Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Analyzing Theme in the story Sniper. - Section 4: Wrap Up

 

I included this wrap up because this student asked the question  why characters in the story are not given names, "I wonder why?"  The following day this insightful comment lead to a class discussion when we completed the reading. We talked about the story's tone and how by not giving people names, the author objectifies his characters.  We then discussed how the author may have wanted to portray the characters in the story as objects versus human beings with names and feelings and how this demonstrated his attitude towards war.  Some students had difficulty understanding tone and how the author's attitude came through when reading the story.

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Analyzing Theme in the story Sniper.

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 7 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze the theme which develops over the course of the story "The Sniper," by "chunking" theme, plot, and characterization.

Big Idea: How the use of "chunking" helps all students analyze a story by identifying theme, plot, and characterization.

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