A reflection on love and guilt in 'Sweetness'

In this lesson, we will be continuing to read Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness' whilst taking time to think about how the themes of love and guilt are presented to a reader through the writer's choice of structure. This lesson covers race and discrimination. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which term is defined as 'the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others'?

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Q2.Which term is defined as 'unjust or harmful treatment of other people based on a perceived difference'?

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Q3.Which term is defined as 'prejudice or discrimination against individuals who are dark skinned, typically, but not exclusively, among people of the same ethnic or racial group'?

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Q4.What is a simile?

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Q5.Which statement best describes Louis' reaction to Lula Ann, the baby?

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Q6.What is 'It broke our marriage to pieces' an example of?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which term is defined as 'the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others'?

1/6

Q2.Which term is defined as 'unjust or harmful treatment of other people based on a perceived difference'?

2/6

Q3.Which term is defined as 'prejudice or discrimination against individuals who are dark skinned, typically, but not exclusively, among people of the same ethnic or racial group'?

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Q4.What is a simile?

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Q5.Which statement best describes Louis' reaction to Lula Ann, the baby?

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Q6.What is 'It broke our marriage to pieces' an example of?

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3 - A reflection on love and guilt in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

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Q1.Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

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Q2.Why does Louis feel a sense of fear when he first sees Lula Ann?

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Q3.What does 'Sweetness' want her daughter to call her?

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Q4.What is irony?

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Q5.Why is Sweetness' name ironic?

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3 - A reflection on love and guilt in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

Complete the quiz to find out how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Q1.Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

1/5

Q2.Why does Louis feel a sense of fear when he first sees Lula Ann?

2/5

Q3.What does 'Sweetness' want her daughter to call her?

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Q4.What is irony?

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Q5.Why is Sweetness' name ironic?

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Lesson summary: A reflection on love and guilt in 'Sweetness'

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