Using clues from any chapter or chapters, students should attempt to map out the location of the story and the property the narrator describes.
Considering the narrator's "rebirth experience" in the lake, create a visual image of the character before and after her plunge. What did she look like before? How might she have changed after her revelation?
Choosing any character from the text, students will create a "profile" using only dialogue that reveals character traits. Listing 10-12 quotes, students will attempt to communicate the personality of a character to their classmates.
Lost in Translation
Atwood's narrator mentions language barriers many times in her novel. Students will choose any line from the novel that is misinterpreted by a character and write a paragraph in which they a) identify the meaning they believe is intended by the speaker and b) identify the meaning presumed...
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