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Photo by Dana Pavek/WDC Schools WDC sophomore students created interactive booths showcasing the novel, "The Great Gatsby," by asking questions about characters and elements in the story. From left, Shane Motschenbacher is quizzed on who was the narrator of the story, as Jessica Iken, Haley Lowers, Victoria Witthuhn and Emily Orsello wait for his answer: Nick Carraway.

WDC English students study 'Gatsby'

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Wadena-Deer Creek sophomore students recently finished reading "The Great Gatsby," a novel written by Minnesota-born author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

WDC English teacher Beth Hawkins said the novel teaches students many literary elements, as well as a snapshot in history during the Roaring 1920s.

"It's beautifully written work," said Hawkins of Fitzgerald's book. "It helps students understand symbolism, irony, characterization and many other literary elements."

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