Daily Lessons for Teaching Tropic of Orange: A Novel

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Lesson 1 (from Monday: Chapters 1 and 2)


Bobby and Rafaela's relationship is first described from Rafaela's point of view after she has already left Bobby. After this introduction, Rafaela's marriage to Bobby is described, including the end of it. The objective of this lesson is to examine the impact of this order of revelation in developing Rafaela's marriage to Bobby.


1) Class Discussion: How is Rafaela initially introduced in the novel? Where does she live in Chapter 1? What is Rafaela's daily life like in Chapter 1? Who does she appear to be close to? How can the reader tell who Rafaela is close to? How does Rafaela seem to feel about her life in Mexico? When is Bobby introduced? How is Bobby introduced? How can the reader tell that Bobby is Rafaela's husband? What has happened to their marriage at this point? What is Bobby's life like in the United States? How does Bobby...

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