Day 2

The Girl on the Train Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In today's reading assignment, we are introduced to a third point of view character, Anna. Why do you think Hawkins has chosen to tell this story from three points of view? Why has she chosen these three women as her point of view characters?

    The main reason the story is told from multiple points of view is because different characters have different perceptions of the situation (and different information). Generally the aim of the mystery writer is to reveal information in the order that creates the most suspense. One tool that the author can use to direct the order in which information is revealed to the audience is to shift the narration between the different point of...

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