Everything you need to understand or teach Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut.
This thematically and narratively complex book tells the life story of Walter Starbuck, ex-socialist, ex-capitalist, and ex-con. Moving fluidly back and forth between past and present, incident and insight, irony and irony, the novel explores themes relating to the tension between capitalism and communism, layers of meaning inherent in layers of identity, fact, and fiction, and the interconnectedness of all things.
The novel begins with a lengthy prologue written in the...
Jailbird Lesson Plans contain 96 pages of teaching material, including: