Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1:)
Black Beauty is told in first person narration from the perspective of a horse. This is a unique perspective for a novel, involving creative liberties on the part of the author, as no one really knows how a horse thinks or what they think about. The objective of this daily lesson is to understand what first person narration means and to explore how this novel’s version of first person narration is unique and creative.
Class Discussion: What is a narrator? What role does a narrator play in a story? How can the narrator influence the story? Do all stories have a narrator?
Activity: Break the class into three groups. Each group must develop a 5-10 minute presentation explaining their given narrative mode to the classroom.
- First Person
- Third Person
- Third Person Omniscient
Assignment: In a one-page written response, answer the following...
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