Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
In the Prologue, the book opens with a series of letters, especially by historical figures, that grant a sense of reality to the story. This lesson will discuss this opening.
Class Discussion: How does the book open? What other books can you think of that open in a similar fashion?
Small Group Activity: From whom are the letters? Research these historical figures.
Class Discussion: Share the responses from the small group activity. What have you learned about these historical figures? What do they have in common? What are their differences?
Homework: Is this opening effective? Why or why not? What does it give the story? How do the historical figures enhance the story?
Lesson 2 (from Prologue)
In the Prologue, Freud's noting of his research into the Death Drive foreshadows several things in the book. This lesson will discuss this foreshadowing.
Class Discussion: Freud's noting of...
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