Ben Franklin's similar writings on self-improvement. Mr. Gatz seems to have truly loved his son and believed in him deeply.

  2. 2

    Why does Nick go to such efforts to try and make Gatsby's friends attend his funeral?

    Nick is upset by the idea that Gatsby's many friends and...

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