The Dinner Summary
Herman Koch

Everything you need to understand or teach The Dinner by Herman Koch.

  • The Dinner Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Dinner Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Dinner Overview

The Dinner by Herman Koch is a novel that will make you wonder what you would do to protect your child. Claire and Paul Lohman are having what looks like a normal, casual dinner with Paul's brother and wife. However, under all the pleasantries, Claire and Paul are fighting for their son's future. The novel is a powerful meditation on the themes of family, loyalty, secrets, and class and race privilege.

Lesson Plan

The Dinner Lesson Plans contain 156 pages of teaching material, including: