Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to explore the impact of one literary work on another
Common Core Standards:
Students should read Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Overcoat" for homework prior to this activity.
Discuss the story as a class. Begin by asking one of the following questions:
- Why does Lahiri make this particular story so significant to her novel?
- Why is the story so important to Ashoke—how does his preference reflect who he is as a character?
- What do you think Gogol will think of the story?
- How does the phrase that Ashoke shared with...
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