Objective: Part 1 Chapter 1 This book is partially autobiographical. The objective of this lesson will be to review some major aspects of Willa Cather's life, and to discuss how having this book partially autobiographical affects the plot and the feeling of the book.
1) Provide a brief overview of Willa Cather's life along with some of the major events in her life. Split the class into groups and assign each group one of the major events from her life. Instruct each group to study their event and write about how this event would have shaped her life and affected her writing style. Allow each group to present their information. Discuss some of the different ideas that are presented.
2) Review each separate character found in the first chapter. Have the students identify each character named, and the classify them as the protagonist, a main character, a minor character, a foil...
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