Day 1

The Member of the Wedding Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Frankie insist that to her the world is "sudden"? What happens that reinforces this perception?

    Frankie does not really understand how or why things happen, so everything seems to her surprising and sudden. She is not old enough to understand how and why her brother Jarvis and his fiancee Janice chose to get married, or why her friends rejected her; other people's motivations are obscure to her, generally. This leads to a sense that when something definitive happens, it comes out of nowhere.

  2. 2

    Why does Frankie identify with the moths at her window screen? What does she see in them that she sees in herself?

    She recognizes that the moths could fly...

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