Cast a Film
Develop a “cast list” as though Jack Maggs were a film adaptation. What contemporary actors do you envision as the protagonist of the story? Why?
Look in your local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
The character of Tobias Oates in Jack Maggs is based on the real-life figure of author Charles Dickens. Complete research and develop a biography of Dickens that examines the correlations and deviations from his reality to the character of Tobias Oates.
Draw a Character
Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. What style of attire do you envision the character wearing? How would their hair be styled in this time period?
Students should research the...
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