Hemingway - Cat in the Rain / Iceberg Theory

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Marc Philippi (2519849) Cat in the Rain – A Short Story Teaching Unit Seminararbeit im Rahmen des Seminars: “Literatur Fachdidaktik: Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts at School” Seminarleiter: Klaus Heissenberger, M.A. Fachrichtung 4.3: Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen Universität des Saarlandes SS 2012 Outline 1 General Framework 2 1.1 Plot Summary 2 1.2 Language 2 1.3 Curriculum 3 2 Lesson Outline 3 2.1 Teaching Objectives 3 2.2 Lesson Plan 4 3 Didactic Analysis 5 3.1 Pre-reading 5 3.2 First Encounter 6 3.3 Input Phase 1 6 3.4 Consolidation 1 7 3.5 Input Phase 2 7 3.7 Consolidation 2 7 3.8 Closing Phase 8 3.9 Homework 8 Bibliography 10 Annex 11 Short Story Analysis Sheet 11 1 General Framework 1.1 Plot Summary Cat in the Rain is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in his collection In our Time in 1925. The scene shows a young american couple spending a rainy day of their vacation in a hotel room in Italy. The story starts with the American Wife, which remains nameless throughout the story, wishing to get the cat she sees hiding from the rain under a table. As she walks by the front desk to get the cat, she feels a slight affection for the elderly and masculine looking innkeeper. She returns to her husband after she realized that the cat had disappeared already. Back in her room, she starts complainng about her hair and other material things she is missing. Her husband reacts insensitive and does not show any interest in her complains and feelings. After that, the maid knocks on the door. She carries a cat in her arms and states, that the innkeeper sent her. Full text available under http://www.vahidnab.com/cat.pdf 1.2 Language The language used in Cat in the Rain is a characteristical example of Hemingsway’s typical writing style. He is known for his terse
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