Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Book)
Chapter 1, The Book
The author characterizes Artemis, as he will be throughout the novel: very smart, arrogant, and doing whatever it takes to get what he wants. The objective is to understand the character of Artemis through direct and indirect characterization.
1) Class Discussion - What direct characterization does the reader receive from the author? In direct characterization the author tells the reader directly what the character is all about. What do you think indirect characterization is? What insight does the reader get from the meeting between Nguyen and Artemis? How does Artemis treat Nguyen? How does this treatment go against the grain of what we perceive as proper protocol? How does Artemis treat the fairy? How does this treatment coincide with the way that he treats Butler? Explain to the class in the course of discussion (if there is confusion) the difference between direct and...
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