Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Cat's Eye; Chapter 2, The Antique Wardrobe)
In Chapter 1, the narrator notes that "blood, suffocation, sudden terror, [and] crime" are closely linked with all things deeply sexual because of their ability to indefinitely destroy human bliss and honesty. This lesson will examine this link between sex and violence.
1. Class discussion: Do you believe sex and violence are linked together in nature? Why or why not? Can you think of areas in today's world that link these two concepts together? Why do you believe these are linked?
2. Divide the class into small groups. Have each group research animals in the wild whose actions link violence and sexuality (such as the blue heron and many types of tropical fish). Have each present their findings to the class.
3. Class discussion: Following the research on animals in the wild, has your opinion of the link between sex and violence altered? Why or why not? Comparing human...
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