Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
Kate has been having a very rough day as she arrives at the airport. This lesson is on the author's use of sarcasm to convey her frustration.
1) Class Discussion: What is sarcasm? What does the author mean when he says "as pretty as an airport"? What does this literally mean? How does the author explain his sarcasm right after he makes this statement? How does this relate to Kate's state of mind?
2) Journal: What does the author mean when he mentions Ursa Minor in relation to the confused airport traveler? What else confuses the traveler, in the author's mind? How dose he use sarcasm to convey this?
3) Interpretation: How does Kate wrestle with the notion of God? How are her musings sarcastic? What does she conclude about the involvement of a higher power in the orchestration of her difficult day?
4) Groups: Discuss Kate's...
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