Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Separation of Power by Vince Flynn opens with Dr. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, on her way to the funeral of her boss, Thomas Stansfield, the director of the CIA. Stansfield made it clear before his death that he wanted Irene to be his successor and that he has made all the arrangements for her nomination to take place. Not everyone approves Irene's nomination of Irene, though, and several people want to stop it such as billionaire Mark Ellis and Congressman Rudin.
This lesson will discuss the nomination of Irene Kennedy and its importance as a catalyst in the novel. Several subplots develop in the novel because of opposition to Irene's nomination and people conspiring together to halt her nomination.
1. Group Project: Divide the class into small groups. Have each group compile a list of people who oppose Irene Kennedy's nomination...
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