Objective: In Chapter 1, Baden notes that the famous often seem linked to conspiracy, particularly after their deaths. He believes this may be due to their larger than life status, and their profound effects on our lives. This lesson will discuss the concept of fame, and the influence of fame in death.
1. Group discussion: What do you believe celebrities bring to the lives of non-celebrities? Why do you think they appear larger than life to some? Why do some persons, like Kennedy, become celebrities while others in the same position do not have such an appeal to the public? Does this have an effect on how their death is viewed? Why?
2. Pair comparison: Break the class into pairs. Have each pair compare and contrast the personas of Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. How are these two individuals the same? How are they different? What characteristics do they share?
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