GLE A comic strip from a fictional biography of a mother30 juil. 2022
First, the students read a contemporary novel in their mother tongue : "Lambeaux" written by Charles Juliet (1995), a biographical and autobiographical novel published in 1995 in which the author wanted to pay tribute to his two mothers, one biological and the other adoptive. Then, they worked more particularly on the first part devoted to the adoptive mother whom the author did not know - who died of hunger after eight years of abusive internment in a psychiatric hospital - and the role that, in spite of or because of this absence, she played in his life as a man and in his formation as a writer: in particular, they proposed interpretations of the book's title, analysed the use of the second person singular to refer to her, identified the main steps of the story, and then drew up a physical and moral portrait of the character, from the young girl she was to the married woman and mother she became.
Finally, using an extract or the whole of the first part of the book, they listed the words / sentences that reflected the degradation of the mother, the gap between her aspirations and reality.
The students created a comic strip in English and orally explained how the mother's degradation and the gap between her aspirations and her experiences were expressed through words and images.