Kind of Activity:
Students will analyze scenes from the novel, determining the direct and implied meanings in characters' dialogues, and then performing reimagined scenes for the class.
Common Core Standards:
At the beginning of the novel, the narrator mentions that New York society is built on "faint implications and pale delicacies," which means that almost nothing is stated explicitly. Instead, everything is implied, hinted, and obfuscated in the name of politeness. This is clear in many of the book's conversations. The characters are trying to...
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