Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
In Summer Knight, flashbacks and backstory are provided, giving the reader insight into the life of Harry Dresden and the things he has been through recently. Summer Knight is the fourth in a series, so the author provides enough detail from the previous novels to allow the reader to understand what is going on. The objective of this lesson is to look at flashbacks.
1. Class discussion: What is a flashback? How is it used in literature? Why might it be used? How did Butcher use it in Summer Knight? Was it effective? Why might flashback be the best technique for imparting information? How do flashbacks in literature resemble people's thinking in real life? Why were flashbacks necessary for this book?
2. Group work: In group, list the types of information that would be best to introduce via flashbacks. Also list other ways in which the same...
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