The Name of the Rose Fun Activities

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Film Viewing

View The Name of the Rose, starring Sean Connery and Christian Bale and consider the ways in which the director interprets Conrad’s work. What has changed? Is it more or less effective than the book itself?

Panel Discussion

Have a panel discussion about the significance of Jesus’s laughter in The Name of the Rose.


Take the maps given in the novel and illustrate them with images from various events that took place around the abbey and the library.


Write arule book for the abbey. What rules are observed? What are some of the ‘unwritten’ rules?

Venn Diagrams

Compare and contrast William and Adso.

Film Version

Create an alternate film version of the novel. How would this be different from the film you saw in class earlier?


Write Adso’s obituary. Then write William’s.


Re-create the relics of books that...

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