The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Literature
Length of Time
Homework Assignment
Description

This lesson is on The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Students will read the book and write an essay on the characters: Robert Cohn, Jake Barnes, and Brett Ashley. They are to write how the characters learned to cope with their struggles of their identity.

Goals

To read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
To learn about the main characters
To read and understand how the characters coped with their struggles

Materials Needed

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Notebook paper to take notes
Pens
Computer and paper to type final copy

Procedure

First, the students will read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. As they read, they need to take notes on the following characters: Robert Cohn, Jake Barnes, and Brett Ashley. They need to locate different descriptions of how each character learned to cope with their struggles of self-discovery. For example, Robert Cohn was a boxer. Why did he want to fight? What did he learn from boxing? What else happened as a result of his boxing?

What about Jake Barnes? What did he learn or believe about man and God and going to church?

What about Brett Ashley? What did she learn about God and going to church? How did her experiences teach her about self-discovery?

After they have read the book and have thought about the questions, they are ready to write their essays. The questions are for them to answer in their essays and to help them think about each character. When they have completed their rough draft and have edited their work, they can type of their final copy and submit it to you for grading.

Grading

You can grade the students on the content of their essays, sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

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