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Short Story Graded Discussion: The Necklace
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For this review exercise, each group will get a question to discuss and then each group will have 10 minutes to have a fishbowl discussion. The rest of the class will be listening on.
Your group will get one of the following questions to discuss:
- What rold did the necklace play in the story?
- Why was Madam Loisel so unhappy?
- Does Madam Loisel learn a lesson by the end of the story?
- What does the necklace symbolize?
- Why didn’t Madam Loisel tell the truth?
- How is “The Necklace” a backwards version of Cinderella?
To get 100% for this activity, you must share equally in your group’s discussion AND use literary terminology in your discussion.
- Internal conflict
- External conflict
- Direct Characterization
- Indirect Characterization
- Point of View
You may discuss any of the pieces of literature that we have read for comparison sake but you must keep the discussion basically about
- “The Necklace.”
- “The Cask of Amontillado”
- “The Most Dangerous Game”
- “The Interlopers”
- “The Necklace”
Not everyone in your group needs to use every word but all or most of the terms should come up in the mini-discussion. Please note that the conversation should be as natural as possible, it shouldn’t sound forced. My objective is that you have an intelligent conversation, using the terms about “The Necklace” and referencing the other short stories we’re read this year so far, not that you have an awkward, miserable display in front of the class.
Fishbowl discussion, as in, you are the fish in the bowl and we arethe people outside the bowl watching you.
- Are you answering the questions using textual-based answers?
- Are you using literary terminology?
- Any reference of other works?
- Are you sharing equally in the conversation?
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Using literary terms, have a small group discussion discussing questions about Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace