Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: What Comes Around Goes Around)
Chapter 1: What Comes Around Goes Around
The narrator is a voice in Tod Friendly's head, but he is not completely connected to the narrator, which raises the question of how the narrator knows he is himself. This lesson will explore the concept of consciousness.
1. Small group discussion: The book begins with a dark sleep, and then the narrator realizes that he is a voice in a character's head. People often describe themselves as voices in their own heads, but is this all a person is? Break the class into small groups and ask each group to come up with a list of how people understand themselves. What other feelings or knowledge define a person to himself?
2. Class discussion: Once the groups have reassembled, ask the class to discuss whether the narrator is a person or merely a literary device for telling the story from a...
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