Objective: Chapter 1: In Chapter 1, the reader is introduced to May Bartram, a soft-spoken woman who holds a secret dear to the book's protagonist, John Marcher. Since her character isn't given much dialogue in this chapter most of our impressions must be made based on others opinions of her, making her an interesting character to observe. This lesson will examine the character May Bartram in the book.
1. Class Discussion: What is the nature of the narrator's description of May in the book? What is the nature of John and May's acquaintance with one another? What might the author hope for May to represent in the book? What role might May play in John's life in future chapters?
2. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and read the different descriptions given of May through both the narrators and John's perspective. Then make a list of these...
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