Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Henderson has had a difficult family life. He has been married twice and both his father and brother are dead.
The aim of this lesson is to examine Henderson's family life.
1) Divide the class into three. The first group needs to look at the problems Henderson faced in the family, the second group needs to look at the problems his brother and the third group the father. After fifteen minutes conduct a debate between the three sides. End the lesson by asking how Bellow expresses how problems in family are continued through each generation? Do the students think that Henderson has passed on his problems to his children?
2) Ask the students to look at the Henderson family and choose two people from different generations--for example the father and brother. Their task is then to write a character background for each person. What similar traits do...
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