Objective: Chapter 1, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty-At the beginning of the book, it appears that this is a typical fairytale of a princess in need of a prince to rescue her. However, after a few pages it becomes clear that this is not a normal fairytale, but rather it is an exotic tale of a helpless princess. This lesson will discuss the use of fairytale scenery in the book.
1. Group Discussion: Split the class into groups of four and have them discuss the use of fairytale scenery in the book. What purpose might the author have for creating fairytale scenery at the beginning of the book? What might the author be suggesting about the true nature of fairytales based on this representation?
2. Class Debate: Split the class into two groups and have them debate whether the author meant to impart fairytale scenery at the beginning of the...
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