Objective: The First Encounter introduces us to Dr. Teague Summer, a young doctor who is struggling with his own personal issues of disappointment and feelings of inadequacy. The objective of this lesson is to discuss this character and his attributes, to gain a better understanding of the person the author is presenting.
1. Class Discussion: Is Dr. Teague Summer this story's main character? What do we know about him? How does the author present him?
2. Group Activity: Divide the class into groups of three or four and discuss the major life changes that the narrator (Dr. Summer) goes through in Hatter Fox. Where has this left him? How does it make him feel? What is he searching for at this point in the story?
3. Individual Assignment: Create an in class journal entry on how easy it is for you to relate to Dr. Summer. Is he a character...
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