Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, A Woman Named Thursday Next, Chapter 2, Gad's Hill, and Chapter 3, Back at my Desk)
Chapter 1, A Woman Named Thursday Next, Chapter 2, Gad's Hill, and Chapter 3, Back at my Desk
The opening scene of a story is important in setting the tone for the story. Tone is the writer's attitude toward the work and readers, and is usually described in terms of emotions, and how the readers feel as they read. The opening scene of The Eyre Affair addresses Thursday's memories of her father, as well as the Crimean War. Since these memories are quite emotional, there is a strong tone revealed. The objective of this lesson is to learn about the tone at the beginning of The Eyre Affair.
1) Class discussion: What is tone? What is the tone of the first chapter of The Eyre Affair? What about the first chapter gives you the tone? Be specific.
2) Groups: Divide the students into groups of three or four. Have the...
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