Saturday, January 16, 2010
Maybe Gatsby was on the island at some point?
Warning: If you haven't watched Lost season 5 yet...this is going to have some spoilers!!
Yesterday I posed some questions to the class to get them ready to discuss The Great Gatsby. One of the questions asked about when it was OK to lie to people. Knowing I'm slightly obsessed with Lost (which comes back in a few weeks!!!!!), a kid raised his hand an gave this answer:
"OK, so you know in Lost when they all leave the island? It's totally OK to lie when you leave the island and make up a bogus story about how you left and that everyone else is dead because you wanna protect them and if Widmore found the island he'd just kill everyone, but maybe Ben's gonna kill them all anyways, but it's OK because no one else in the world knows they're alive, but I guess it doesn't matter because it's 1974 anyways. So in that case it's OK to lie."
I laughed until I cried.