Daily Lessons for Teaching The Birthday Party

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Objective: In Act 1, Part 1, the reader is introduced to the characters Meg and Petey. Although they are married, it doesn't appear that the couple hold a great deal of admiration for one another, with Meg more concerned with the goings on of her tenant Stanley than her husband. This lesson will examine the nature of Meg and Petey's relationship in the play.

1. Class Discussion: What seems to be the nature of Meg and Petey's relationship? Does there seem to be problems within their marriage? Do they have a conventional relationship? What level of respect do they have for one another?

2. Class Debate: Split the class into two groups and have them debate whether Petey and Meg have a healthy marriage or not. Give each side 15 minutes to develop their arguments.

3. Writing Assignment: Using the information discussed in class take 15 minutes and write 1-2 paragraphs discussing the nature...

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