Even though this is a typically thought of as a children's book, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are has many complex ideas within in it.
In this small unit, students will analyze the character of Max looking more deeply in to the story by comparing it to the film. Specifically, they will look at how the monsters symbolize the complex emotions that Max is working through.
You will need the children's book and the movie in order to complete this lesson.
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