he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious ...

he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious ...

The Great Gatsby Reader Response #1 Listen to the following musical selections. What images and words come to you as you listen? Write at least five sentences! The Great Gatsby- Reader Response #2 Chapter One- page 6-8: Select three descriptions involving the use of coloryou dont need to write the whole quote, just the descriptive images. Then write a minimum of five sentences interpreting the images that are created through this use of imagery and the symbolism of the

colors. . . . -he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet dark (26). Reader Response #3:

*write four sentences minimum! How do you define the American dream? What is it and what does it mean to you? What is your American The Great Gatsby: Reader Response #4 Chapter 2: pages 23-25 Read back through the beginning of chapter 2. Find three descriptions of the color gray or the idea of death. Write down the descriptionsnot the entire sentence, just the description and a minimum of five sentences about what image Fitzgerald constructs with the valley of

ashes. Reader Response #5: (write 4 sentences) What if money didnt matter for your American dream? How would your dream change? Why or why not? Why is money so important? Reader Response #6: Pages 39-41- Gatsbys party Find five different descriptions of Gatsbys party that appeal to each of

the five senses. Then describe the party using your own words in five sentences minimum. The Great Gatsby Reader Response #7 But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires . . . (58) What do you think Nick

means when he says this about himself? How does this make him different from other The Great Gatsby- Reader Response #8: What are your impressions of

Gatsby? What do other people say about Gatsby, and what does he tell Nick about himself? Why do you The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby Reader Response #9 Reader Response #9 Page 74-77 Page 74-77 Summarize Daisy and Summarize Daisy and

Gatsbys past history Gatsbys past history together. together. 5 sentences minimum 5 sentences minimum Jay Gatsb y Jordan

Baker Tom Buchanan The Great GatsbyReader Response #10 Select one character represented here and find two quotes that describe them- physically and personality traits. Then describe the character using your own words. 5 sentences minimum in your own words.

Daisy Buchanan Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby Reader Response #11 Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that

had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His Why has the colossal significance count of enchanted objects had of the green light at the end of diminished by one (93). Daisys dock vanished

forever once Gatsby has met Daisy again? Can you relate to this experience of anticipation versus reality? Describe your experience. The Great Gatsby Reader Response #12 I wouldnt ask too much of her, I ventured. You cant repeat the past. Cant repeat the past? he asked

incredulously. Why of course you can! (110). What does Gatsby want to repeat? Is it possible- why or why not? Do you agree or disagree with The Great Gatsby Reader Response #13 Compare and contrast Gatsbys true origin story in chapter 6 (VI)p.100 with the fictional story he told Nick in chapter 4(IV)-p.65 . Why do you think Gatsby felt it

necessary to fabricate a story about where he came from originally? Does your opinion of Gatsby change- why or why not? Reader Response #14 Describe Daisys dilemma. What do you think Daisy will decide to do? What do you think Daisy SHOULD decide to do? Five

sentences minimum! Reader Response #15: Summarize the events of Chapter 7. What were the most significant Reader Response #16

Show me a hero, and Ill write you a tragedy. F. Scott Fitzgerald Is Gatsby a hero? Why or The Great Gatsby Reader Response#17Final Reader Response Fitzgerald is considered a lyrical

writer which means he uses words the way an artist uses a paintbrush to describe a scene or an emotion. Find one quote in the book in which Fitzgerald uses descriptive imagery and write it down. Then write five sentences about the underlying meaning of that quote and why you like it.

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