At the conclusion of Chapter 8, we find Jay Gatsby dead, lying in a pool of his own blood. A number of characters and events directly and indirectly contribute to his death. This activity involves the entire class in a "Literature Trial" that decides who ultimately is to most to blame for Gatsby's death. This is a cooperative learning activity in which each class member has a specific role, touching upon a plethora of learning styles. Above all, a close study of the text is required as "evidence" to the Jury.