Suitable for high school and college and university classes. Developed by a Swarthmore College student, Adriana Obiols Roca, with feedback from Professor Peter Schmidt, as a final assignment in English 71D, "The Short Story in the U.S.," spring 2014.
Learning Objectives. Students will: understand the differences between direct and indirect characterization and be able to identify examples of each; understand the uses of irony and foreshadowing in the story as well as more generally in literature; become acquainted with Flannery O’Connor and her writing style, particularly with her use of the grotesque; explore the complexity of the themes present in the story and the characters O’Connor has created, especially the Misfit and the grandmother; exercise a variety of critical thinking and analytical skills in order to form ideas and opinions about O'Connor's story and her writing strategies; practice reading comprehension and summarization; employ and practice writing skills in an essay assignment.
American literature, contemporary literature, Flannery O'Connor, short story, post-1945 U.S. literatures
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Adriana M. Obiols Roca , '16 and Peter Schmidt.
"Lesson Plan For Teaching Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"".
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