Shades of Simon Gray
following is a list of items that should be studied before taking the Shades
of Simon Gray test.
Reread the first page where Simonís accident/suicide
Reread The Waste Land
poem by T.S. Eliot, and the prologue and identify if and where examples
of the following literary terms are applied:
Be able to discuss the two settings of this novel.
Know each of the main characters and his or her role in the
project, the investigation, and their relationship to Simon.
Identify the protagonist and antagonist.
Are there any static characters, developing/dynamic characters, minor
characters, or stock characters?
Reread Simonís Poem
Batwings and identify if
and where examples of the following literary terms are applied:
Be able to identify several themes of the novel including
the struggle for ethical behavior, the way individuals perceptions blur reality,
the value of healthy relationships, and the role of cheating and rationalization
of bad behaviors.
Reread all of your written answers from the comprehension
packet. It might be a good idea to
call someone that has read this novel and discuss each question.
You might even be able to do this as a table discussion in class if time
Identify the roles of each minor character:
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