He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself. ~Nick Carraway, "The Great Gatsby"
In this unit, we will be exploring these essential questions, among others:
Some of these will retrospectively apply to To Kill a Mockingbird, and I expect you to be making connections regularly between the two texts. - This is a core skill of the A2 course.