A Soldier's Life
Do some research to find what a typical soldier's life was like during the Mexican Revolution Then write a short report comparing and contrasting that life to the soldiers' lives presented in the novel. Do you think Carlos Fuentes did a good job capturing this lifestyle? Why or why not?
Have students write a scene giving the novel an alternate ending. What might they change? How might the message of the novel be different?
Many of the characters in this novel die but the reader is not presented with an obituary. Choose one of the characters in the novel who dies and write an obituary for them after their death, keeping in mind what the family and friends might have wanted to say in remembrance of their loved one.
Draw a picture of any two characters and, at the bottom of...
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