Objective: Prologue: The year is 1735, and eight-year-old Serena MacGregor gets a lasting lesson that a Scot can never trust the English. The objective of this lesson is to examine the events in 1735, the effects they have on eight year old, Serena, and how something this horrific has an impact on their future.
1) Discussion Points and Questions:
> Who is Serena expecting the day in 1735 where the novel opens?
> Who arrives at their home?
> Why doesn't Serena follow her mother's instructions to go into the nursery?
> What does Serena observe from the top of the stairs?
> How does Serena react?
> What happens to her mother?
> How does Serena feel about what happens?
1. Group Activity: In a large group, describe the characteristics eight year old Serena reveals in the Prologue of the novel. What type of child is she? How does she feel about family? Why doesn't she follow...
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