Daily Lessons for Teaching I, Claudius

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)


The first chapter of this book makes it very clear that the story is told from the personal point of view of Claudius, then Emperor of Rome. This lesson will focus on the first person narrator and how that affects the story.


1) Discuss the different types of narrator (first person, third person limited, third person omniscient) with students. Ask them to provide examples of each different type from books they are familiar with.

2) Ask students to write one or two paragraph speculating on why Grave chose to tell this story from Claudius's perspective.

3) Ask students to write two versions of an event, once from the third person perspective, and then from the first person perspective.

4) In class discussion, ask students how using a first person perspective can affect a story. Ask students: Does it distort the facts of a story to tell it from one...

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