Lesson 1 (from Book One, The Compleat Angler: Gus the Fish and The Rogue River Fishing War)
Book One, The Compleat Angler: Gus the Fish and The Rogue River Fishing War
The chapter "Gus the Fish" tells the reader of the beginning of the relationship of Gus's parents, Ma and Henning. Gus is established as the narrator and main character of the story. The objective is to discover how the parents of Gus come together and what it means for their relationship and for their son.
1. Class Discussion: How do Henning and Ma meet? What kind of a character is Ma? What is Henning's background? Why do they fall in love so fast? What kind of parents will they make if their backgrounds are so different?
2. Partner work: Is their relationship one that could last? Find five quotes that would prove the length of their relationship. Do opposites attract? What kind of parents will they be? What does their volatile relationship mean...
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