Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 10)
Chapters 1 through 10
In War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk continues the story of the Henry and Jastrow families started in his epic, The Winds of War, which tells the story of these two families leading up to World War II. The objective of this lesson is to understand how, even after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the characters failed to understand the impact World War II was soon to have on everyone's lives.
Tasks, Ideas, Challenges and Homework
1. Discuss how "Talky" is broadcasting from Singapore, and he and Pam are in the city when the first Japanese air raids occur. How does Talky compare these air raids to the ones London? Why does he think the Japanese are no real threat? When news of the attack on Pearl Harbor comes, what does Talky believe it means? Why do you think he takes this view? In your view...
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