This is a fun, creative assignment that also wraps-up Fitzgerald's classic novel with a conversation about the deeper themes and ideas regarding the American Dream and the concept of the Self-Made Man. Included is a template for students to complete with their own idea of a self-improvement regimen.
This assignment was created with the objective that students can apply some of the concepts in the book to their own lives, while also being wary of some of the hazards that ultimately brought about Gatsby's dénouement. Comparing some of the student goals and resolutions out loud is a bonding and enjoyable exercise for the entire class. This also works as a good homework or extra credit assignment throughout the school year.
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