Lesson 1 (from Chapters I-III)
The Raquins' shop is introduced in the first chapter of this novel. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the setting of the shop.
1) Writing assignment: In their journals, students will respond to the following prompt: How would you describe the shop? What stands out most about the shop to you? Why? Students should have an opportunity to share their responses with the class.
2) Class discussion: Where is the Raquins' shop? What is this location like? What do they sell in the shop? What type of customers do they have? What does Thérèse do in the shop? Why does she act this way? What does Camille do in the shop? Why does he act this way? Why does Camille not care about the location of the shop? What does Madame Raquin do in the shop? Why does she act this way? How...
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