Objective: Section 1: Tallis The unnamed narrator is an important character in the novel. This lesson examines this character, including description, role in the story, motivations, and perspective on events in the novel.
1) Textual Analysis: In "Tallis," what is the unnamed narrator's job? Who are his friends? What is his opinion of Bob Briggs?
2) Group Discussion: What does the narrator think about Gandhi's assassination and Gandhi himself? Does he admire the man? Why or why not?
3) Critical Analysis: What is the narrator's opinion of William Tallis? Why does he fantasize an entire biography of Tallis given the scant details he gets from Mrs. Coulton?
4) Homework: Write an essay, as if you were the narrator, concerning your thoughts about William Tallis and Ape and Essence.
Objective: Section 1: Tallis Bob Briggs is an important character in the novel. This lesson examines this character, including description, role in the story...
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