Day 2

Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How does bravery manifest itself in “The Capital of the World?” What is its relationship to other character traits, such as cowardice, ego, and naiveté?

    Students can think about the various ways in which the characters in “The Capital of the World” might be considered brave and what this trait ultimately means for them. They can discuss the meaning of bravery in the bullfighting ring and in other contexts, such as the matador who is ill putting up a 'brave front.'.Students can discuss the relationship between bravery and ego and can consider which elements of the story might complicate the straight-forward dynamics of fear and bravery in the bullfighting ring. For instance,...

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