Day 6

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Looking closely at both "Little Britain" and "Stratford-on-Avon," describe where Crayon focuses his commitment as a narrator and what he seems to be most persuaded by as an observer.

    Strong answers will explain why Crayon is more removed from "Little Britain" as a story, and why he is so involved and even overtaken by aspects of "Stratford-on-Avon." One story is more matter-of-fact in its reportage, the other more imaginary and fantastical. Crayon's interest in literature and the imaginary come to bear on the differences: Shakespeare sparks his imagination in a way that the everyday goings-on of a town might not.

  2. 2

    What is essentially "Crayon" about "Little Britain"...

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