Objective: Chapter 1 MOOD - In the opening chapter of the novel, Charles Dickens goes to great lengths to create a particular mood for the piece. The mood of a piece is the way that a reader feels when reading it. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the mood of the opening chapter, and to discover the tools and techniques that Charles Dickens employed to create the mood of the novel.
1) 1.) As a class, create a list of emotions that arise when reading the opening chapter. For example, how did it feel to read about the state of Ebenezer Scrooge's office? What about the street life of London? How did it make you feel to travel through Scrooge's daily activities with him?
2.) Divide the class into groups of 3 or 4 students to explore the setting of the novel. What descriptions does Dickens give about the...
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