Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
In Chapter 1 the narrator is not named, but in Chapter 2, the narrator forms an identity. The objective of this lesson is to learn the role of narration in the novel and the effect it has on the story as well as readers.
1) Class Discussion: The narrator remains unnamed throughout the course of Chapter 1. Why does the author do this? Does this cause readers to gain a curiosity about the novel and narrator? What are the pros and cons of this writing style?
2) Partner Discussion: The narrator becomes named in Chapter 2. Why does the author finally decide to name the narrator? What are the benefits of this? Does the author wait until the appropriate time to finally name the narrator?
3) Journal Writing: Write a paragraph or two in a journal responding to the following. What is the role of the narrator in the novel...
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