Lou Ann's Point of View
Kind of Activity:
Students will think about perspective and write a diary entry from Lou Ann's point of view.
Common Core Standards:
While most of the novel is told in Taylor's first-person voice, several chapters, including Chapter 2, which introduces Lou Ann, are written in third person.
As a class, discuss why Kingsolver might have decided to write Lou Ann this way. Why doesn't she speak in a first-person voice like Taylor? What effect does this have on our understanding of her character?
Ask students to imagine the events of Lou Ann's chapter were written in the...
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