The Office In Your Mind
Kind of Activity:
Students will seek out identifying details in the text, and express their mental image of a common locale in the novel.
Common Core Standards:
One of Chandler's strengths as a writer is his ability to paint an intriguing picture with his prose. Given that a number of The Long Goodbye's scenes take place in Marlowe's office, it may be beneficial for students to have a strong mental image of what that office looks like. For this assignment, students will comb through the text up to this point and find those scenes, compile a list of descriptions, and finally...
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