Imagine that you are F Scott Fitzgerald and you are about to add another chapter to The Great Gatsby. The chapter can be on one of the following topics:
1) The reason why Jordan ended up staying at Daisy and Tom’s house
2) What was happening in Nick’s life a year before the events in the novel
3) How Myrtle and Tom’s affair began
Your chapter must be a minimum of 1000 words to a maximum of 2000.
When writing your chapter, remember to use the same tone as Fitzgerald. You do not need to use as sophisticated of a vocabulary as he would, but do not change the mood of the novel. You must also write everything from the perspective of Nick, since the rest of the novel is written from his perspective (and in the first person). If you fail to write from his perspective, you cannot get above a Level 2 on this assignment.
Your chapter must stay true to the novel’s original context, characters and settings.
You will also be completing a 2 page, double spaced rationale explaining your reasoning behind your chapter. Where will you place your chapter in the novel? Why did you write what you did? How does your chapter show the qualities of the characters and fit in with the original setting? Use quotes from the book to defend your chapter’s authenticity and appropriateness.
If your rationale makes sense and is supported with evidence from the text, you can be assured to do well on this assignment, even if your chapter isn’t worded very well.