Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
A flashback is a point in a story when a character thinks back to an earlier time in order to give more information about the present story. The introduction of Foster's work looks back on the first publication of the book and recounts the way it became published. The objective of Lesson #1 is to discuss the purpose of this flashback and identify the meaning it brings to the work.
1) Classroom discussion: What is the purpose of a flashback in literature? What do you already know about flashbacks? What is the specific flashback Foster recounts in his work?
2) Writing assignment: Make a list for the events the flashback in the Introduction covers including who, what, when, where, and why references. Be sure to include names of specific characters as well as any vivid images the narrator gives readers to experience the flashback more thoroughly.
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