Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Amer Wagdi)
The point of view shifts with each section. It will make for a more sophisticated reading to understand point of view and how it can affect the reader's experience.
The objective of this lesson is to understand point of view.
1. Class discussion. What different points of view can be used? What does each point of view entail? Divide the students into groups and assign them each a point of view. Their aim is to find the reasons an author would choose that particular point of view. After ten or fifteen minutes, compare the students' ideas before leading them into a discussion. Why do they think Mahfouz writes "Miramar" from the third person, yet with four different narrators? Does it limit the story in any way? How do the students think the story would be different if it was written in the first person?
2. Group work...
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