Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Seascape with Figures)
As the novel begins, James Bond is vacationing at the seaside in France. The beach is colorful and crowded, almost a carnival, with music playing and bathers as far as the eye can see. Bond sits in a shelter, watching the scene at the seashore. He remembers his own childhood and the joys of playing on the beach during summer vacation.
The aim of this chapter is to examine the character of Bond
1) Class discussion. What do the students think Bond looks like? What is Bond's character background? What does this chapter say about Bond's character and how does it express it? What do the students think are Bond's motivations for being a secret service agent? What influence has Bond's character had on popular culture? How different is Bond's character in the book to Bond's character in the films?
2) Divide the students into two groups...
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