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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Many, many readers have described Other Voices, Other Rooms as a "coming of age" novel. I began reading with that expectation, and certainly, the presumptive main character, Joel, does indeed, grow and change over the course of less than pages, but I propose to you that the book is really about cousin Randolph. As you read, consider that possibility. Imagine each of the main characters except Idabel as having fallen into Randolph's very sticky web.
Imagine how the unlikable Amy ended up where she was, and especially imagine Joel's father and wonder how much awareness has. I think that by only considering Joel's point of view and filtering everything through the "coming of age" model for understanding what this book is, a reader might miss that this is a actually a horror story.
I say horror not from a judgment of the homosexual elements in this story but all the coercion. I would find it difficult to support all my contentions without using a bunch of spoilers, but just try imaging each character's viewpoint and see what you think. The novel is about the coming of age of adolescent Joel Harrison Knox, a precocious, timid boy, who after the death of his mother moves to a remote Southern town called Noon City, to live with his father who is supposedly taking him in.
Joel has to confront the fact that his father does not turn out to be the man he thought he was. Joel in the end, despite not finding the father he was searching for, does feel accepted by his new community. On the very last page of the book when Joel discovers that it is actually Cousin Randolph in the window, dressed as the old woman, this realization finalizes his sense of belonging.
This novel is just another reminder of the talent that Truman Capote was, even though this was his first novel, he writes with great command. I recommend this book.
by Truman Capote
In short, it is like a magnificent and diverse banquet that overwhelms all your senses. This is the book, his first book at the age of 24, that immediately shot him to literary and international fame. It is lyrical, enchanting, spiritual, haunting, and at times it hinges on the supernatural. The writing at times is so effortless that it reminded me of Byron a super high compliment , at other times so painstaking and thoughtful and descriptive that it reminded me of Conrad another super high compliment. The dialogue, the story, and the location reminded me of Faulkner still another super high compliment and finally the creative and imaginary vision reminded me of Twain another super high compliment.
But, have no doubt, in the end it is one hundred per cent Capote.
The characters are unforgettable, even characters seen only in a photo are bestowed with a richness and distinction that makes them unforgettable. The struggle of young Joel and his ability to survive under the strangest of circumstances while living in a house without electricity and running water and a with cast of individuals that are both eerie and unpredictable, yet, fascinating is engrossing and gripping.
This is the work of pure genius. This is the book that you hand to an aspiring writer and simply remark, "If you ever want to know what great writing is, just read this book. Don't try to imitate the style because that would be futile and stupid but try to set your standards as a writer at the level of this book and the dedication to detail and character development that is required to be a great writer. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This item: Other Voices, Other Rooms. Set up a giveaway. Many of the activities encourage students to interact with each other, be creative and think "outside of the box," and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying. Fun activities are a great way to keep students interested and engaged while still providing a deeper understanding of Other Voices, Other Rooms and its themes.
Students should have a full understanding of the unit material in order to answer these questions. They often include multiple parts of the work and ask for a thorough analysis of the overall text. They nearly always require a substantial response. Essay responses are typically expected to be one or more page s and consist of multiple paragraphs, although it is possible to write answers more briefly. These essays are designed to challenge a student's understanding of the broad points in a work, interactions among the characters, and main points and themes of the text.
But, they also cover many of the other issues specific to the work and to the world today. The 60 Short Essay Questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of Other Voices, Other Rooms by describing what they've read, rather than just recalling it. The short essay questions evaluate not only whether students have read the material, but also how well they understand and can apply it. They require more thought than multiple choice questions, but are shorter than the essay questions.
Use these questions for quizzes, homework assignments or tests. The questions are broken out into sections, so they focus on specific chapters within Other Voices, Other Rooms. This allows you to test and review the book as you proceed through the unit. Typically, there are questions per chapter, act or section. Use the Oral Reading Evaluation Form when students are reading aloud in class. Pass the forms out before you assign reading, so students will know what to expect.
You can use the forms to provide general feedback on audibility, pronunciation, articulation, expression and rate of speech. You can use this form to grade students, or simply comment on their progress. Use the Writing Evaluation Form when you're grading student essays. This will help you establish uniform criteria for grading essays even though students may be writing about different aspects of the material. By following this form you will be able to evaluate the thesis, organization, supporting arguments, paragraph transitions, grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. They pull questions from the multiple choice and short essay sections, the character and object descriptions, and the chapter abstracts to create worksheets that can be used for pop quizzes, in-class assignments and homework.
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Periodic homework assignments and quizzes are a great way to encourage students to stay on top of their assigned reading. They can also help you determine which concepts and ideas your class grasps and which they need more guidance on. By pulling from the different sections of the lesson plan, quizzes and homework assignments offer a comprehensive review of Other Voices, Other Rooms in manageable increments that are less substantial than a full blown test.
Use the Test Summary page to determine which pre-made test is most relevant to your students' learning styles. This lesson plan provides both full unit tests and mid-unit tests. You can choose from several tests that include differing combinations of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, short essay questions, full essay questions, character and object matching, etc.
Some of the tests are designed to be more difficult than others. Some have essay questions, while others are limited to short-response questions, like multiple choice, matching and short answer questions.
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If you don't find the combination of questions that best suits your class, you can also create your own test on Other Voices, Other Rooms. If you want to integrate questions you've developed for your curriculum with the questions in this lesson plan, or you simply want to create a unique test or quiz from the questions this lesson plan offers, it's easy to do. Scroll through the sections of the lesson plan that most interest you and cut and paste the exact questions you want to use into your new, personalized Other Voices, Other Rooms lesson plan.
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