A lesson plan for teaching this novel to college and university students. After completing the lesson plan, students should have an enhanced understanding of the following learning goals: the similarities between different types of internal and external migration, and the effects migration has on individuals and their senses of identity; why nativism is so prevalent, the negative impact it has on humanity, and how it can be overcome by shared experiences between people; how authorities such as governments and mass media corporations use technology to deter immigration, via both force and influencing the public, in ways that dehumanize immigrants; how the narrative voice's level of omniscience with respect to both the thoughts of characters and time can be altered to emphasize different perspectives and opinions; and included are some basic definitions of narrative voice to give to your students.
Developed by a Swarthmore College student, Keyan Shayegan, with feedback from Professor Peter Schmidt, as a final assignment in English 052C, "Towards a More Perfect Union: Contemporary U.S. Fiction," spring 2019.
American literature, Asian studies, English literature, literature, narrative, postcolonial studies, South Asian studies, pedagogy, migration studies, contemporary literature, postcolonial literature, narrative theory, Mohsin Hamid
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Keyan Shayegan , '22 and Peter Schmidt.
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