This is a PDF of a presentation that introduces discussion of the themes and some vocabulary of the novel Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant. This was originally used as a summer reading discussion opener for a pre-AP course.
-Novel vocabulary with illustrations
-Introduction to Naturalism
-Works by Turner, Monet, and Boudin for discussion using vocabulary and for addressing the main themes and conflicts of the novel and how setting affects story
-Paintings by Gustave Caillebotte to be used as oral discussion or written essay prompts to address themes, imagery, setting, and conflict in the novel.