Objective: Time is an important element throughout CAT'S EYE, which deals with the main character's memories and the intrusions of her past on her present. The novel begins with a discussion of time. The objective of this lesson is to examine the main character's view of time.
1) As a class, read the opening of the novel. Discuss the main character's view of time and her brother's view of time. How do they differ? What perspectives are the two characters looking at time from? On the board, make a class Venn diagram comparing the two views of time.
2) Have each student write down his or her own description of time. Go around the room and have students read their views of time. Compare the students' views with the characters' views in the novel.
3) Break the students up into groups. Assign each group a question about Elaine's vision of...
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