Everything you need to understand or teach Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (novelist).
Revolutionary Road is a tragi-comic novel that begins with an emphasis on absurd comedy but ends tragically. Long considered a literary cult classic since its publication in 1961, it is a searingly lucid exploration of the anesthesia of suburban middle America that can prove fatal to basic human decency and values. Frank and April Wheeler are a young couple in their late twenties with two children who follow the great suburban migration that characterized America in the mid-1950s. Somewhat reluctantly, fully aware that life in suburban Connecticut may not suit them, the Wheelers buy a home near a housing development generally referred to as Revolutionary Hill Estates. Frank is a graduate of Columbia University who works at a nebulous job which he hates at Knox Business Machines in New York City, to which he commutes by train daily.
The story begins with the spectacular failure of a play...
Revolutionary Road Lesson Plans contain 137 pages of teaching material, including: