Lesson 1 (from Section 1: pages 3-30)
Section 1: pages 3-30
In the introduction, the novel is described as an epistolary novel of manners. The objective of this lesson is to enable students to identify the characteristics of these classifications and to develop anticipation questions about the story.
A. Class Discussion:
1. Begin the class discussion by giving students the opportunity to define the terms "epistolary" and "novel of manners". Guide the discussion with the following questions:
- What are some types or genres of novels?
- What determines the classification of a novel?
- Why are novels classified?
2. Ensure that the discussion includes the following: picaresque, historical, biographical and coming of age novels.
- What are the distinguishing features of the picaresque, historical, biographical and coming of age novels?
- Picaresque - presents the adventures of a protagonist who becomes aware of the world's realities and frequently comments cynically about them.
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