Lesson 1 (from Part 1 - Wisconsin, Fall, 1907 - Chapters 1 and 2)
Part 1 - Wisconsin, Fall, 1907 - Chapters 1 and 2
The story is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator which makes it third person point of view. The objective of this lesson is to understand point of view.
Lead the class in a discussion of point of view in literature. Begin with a definition and a clarification of the different perspectives. What can the students observe about the point of view in this novel? Can they distinguish why this point of view is so obvious? How does the author use the point of view through the eyes and thoughts of an unnamed narrator? Have them point out some examples of the third person perspective and share with the class.
Divide the class into small groups and have them explore the book from a different perspective. Have them write this chapter from Truitt's point of view. How...
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