Objective: The narrator introduces the reader to Quinn at the very beginning of City of Glass. We learn that he is a thirty-five year old man who lives alone and holds the occupation of novelist. Quinn spends much of his free time walking about New York when he is not working. He loves being able to blend into the seamless landscape of the city. The objective of this lesson is to explore Quinn's reasons and motivation for his daily walks.
1) Class discussion: Discuss why Quinn loves walking through New York. What aspects of this activity does he love the most? Which aspects does he love the least? Does he ever find inspiration for his novels through his daily walks?
2) Groups: Discuss how Quinn's daily walks give insight to his character. What does the reader learn about Quinn based upon the fact that he walks alone? Why does...
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