Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
James' troubles are clear from the start of this story, from his appearance to his complete lack of memory as to how he got on the plane and how he got injured. At the same time, with the revelation that this story is not entirely truthful, that also clouds our perceptions of how James got into the position he is in at the beginning of the story. Today's objective is to talk about narrators and how learning about their honesty affects the way we experience a book. How does the truth affect what we know?
1. Have students discuss how they feel about the idea of Frey lying during certain parts of this story. Does that affect the way they experience this book?
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether it's important to have a narrator you can trust. Why or why not?
3. As a class...
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