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LEARNING GOAL: You will demonstrate an understanding of perspective, bias, and c

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LEARNING GOAL:
You will demonstrate an understanding of perspective, bias, and characterization by examining an event or scene from The Great Gatsby.
ASSIGNMENT / PLANNING:
You will recreate a scene from The Great Gatsby from the perspective of Jay Gatsby. With few exceptions, the entire novel is told from Nick Carraway’s point-of-view, and although we are promised that he’s honest, it’s important to consider how the perspective shifts when events come from someone else’s eyes.
    Choose a significant event or scene from any part of the novel up to the end of Chapter Six.
    Consider who is involved, where it occurs, who speaks, who listens, who acts
    Rewrite the event/scene from Jay Gatsby’s perspective. Use first-person point-of-view from this character’s eyes
    Consider Gatsby’s thoughts, reactions, and emotions. He may verbalize some, or he may internalize others, (which he would think to himself for the benefit of the reader)
    Think about how details may change with the perspective shift
Ideas for events or scenes might include, (but are definitely not limited to):
    The party in Chapter Three where Gatsby suddenly appears – or as he watches people
    The drive with Nick in Chapter Four – or the meeting with Wolfshiem at lunch in Chapter Four
    Proposing the plan to meet up with Daisy to Nick in Chapter Five
    The reunion of Gatsby and Daisy in Chapter Five
    The party in Chapter Six where Gatsby meets with Tom and Daisy
SUCCESS CRITERIA:
Follow these criteria to ensure success on the assignment
•    Perspective of Gatsby is clearly demonstrated, and includes a  main event/scene (or interpretations of such) as it unfolds before his eyes
•    Other elements, such as conflict, characters, setting, and plot, are revealed in your writing
•    The tone and style is consistent with that of the novel
•    The length is about 400 words, and includes a mix of dialogue, description, and narration
•    The writing has been edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity, and is typed/double-spaced.

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