Chapter 1: "The Measure of a Man"
• NOTE: Citations in this Lesson Plan refer to the following version of the book: Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behavior: A Novel. HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Hardcover edition.
• The narrative of Flight Behavior comes from the perspective of a limited, third-person narrator with focus on the thoughts and actions of protagonist Dellarobia Turnbow.
• Chapter 1: “The Measure of a Man” begins with Dellarobia climbing a mountain on a November day behind her home in rural Tennessee.
• Dellarobia has left her two children in the care of her mother-in-law, Hester, and is climbing the mountain in order to meet a paramour.
• Dellarobia considers the fallout of engaging in an affair, knowing that living in a small town, rumors will eventually reveal her illicit actions. She considers her ascent of the mountain to be a journey to a new life that will replace her lonely existence as a discontented...
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