Lesson 1 (from Part 1, The Little Red King: Dan-tete: Chapter 1, Callahan and the Vampires, Chapter 2, Lifted on the Wave, and Chapter 3, Eddie Makes a Call)
When Jake and Roland walk into the restaurant, they are intent on fighting evil in order to get Susannah back. While this is a common theme, it seems to be even more common in Stephen King's books. Today's objective is to discuss the battle between good and evil and why this is such a common theme in books.
1. Have each student define the concepts of good and evil as they seem to be defined in this book so far.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think being good is always the best side to take in a conflict.
3. As a class, have the students discuss the reasons why authors use the conflict of good vs. evil. What does this mean? Why does the good side typically win? Do the students think it's realistic to show that the good side wins?
4. Homework: Have each...
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