Characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Stories
In this lesson, the students will read Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing the main characters in the two stories.
In this lesson, the students will learn about comparing the main characters in the two short stories title Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. As they read each story, they will take notes on the sections that reveal information about the main characters and their motives. Then, they will take their notes and write an essay comparing the main characters of each short story.
When the students start their essays, they need to first write what they think about the main characters in each short story, and then they need to locate places in both stories that support their information about the characters and include those sections in their essays.
The students will include their answers to the following questions in their essay. Who were the main characters in Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil? What were their motives? How did you feel about both stories and what the author tried to reveal?
You can grade the students' essays on sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. You can also grade the students on how well they interpreted the theme of the short story and the statements they used to support their idea.
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