Objective: Part 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 The exposition, which is the first element of the plot of a story, introduces the setting, characters, and events important to understanding the story. The objective of this lesson is to learn about exposition.
1) For class discussion: What is the first element in the plot of a story? What is the function of exposition in a story? Why is exposition important? What information does the author present in the exposition of Body and Soul? Be specific.
2) Groups: Divide the students into groups of three or four. Have the students discuss the questions: From what you have read in the exposition, do you think this work will focus more on character, action, setting, or ideas? Why? What clues are there in the exposition that hint at why the author (author's purpose) may have written this novel?
3) Individual: writing assignment: Have the students write a...
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