Then and Now
The main setting of Let the Great World Spin is New York City in August of 1974. Conduct research and develop a project that compares the city in 1974 to today. How has New York changed?
Look in newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.
The motif of tightrope walking and its art are a metaphorical backdrop in Let the Great World Spin. Prepare a presentation for the class that examines this art form and discuss how it thematically connects to the novel.
Several main characters in Let the Great World Spin die in the course of the narrative. Write an obituary for one of these characters and discuss their memorable qualities.
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