Everything you need to understand or teach Mao II by Don Delillo.
This complex, multi-faceted narrative tells the story of reclusive novelist Bill Gray's ill-fated attempt return to public life. In language rich in both ideas and imagery, and following a plotline incorporating several historical events and places, the book also explores the metaphoric relationship between terrorism and writing, the power and influence of dictatorship, and the tension in relationships between the need for connection and the need for isolation.
The book begins with a Prologue fictionalizing actual historical events - a mass wedding of thousands of his followers by cult leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon. A middle-aged businessman, ignoring the restless complaints of his wife, searches the crowd of brides parading through Yankee Stadium in New York for a glimpse of his daughter Karen. Meanwhile, as the narrative shifts point of view, Karen pushes aside thoughts of her parents as she focuses on the symbolic commitment to Moon embedded...
Mao II Lesson Plans contain 103 pages of teaching material, including: