Do some research to find what a typical soldier's life was like during the 1800's. Write a short report comparing and contrasting that life to the soldiers' lives presented in the novel. Do you think Lily Tuck does a good job capturing this lifestyle? Why or why not?
Have students write a scene giving the novel an alternate ending. What might they change? How might the message of the novel be different?
Many of the characters in this novel died but the reader was not presented with an obituary. Choose one of the characters in the novel who dies and write an obituary for that person, keeping in mind what the family and friends might have wanted to say in remembrance of their loved one.
Draw a picture of any two characters and, at the bottom of the picture, include a few...
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