Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, From a View to a Kill)
Chapter 1, From a View to a Kill
This chapter begins with the assassination of a Royal Corps of Signals dispatch-rider and the theft of his top-secret materials. This event establishes the theme of deception which is utilized extensively throughout the novel. This lesson will explore how Fleming uses deception both to advance the plot and to develop his characters.
1) Split the class into two groups: Have one group generate a list of ten examples of Fleming using deception to develop characters in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. Have the other group generate a list of ten examples of deception advancing the plot in the novel. Bring the class back together to discuss the findings. Are some deceptions used only for the purpose of character development? Only plot advancement? Do any deceptions accomplish both at once?
2) Class discussion: Having come to conclusions about Fleming's use of the...
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