Objective: Chapters 1-2 No Longer at Ease can be classified as a coming of age/historical novel and has characteristics of literature produced in post-colonial societies. The objective of this lesson is to ensure that students can distinguish between different classifications and can identify the characteristics that account for this description of the novel.
1) Class Discussion: Give students the opportunity to explain classifications of novels. Guide the discussion with the following questions: What determines the classification of a novel? Why are novels classified? What are some types or genres of novels? Ensure that the discussion includes the following: picaresque, historical, biographical, science fiction and coming of age novels. Explain the following:
- The picaresque novel presents the adventures of a protagonist who becomes aware of the world's realities and frequently comments cynically about them.
- The biographical novel provides an account of a person's life experiences and...
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