Objective: Chapters 1-3 In the opening chapters of the book, the author makes use of contrasted elements, a theme which will be used and expanded on throughout the book. This lesson is about contrasts. Students should understand some of the contrasts presented so far, and interpret the author's literary intent for those and future elements.
1) Class discussion: What is the scenery and mood of the opening chapter of the book? What is symbolized by the invalids in the sanatorium looking down over the landscape? What are some possible interpretations of this scene? What is the scenery and mood of the second chapter of the book? What is the significance of the men being on, and in fact, below ground level? How do these two scenes contrast? What is the author trying to establish with this contrast?
2) Small Group Discussion: What can be said about the appearance and...
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