Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
As the book begins, it is apparent that The Beautiful Side of Evil is an autobiographical narrative. The purpose of this lesson is to understand literary point of view and in this case, the first-person perspective.
1. Why do you think that the author chose to write her tale as a first-person narrative? How does it help her shape her story?
2. Write a detailed description of a typical Saturday for you. Be sure to use first person point of view to describe your day.
3. What aspects of the story make the novel autobiographical? Discuss with a partner the literary devices used.
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1)
It becomes clear that the author is constantly searching for truth. In this section, the search for Pachita is the metaphorical search for truth that Johanna constantly finds herself emerged in. Slowly it is revealed that the only way to know God is...
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