A Lesson Before Dying Study Guide
1. What is the name of the defendant?
2. On what day is the trial held?
3. For what is he on trial?
4. On what day is the sentencing held?
5. What is the verdict?
6. What is the sentence?
7. Contrast the portr
Allegory in A Separate
Allegory in A Separate Peace
Allegory is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a
narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The
Big Fish Notetaking Assignment
While reading Big Fish by Daniel Wallace, take notes on the following topics. Your notes may
be either handwritten or typed. For each topic, be sure to include quotes from the novel to
support your analysis and discussions.
Big Fish and The Odyssey Narrative Writing Assignment
Both Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and The Odyssey by Homer examine complicated father-son
relationships. For this assignment, you will write a narrative that tells the story of a humorous,
serious, or in
A Lesson Before Dying Review Guide
Identify the Characters
Directions: Define, describe, and identify the following characters.
1. Grant Wiggins
3. Tante Lou
4. Miss Emma
5. Vivian Baptiste
6. Reverend Moses Ambrose
7. Irene Cole
8. Henri Pic
Greek Drama Notes
1. Draw the ancient Greek theater:
2. Label the following parts of the theater and explain their functions:
3. Identify and describe the following individuals:
Oedipus Rex: Prologos Reading Notes
1. Read Oedipus second paragraph on page 159. Who does Oedipus ask to speak for the
a. What kind of leader does Oedipus seem to be based on this passage? Which
words or phrases support your opinion?
All Quiet on
1. In the
the novel, why
happy to be
able to sleep?
one peer of
Act II Study Guide
1. Who is Brutus personal servant?
2. In the beginning of this scene, Brutus is pacing his orchard in the middle of the night. Why can
he not sleep?
3. Brutus receives a letter in this scene. What does that letter say?
Act III Study Guide
Directions: Answer the following questions.
1. Name the three people who try to warn Caesar about going to the Capitol (in both Acts II and
2. Why is Cassius afraid that Publius knows about the conspiracy against
Brutus Speech: Act II, scene i
Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius,
To cut the head off and then hack the limbs,
Like wrath in death and envy afterwards;
For Antony is but a limb of Caesar.
Lets be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius.
Directions: Pretend you are Brutus. Write a letter to the people of Rome and justify your part in
the conspiracy against Caesar. Why do you want to kill him? Do you think Caesar will be a good
dictator or will he be a tyrant? Is he even ph
Act I Quotations
Directions: Work in groups to analyze the following quotes. Discuss who said the words and how
those words are significant to Act I.
1. O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome,
Knew you not Pompey?