Daily Lessons for Teaching Invisible Man

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Lesson 1 (from Introduction)


The objective is to differentiate subjects worthy of recording from those that are simply mundane.

Most of our daily activities are not worth writing about; the job of any writer is to recognize aspects of human character or history that deserve to be memorialized and to create characters with depth.


Exercise 1

The author tells us that part of the difficulty in writing his novel was in creating a character with "depth," that is, a character worth remembering. Working in small groups, identify the characteristics of the narrator that give him the depth to which the author is referring.

Exercise 2

Create a list of favorite entertainers, writers, movie stars or sport figures about whom you know. Choose two or three for group discussion and answer the following questions:

--Will that individual be remembered 20 or 30 years from now?

--Is that character worthy of having a book written...

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