Brian Moore: Lies of Silence
Who are Michael Dillon, Moira and Andrea and what do we know about them?
What are the main events in this chapter - make a list ?
Characterize the main character:
How does Michael differ from Mr Dillon ?
How does the main character relate to other people ?
In what respects do you find him (un-)sympathetic ?
What do you think of the couple Michael - Andrea ? And Michael – Moira ?
Characterize Moira and Andrea, respectively
The marriage: Do you think Moira's analysis is correct ?
The setting: What sort of society do we hear about ?
Which themes do you find relevant so far
- give reasons.
The narrative technique
What elements in the text create suspense in the reader' s mind?
What elements in the text (details, images, situations etc.) seem to have a significance beyond its context?
Find examples in the text of dialogue, interior monologue, flash backs, warnings and hints ?
you see as the dramatic peaks in this chapter?
scene, so that (at least) Michael and Moira are more honest to each other.
What things may happen now - at the end of chapter one? Make a list of possibilities.