Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2, and 3)
Chapters 1, 2, and 3
The student will take notes on the Victorian novel from a lecture given by the teacher.
The student will participate in a teacher led discussion on style in the novel and the approaches Knowles uses in The French Lieutenant's Woman
1. Teacher lectures on the Victorian novel including such things as language of the day, the Victorian sense of propriety, the difference between classes. Passages from the definitive Victorian novelist, Charles Dickens, might be used as object lessons.
2. Teacher-led discussion follows regarding style in the novel. In this novel, Knowles uses a modified Victorian writing style with some of the vocabulary of that day; he intersperses modern (1960s) contrasts and interpretations; he inserts himself into the novel in three different places; and he writes alternative scenes for the same time frame within the story.
Homework: Read chapters 1, 2, and 3.
Form an initial opinion about Charles...
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