Lesson 1 (from Section 1, Chapters 1-9)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan spans decades of the life of protagonist Dorrigo Evans and explores themes of culture, social dictates, loyalty, love, and accepting consequences. Section 1, Chapters 1-2 employ flashback to introduce Dorrigo living in Tasmania during his childhood. In this lesson, students will research author Richard Flanagan, examples of literary allusions in the reading, and the setting of Tasmania, Australia; students will analyze and discuss the characters of Dorrigo and Tom Evans in the novel.
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Richard Flanagan, the poem “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and the setting of Tasmania, Australia, in the early 1900s. How many novels has Flanagan written? What are major themes in his works? How is the government structured in Tasmania in 1915 when the novel opens? Why does the author cite “Ulysses”? Retain your notes for the following assignments...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.3, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
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