Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
In the first part of Chapter 1, the author reveals himself as the narrator of what he claims to be a true story based upon a real-life excavation and a legend he heard from his grandmother. However, it is impossible that hair could still grow from a skull, marking the narrator/author as unreliable. This lesson will deal with the trope of the unreliable narrator and how this will affect the story.
1) Class Discussion: Who is the narrator? How do you know this? Can the narrator be trusted? Why or why not? What has the narrator said that proves that he is not a reliable source of information? Why is this proof? How will this affect the following story? Can you trust anything in this book actually happened? Why or why not?
2) Group Work: Divide the class into small groups of three to five. What is...
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