Daily Lessons for Teaching The Tiger's Wife

Téa Obreht
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Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1: “The Coast”)


The Tiger’s Wife is a novel that combines magical realism, folklore, and history together as it relates three interwoven plotlines. Written by Tea Obreht, an American writer of Bosniak/Slovene origin, the novel is set in an unnamed Balkan country and closely reflects the struggles of the former Yugoslavia, where Obreht was born. Objectives for this lesson include researching author Tea Obreht, analyzing the narrative and language style of the novel, and discussing the tone and mood established in the Prologue and Chapter 1: “The Coast.”


Class Discussion: As a class, define “narrative perspective” in literature and determine the narrative style of The Tiger's Wife. Is the story related from a first, second, or third-person point of view? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? Is the story related in present or past tense? Does the narrative style change in the Prologue...

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