Objective: The novel, 2nd Chance, is started with a prologue. In the prologue the murder that the main character is investigating is introduced before the cast of main characters is ever seen. The object of this lesson is to look at the use of a prologue.
1) Discussion: What information does the reader gather from the prologue that might otherwise not be revealed? Could Estelle Chipman's murder have been used as the prologue rather than Tasha's? Why or why not?
2) Classwork: Have the students write up a different prologue to be used in 2nd Chance. What would you put into the prologue and why?
3) Homework: Have the students write a short essay that looks at both a prologue and an epilogue. This can be how they are different or how they are the same or any other aspect of prologue and epilogue that you find worthy of discussing...
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