Objective: Part 1 The story begins with Redmond reflecting on a dinner he had with his friend three months ago, and then repeats the dinner conversation. This lesson focuses on the structure of Wells' short story.
1. Discuss as a class how the story opens with the narrator reflecting on a story heard over dinner with a friend. How does the narrator peak the reader's interest immediately? Why do we care if a story is true or not? Is the need for a true story a universal feeling?
2. Break into small groups to discuss how the narrator sets the mood for the story. Rewrite the first few paragraphs, giving the story the same information with an entirely different tone. Share and discuss responses with the class.
3. How does Wells transition the narrator from the present to the actual night of the dinner? Is this a seamless transition? Why or...
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