Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Chapter 1 | Book 1, Chapter 2)
V is a very complicated character. The reader never learns his identity; in fact, V tries to make himself into a symbol of the dissatisfaction of every man. In addition, V represents different things to different people; the government fears him, while Evey is simultaneously afraid of and fascinated by him.
In this lesson, the students will examine V as a character and determine what he represents to the characters that the reader has met so far.
Tasks, Ideas, Challenges and Homework
1) Class discussion: Describe V's house. What is it called? Why do you think that V chooses that name? Why does V bomb the Parliament building and attack the train?
2) Small group discussion: Split the class into groups of three or four students. Discuss: What characters have we met so far that represent the government? What is their main goal? What do you think...
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