All groups will complete these tasks
Complete a simple plot diagram of the story that includes
- inciting incident
- rising action (pick 3 points at most)
- falling action
How do fake lions eat real people? Seriously - how is this even possible? What has Bradbury done to make this more believable? In fact, in a radio version of the story, the parents were attacked by fake lions and the kids had to go into counselling to deal with it.
Group 1: Narration
Who is telling the story (what type of narration is it?) and who knows what?
Pick some key lines that show what we learn about each character through narration and tell what it shows.
Do we know the inner thoughts of any of the characters? If so, who and when?
Group 2: Figurative Language & Sensory Imagery
What type of literary devices are used and what purpose do they serve (humour, clarification, detail, etc)? Hint: look for metaphor, simile, allusion.
What type of words or phrases are used to describe the veldt throughout the story? How do these words appeal to the senses? Does the language help you to picture the veldt?
Group 3: Tone
The story isn’t an all out horror scene, but it does make us feel a bit antsy throughout. We get the feeling from the start that this won’t end well. If you were to pick one or two key words to describe the overall tone of the story (the general attitude of a piece of writing), what would they be?
How do our emotions change during the story based on Bradbury’s language? What are some key lines that make us feel like the tone is not friendly?