Lesson 1 (from Prologue | Chapters 1-5)
Prologue | Chapters 1-5
Early in the book, the reader realizes that Rachel and her father have a strained relationship. In fact, the Senator's insistence that Rachel quit a job she loves shows how selfish and questionable his motives are. This lesson will discuss the nature of the strained relationship between Rachel and her father.
1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and create a list of the descriptions given to describe Rachel's relationship with her father. After creating the list, have one person from each group share findings with the rest of class.
2. Class Discussion: What role did Rachel's mother's death and her father's treatment of her play in the strain in their relationship? What role does Rachel's differing ideals from her father's play in the strain in their relationship? What is telling of Senator Sexton's inability to accept his daughter based...
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