Everything you need to understand or teach The Gunslinger by Stephen King.
"The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed." This line starts the story of the gunslinger and it cleanly sums up the motivation of the main character and plot of the story. This story follows the hero, the gunslinger, Roland Deschain, as he pursues the man in black across a desert wasteland and into the mountains. He has followed the man for twelve years and his pursuit never wavers for any reason. He is willing to sacrifice all, even his own life, to find the man in black.
Roland meets many people along the way and the reader is given a glimpse into his history and personality as he makes his journey across many miles to find the man in black. Several of the people Roland meets are used as human traps by the man in black to thwart Roland from capturing him.
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: