Objective: Chapters one through three. Calvin Trillin write this memoir as a tribute to his late wife Alice. Trillin's love and admiration for her is displayed in the many articles and books in which he features her as a real-life character. When Alice dies, Trillin receives condolence letters from people who know her well, and also from his readers; people who never meet Alice, but who feel they know her well based on Trillin's writing. They, too, share his loss. One reader says in a letter to Trillin that she " ... sometimes looks at her boyfriend and thinks, 'But will he love me like Calvin loves Alice?'" (pg. 6) This lesson focuses on the theme of love.
1) 1. Small Group Activity: Break the class into four groups. Ask students to discuss and record evidence of Trillin's love for his wife Alice. In what ways does love motivate the author...
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