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18. “It happens second Friday after Easter.” a. Sheriff Guidryb. He is telling Grant that the date of Jefferson’s execution has been set. 19. “Will that circle ever be broken?” 20. “Let me bring you a little radio. You can have music all the time.”
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8 A Lesson Before Dying TEACHING UNIT INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Questions for Discussion and Essay 1. Discuss the time period during which this story takes place. Do you find this time period to be realistic in terms of the action? Explain your answer. 2. Tante Lou and Irene are very important characters, both in Grant’s life and to the book as a whole. Briefly describe each supporting character and discuss the influences on the main character and on the novel in general. 3. Relationships play an important role in this novel. Choose any two important relationships revealed in this book and briefly describe how each is influential in the development of each participant’s personality and behavior. 4. Describe the interactions between Grant and Vivian. What do the characters seem to want from the other? How does the end of the novel resolve their relationship? 5. Describe the interactions between Grant and Jefferson. What does each character seem to want or need from the other? How does the end of the novel resolve their relationship? 6. Vivian is an influential character. Pick out two or three significant scenes in which she says or does something important to the course of the novel. Using these scenes, explain her importance to the plot. 7. Choose two or three scenes where the students Grant is in charge of say or do something that affects him and the course of the novel. Explain why their words and actions are important. 8. There are numerous references to racial prejudice in this novel. Identify two or three of these references, naming the characters involved and the result of their attitudes and actions. 9. Consider how this novel ends, not just for Grant, but for other characters, too. What one (or possibly two) thing(s) would you change if you could rewrite the story? Why would you make these specific changes? How would they influence other parts of the novel? 10. Identify the action that occurs in the novel, including the introduction, conflicts, rising action, climax, denouement, and resolution.
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9 A Lesson Before Dying TEACHING UNIT INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Test MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. How did Jefferson get involved in the store manager’s murder? A. He was buying cigarettes at the times the murderers entered the store. B. He had held a grudge against the owner for years.
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