To begin this assignment, react to the excerpt from chapter two of The Great Gatsby. First impressions of Tom and Myrtle
Record words, phrases, details, or quotes from the Write an adjective or text that cause the reader to have an opinion about phrase that describes the these two characters: opinion YOU have with each item you record at left.

Writing about a First Impression


Write a statement (5-7 sentences) that describes how you think Fitzgerald wants you to feel about the characters and why. Remember, details to create characters and mood are carefully chosen.

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