Lesson 1 (from Preface)
Morrison decided to read Marie Cardinal's book after being persuaded by the title, The Words to Say It. She was inspired by it and it spawned many questions that Morrison would later seek to answer. Cardinal's book details her struggles through madness, therapy, and healing, though Morrison doubts that the whole book is autobiographical. This lesson will focus on The Words to Say It and Morrison's impressions of it.
1. Class discussion: The Words to Say It documents Marie Cardinal's life through madness, therapy, and healing. How did Marie Cardinal struggle? Was she actually healed at the end?
2. Journal entry: Morrison was persuaded to read The Words to Say It by the title. Does the title have the same effect on you? What about the subject matter? What did Morrison see in the title that was so enticing?
3. Individual assignment: Write at least two paragraphs...
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