Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
In the late 1890's, Henry James wrote the novel Washington Square. James was an American born writer and was the son of a clergyman and a diarist. James spent much of his life in England and is well known for his novels in which he portrays Americans and Europeans. Washington Square is a novel and is also considered a tragicomedy. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the genre of Washington Square and the novelist, Henry James.
1) Independent Work: Library Research and Biography: Students should find information on the background of Henry James, the author of Washington Square. Students should focus on James' family, reading that interested him, his masterpieces, and other information. Students should write a 2-3 paragraph biography on Henry James.
2) Pair Work:
a) Discuss and Define: Students should discuss and define the term "genre" and determine the meaning. Students...
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