Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 5)
Marlowe approaches Terry and helps him up while the parking attendant looks on. Marlowe tells the parking attendant his attitude has apparently gotten him a long way in life so far but the man doesn't catch Marlowe's sarcasm. Marlowe takes Terry home, sobers him up enough to get his address and takes him to his own apartment. He sees him again at Thanksgiving when Lennox is again drunk. This time, Marlowe intervenes just before a policeman arrests him.
The aim of this lesson is to examine Marlowe's character.
1) Class Discussion. What do the students think are Marlowe's goals and motives? What does the fact that he helps Terry say about his character? Do the students think he would help anyone or does Marlowe suggest he sees something different in Terry? In what way does Marlowe's kindness towards Terry contrast with his wisecracking exterior? What does...
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