Day 5

The Member of the Wedding Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think the author did not describe the wedding itself?

    The author did not describe the wedding most likely because it was so ordinary. The ceremony also would have no bearing on Frances's feelings or actions. The focus of the section is Frances's notions about what she hoped would happen and how that compared to reality—her unrealistic hopes and dreams, not the actuality of a wedding ceremony.

  2. 2

    How do you think the police knew that Frances was missing after she ran away from home in the middle of the night? What does Frances think she's been "captured" for?

    Students should recognize that Frances's father contacted the police as soon as he realized...

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