Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, the characters are identified quite easily by their looks and speech patterns. This lesson will discuss what is known about the three main characters.
1) Class Discussion: Who are the three main characters? How do you know they are the main characters?
Small Group Activity: Choose one of the three characters and create a graphic organizer, listing characteristics about that person.
Class Discussion: Create a class graphic organizer for each character.
Homework: Write a short essay describing each character, as well as what you think his or her role will be in the play, using the text and graphic organizers for support.
Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, given the play's debut in the 1930s, it must have appealed to audiences anxious for an escape from the Great Depression. This lesson will discuss what aspects of this play would be appealing to the audience.
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