Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Introductions)
Chapter 1, Introductions
Very early on in the book, the author introduces us to the concepts of surrealism and shows how these beliefs helped shape the formation of this book. Although the author has shown his seeming ambivalence to surrealism in the text, it is clear that this movement greatly influenced the writing of this book. This lesson will examine the portrayal of surrealism in the book.
1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups and create a list of descriptions given of surrealism in the book and how the author tries to mimic these ideas in the book. After your group completes the list have one member share your findings with the rest of class.
2. Class Debate: Have the class split into two groups and have each side argue whether the author purposefully mimics surrealist beliefs in his text or if he simply defines the...
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