Discuss the plot so far, and consider the function served by the structure of the story as it is told up to the end of chapter seven.
In this section, the backstory has caught up to the present. Students should observe the narrator's presentation of the wedding, and the focus on the events that led up to the wedding. Consider the persuasive role this structure plays. For example, the narrator may want us to begin on a high note so that we too experience the disappointment of the characters in the story. This argument would include the history of the family and the arrival in America and Chicago as important to our own identification with the characters and their plight....
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