Lesson 1 (from Page 1-46)
In pages 1-46 of Hogfather, the author Terry Pratchett describes how Death has assumed the role of the Hogfather. Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and setting. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of this book as fantasy.
1) Class Discussion: What is fantasy? Begin with a discussion of this popular genre. Identify elements of fantasy in this chapter. There are two worlds introduced in the first chapter. They are the world of Susan's home and the world of Ankh Morpork. What does the author reveal about the characters in these settings that immediately introduces the element of fantasy? What elements of the story line are full of fantasy? Discuss.
2) Group Discussion: Divide the class into smaller groups. Discuss how the book...
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