Birth and Fate
a)Before you read
1) A woman has just given birth in this story. It is her fourth child, and
the other three have all died. List words that may describe her
2) Look up the word fate in your dictionary. Do you believe in fate?
Has anything in your life or in the life of someone you know
happened by fate?
b)After you read
1) Answer these questions:
a What do we know about Klara?
b What do we know about Klara's husband?
c Who is the child that has just been born?
2) Discuss how much sympathy you feel for Klara, and why.
3) Compare the story and the Tv episode. Make a chart with at least five similarities and 5 differences.