Lesson 1 (from 1. Indian Gallows)
1. Indian Gallows
In "Indian Gallows" Prince Roanoke finds himself with Elnora, who is already engaged. Even after he rescues her from his own father's destruction, she continues to marry her fiance. This lesson will discuss the theme of unrequited love in "Indian Gallows" and how the tragic romance theme is something that everyone can relate to.
1. Group Discussion: Divide the class into groups and discuss the theme of unrequited love in "Indian Gallows". How is this element to the story essential for the reader to feel empathy for Roanoke? Do you think had Elnora fallen in love with Roanoke the story would have the same impact on its readers? How is this situation something that everyone can identify with?
2. Class Debate: Divide the class into two and have one side argue that had "Indian Gallows" omitted the element of unrequited love the reader would not...
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