Lesson 1 (from Part One, The Shadow Before: Chapter 1, After the Flood (1957))
Part One, The Shadow Before: Chapter 1, After the Flood (1957)
Georgie is introduced in the very first chapter, described, and then killed. The objective of this lesson is to explore the purpose of Georgie's character in the short time he appears in the novel.
1. Class Discussion. Georgie is introduced in the very first chapter. What kind of character is he? Do you think of him as innocent? Why or why not? What type of activities is he doing? Do you think he is a typical child? What type of relationship does Georgie have with his brother, Bill? How does Georgie react to what he sees in the drain? Why do you think that Georgie's character is introduced so early in the book if he also is killed off in the same chapter?
2. Writing Assignment. Write an obituary for Georgie based on the details of...
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