Alternative Point of View
Much of "The American" is written without fully explaining Claire's point of view. Rewrite (for at least 2 pages) a section of your choosing from "The American" from Clarie's perspective. Be prepared to read your rewrite to the class and then answer questions, in character, about your interpretation of events.
Book Jacket Sketch
Imagine that Newman writes a book about his time in Paris. Design a book jacket for his book, making sure to include all of the details about it that are mentioned in the actual story.
The chapter titles in "The American" are simply Roman numerals. Go through the entire book and rename each chapter. Be prepared to share and explain your titles with the class.
Draw a sketch of a key character from "The American." It can be just of their face, or of their whole body. It...
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