After reading, students will know that Wilson is officially responsible for Gatsby's death, but us teachers know that this murder-suicide is much more complicated. Challenge your students with this engaging critical-thinking activity that prompts students to construct a pie chart that mathematically breaks down the blame for Gatsby's tragic death.
This lesson is always a hit with my mathematically-minded kiddos who don't typically get "into" literature. It prompts great discussion and/or debate among students and functions as a great segway to an analysis of theme or author's purpose.
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