In the following classes, we´ll work on the story we have just read.
After the analysis we did together, it is time you set down to work on your own.
This activity will take 3 classes. If you don´t finish, you´ll have to finish for homework.
Internal conflict vs External conflict
The conflict in a short story is a struggle between two forces.
- In an external conflict, a character struggles against an outside force, such as an element of nature or another character.
- person versus person
- person versus nature
- person versus society
- In an internal conflict, a character struggles with his or her own opposing desires, beliefs, or needs.
- person versus himself
Answer the following questions over the story using infographics.
Infographic: Piktochart Publish the infographics in your blogs.
- Describe the external conflicts in the story. Explain the internal conflict in the story.
- Initially, why does Ravi enter the shed in the story?
- Describe some moments of suspense in the story. How is the suspense created?
- What are the moments of suspense that are created in the shed for Ravi?
- Are Ravi’s conflicts settled at the end of the story?
- Account for The forgotten furniture in the shed. How can the forgotten furniture be associated to Ravi?
- There is an instance of foreshadowing in the story. Can you identify it?
- How does Ravi behave when he reveals himself to his family?
- How does his family respond to his behavior?
- What realization does Ravi come to at the end of the story?
In pairs, write an essay. Choose one of the following questions. Use a drive and share it with me.
- Discuss the theme of childhood as presented in “Games at Twilight” by Anita Desai.
- Games at Twilight by Anita Desai is a short story about a young boy’s despair generated from a realization of his insignificance. Do you agree?
Publish the final version (after my correction) in your blog.