Objective: David Applelow's quest for a new job is central to the plot of "Futures." The objective of this lesson is to analyze how the author uses David's job hunting to anchor the other events in this story.
1) Class Discussion: How does David Applelow lose his job? When does David lose his job? Why is he so worried about this job loss? How does David initially begin looking for new work? How does looking through newspaper ads change David's plot line? How does going on the interview with Ms. Samuel change David as a character? Why does David cancel all his other interviews after his first interview with Ms. Samuel? What does this lead to happening next? How does Marnie influence David's job search? How does David's job search influence his relationship with Marnie? How does Zach influence David's job search? How does David's job search relate...
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