Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Volume 1, chapters 1-5)
Emily St. Albert's parents married for love rather than money, and the little family enjoys a simple life surrounded by the beauty of nature. This lesson will discuss Emily St. Albert's family life prior to her involvement with Signor Montoni and her move to castle di Udolpho. Emily's happy family life with her parents is important because of its contrast with the unhappiness and enforced confinement to come at the hands of her greedy and ambitious uncle as well as for the illustration that Emily has been raised in a home where the parents married for love, not material or social gain. Her background is a strong motivator in Emily's subsequent desire to marry for love rather than for a grand title or large fortune.
1. Group project: Divide the class into small groups. Have one group write a description of the marriage of Monsieur and...
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