Objective: Adeline comes from a wealthy and powerful family, yet is seen as a poor and powerless individual. This lesson explores the dichotomy of her family dynamics and how this difference started early in her life.
1) Family structure can play a huge role in the development of a child and his or her self esteem.
Class Discussion: Open a discussion about the family structure in Adeline's life in Chapters 1 and 2. How is Adeline's family structured? Who are the members that Adeline lives with? Where is her place in the overall family structure?
Homework: Write an essay imagining if you had been told since you were very small that you were bad luck because you caused the death of your mother. How would you feel? How would your siblings treat you? Do you think this statement has an effect on Adeline's childhood overall? Do you think it would...
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