Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1)
Prologue and Chapter 1
In "Betrayal in Death," the Prologue tells readers about a murder that is being set up and will take place. This promptly sets up the plot of the novel. The objective of this lesson is to examine the plot of "Betray in Death."
1) Class Discussion: The plot of the story becomes known when a murder occurs in May 2059. Why is the plot given so quickly in the story? Is this a positive or negative idea? Is it necessary for readers to know the plot of a story so quickly?
2) Partner Discussion: Not all novels contain a prologue. What is the purpose of a prologue? Does this story require a prologue?
3) Journal Writing: Respond to the following. Is there any other possible plot that can be detected, besides murder, just by reading the prologue? Cite examples from the text in order to justify...
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