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Ch 5: British Fiction for 9th Grade: Homework Help

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The British Fiction for 9th Grade chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their British fiction homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your British fiction homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your British fiction homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Works by Charles Dickens
  • George Eliot's life and major works
  • Jane Austen's life and major novels
  • Jonathan Swift's satire
  • Orwell's Animal Farm
  • Themes in The Lord of the Flies

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: British Fiction for 9th Grade: Homework Help
Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

1. Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

In 'Great Expectations,' young Pip has big dreams and lofty goals. All that's standing in his way is pretty much everyone he meets, as well as himself. Watch this lesson to learn more about this classic Charles Dickens novel.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

2. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.

Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

3. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.

Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

4. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

When you hear the name 'Jane Austen' you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.

Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

5. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.

Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

6. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.

Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis

7. Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis

In this lesson, we will summarize William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We will then analyze the story by exploring the major themes and characters.

Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes

8. Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes

In this lesson, we will discuss why George Orwell wrote his novel Animal Farm. We will then summarize and analyze the novel by discussing its characters and themes.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary & Explanation

9. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary & Explanation

Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote several novels throughout his lifetime, none of his works were as well-received as his series of 'Sherlock Holmes' stories in which he created the famous, logical detective with his level-headed assistant, Doctor Watson.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis

10. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis

First published in 1854, Dickens's ''Hard Times'' centers on the Gradgrind family. The members of this family--as well as others inhabiting fictional Coketown--shift their philosophies and romantic entanglement as the plot unfolds.

Hugh Lofting: Biography & Books

11. Hugh Lofting: Biography & Books

This lesson details the biography and works of author Hugh Lofting, primarily his Doctor Dolittle series. Read the lesson to learn more about this 20th-century British author, then test yourself with the quiz!

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