Teacher Guide

Rhinoceros Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the bizarre form that Ionesco's resistance to conformism and ideology takes might be appealing to students. It is important to teach the concept of Theatre of the Absurd alongside the play itself, and to play up the play's odd humor as well as its serious import and ending. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to the text; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student...

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