Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Exposition is a narrative device, usually used at the beginning of the novel, that gives the reader necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances at present. The novel "Good in Bed" uses exposition to inform the reader of the protagonist's past romantic relationship, as well as give some insight into her childhood. This lesson discusses the use of exposition in the novel "Good in Bed".
1) Class discussion: As a class, create a definition for exposition. Write the definition on the board and have students copy it into their notebooks. Discuss examples of exposition from other works, and compare the effectiveness of Weiner's use of exposition to these other works. Discuss the importance of the background information given in Chapter 1. Would the reader's understanding of the characters and their present circumstances be affected if the reader was not given the background information?
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