Make a list of eight or ten named characters in the novel, and arrange their names in a circle. Using colorful pens or pencils, draw lines between those characters who have some sort of relationship with one another. Use different colors for different types of relationships: sexual, friendship, family, employee/employer. Discuss the following: How many characters have multiple types of relationships? How does this influence the structure, of the novel? How does it impact character development?
In a small group, choose a scene from the novel you would like to act out. You may consider a scene where dialogue is present, or one which has action. Write a short script, paying attention to the formulation of each character. How would a certain character sound? Would he or she use language in a unique way, as with using double entendres and puns...
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