AP* Literature Teaching Units

Reproducible curriculum unit


   Order Code: PRS103   
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By the end of this unit, students will be able to: discuss nineteenth-century social attitudes toward women, children, and family; identify and analyze the types of women present in the novel; compare and contrast Edna Pontellier and Madame Ratignolle in their roles of wife and mother; trace the stages of Edna’s awakening; discuss the impact of figurative language, symbolism, and imagery on the meaning of the book; analyze the significance of the specific settings on the meaning of the book, including Grand Isle/New Orleans, and Leonce’s house/the "pigeonhouse"; analyze the roles of various men in Edna’s life (the Colonel, Leonce Pontellier, Dr. Mandelet, Robert Lebrun, Alcee Arobin) and their contribution to Chopin’s social commentary; and discuss the ambiguity of the end of the novel and support multiple interpretations of Edna’s final act. 102 pages. ©2003.

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