Objective: Chapter 1 STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS - The novel opens with the stream of consciousness of an old woman named Harriet as she recalls her time living in Mexico. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the literary technique of writing in stream of consciousness, and to discuss whether or not this is an effective way to open a novel.
1. Divide the class into groups of three or four students to research the literary technique stream of consciousness. How is this term defined? Why is this technique used in prose writing? Have each group give a five minute presentation of their findings.
2. Is stream-of-consciousness writing confusing to read? Divide the class into two groups for a cross classroom debate. After fifteen minutes, ask the class the following: What could stream of consciousness writing add to a text?
3. Is the stream-of-consciousness in this text effective? Divide the class...
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