"I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works." This colored view is the focus of a close reading activity that asks readers of The Great Gatsby to examine the way Fitzgerald's descriptions build the tensions of wealth and status in the novel.
- Crash Davis's credo from Bull Durham and The Apostles Creed may be used as examples of credos
- The activities presume a protocol has been established for a safe and respectful discussion of emotionally-charged issues
- Links are provided to biographies, texts, and critical essays
- Some of the exercises may not be appropriate for your classroom; therefore, preview and carefully consider how you will handle the discussions before launching the activities