Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-6)
"Dolan's Cadillac" employs many themes that interact with each other such as revenge and obsession. Robinson's wife was murdered by Dolan, and this begins a long obsession with wanting to have revenge. This lesson will focus on how the themes of revenge and obsession are portrayed in this story.
1). Graphic Organizer: List all the ways in which Robinson is obsessed with Dolan, his wife, and revenge. How does this differ from the character of Dolan?
2). Class Discussion: How does "Dolan's Cadillac" portray the themes of obsession and revenge? How does Robinson's obsession with revenge consume his life? How does Robinson act on his obsession? How does Dolan become a victim of Robinson's obsession?
3). Group Activity: In groups of 3-4 students, reflect on this quote in a group paper of 1-2 pages: "When I was tired and discouraged I went to Dolan as a...
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