Everything you need to understand or teach The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck.
The Moon Is Down is the story of the invasion by foreign soldiers of a small town in Europe. The name of the town and country and the timing of the event is not provided. In a matter of a few minutes, the lives of the townspeople are turned upside down. The town had been a democracy where all the people were free. After the invasion, the people now have to answer to gun-toting, helmeted strangers.
Colonel Lanser, the leader of the invaders, meets with the leader of the town, Mayor Orden. The Colonel asks for the Mayor's cooperation in getting the people to accept the invasion in an orderly manner. The Mayor responds that he cannot agree to the Colonel's proposition since he was elected by the people who can therefore remove him from office. He must adhere to the voices of the town. The Mayor is...
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