Objective: Act 1 This first scene sets the stage for the rest of the play because of all the hints it gives about the future of the plot. The objective of this lesson is to explore some possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud with the class the part where Gregers talks about how much he wants to help Hjalmar and his family. Have the students each write a short paragraph predicting what this speech by Gregers could be foreshadowing. Do you believe this could really take place in this plot? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Read aloud with the class the part where Peer's mother says that she thinks her son will end up in a Mad House. Split the...
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