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Oskar Schell's narrative about his expedition to find out more about his father serves as a model for writers who are crafting their own narratives. Class members choose two characters from the novel and collect examples of the methods Jonathan Safran Foer uses to establish his characters. They then apply these methods to their own tales. A peer editing form is included in the detailed plan.