Lesson 1 (from Prologue, The Castle)
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the world of Dreaming.
1. Class discussion. What do the students understand about the world of Dreaming from the prologue? How does Gaimen use the prologue to introduce the world of Dreaming and its characters? Do the students think it is necessary to have such an introduction?
2. Ask the students to choose a character in the prologue and examine their role within the Dreaming world. Bring the students together and examine how they work together as a team.
3. List the following on the board: Morpheus, Cain and Abel, pumpkins, Nuala, imaginary books and fairies. Ask the students to choose one of these and discuss their meaning within popular culture. What are the myths surrounding them? What meaning do the students think they give the story?
4. Homework. Compare the world of Dreaming to another similar world in fiction. What...
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