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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding British fiction for 10th grade
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How it works:
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- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the British fiction for 10th grade chapter exam.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a British fiction unit of a standard 10th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Charles Dickens' style and works
- Jane Austen's biography and major novels
- Jonathan Swift and satire
- George Eliot's biography and major works
- Sir Walter Scott's works of historical fiction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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~'.
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.
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.
9. Orwell's 1984: Summary and Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize George Orwell's novel 1984. We will then analyze the themes of the story, as well as the setting, tone, and characters.
10. Aestheticism & Oscar Wilde
This lesson describes the key ideas and influences of the artistic movement, Aestheticism. It also examines the role of one of Aestheticism's most important figures, Oscar Wilde, in shaping the movement.
11. 'After the Race' from Joyce's Dubliners: Summary & Analysis
We might not think too much about what happens in a race once the checkered flag waves, but it's the primary concern in Joyce's 'After the Race.' Keep reading to explore a summary and analysis of this 'cautionary' Irish tale.
12. Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest
Algernon Moncrieff says the silliest things in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'! In this lesson, we'll review some of his remarks and talk about how they help us to understand exactly why 'being earnest' is really so important.
13. Joyce's A Little Cloud: Summary & Analysis
As a child, did you ever consider running away from home but ended up too scared to follow-through? The protagonist of Joyce's short story, 'A Little Cloud', faces a similar situation that we'll follow closely in this lesson.
14. Allegory in Animal Farm: Characters & Examples
In this lesson, we'll explore how George Orwell's novella, ''Animal Farm,'' is an allegory of the problems that arose out of Russian communism. We'll look at how the different characters in the book represented real figures or groups of people from history.
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey: Summary, Theme & Analysis
In this lesson, we will discuss Arthur C. Clarke's novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. We'll explore the events in the book, discuss and analyze its main themes, and finish with a short quiz.
16. Honore de Balzac: Biography & Books
French writer Honore De Balzac (1799--1850), over his short and intensive life, wrote dramas, stories, and novels. His greatest contribution to the world of literature is the collection of close to 100 novels and stories entitled, ~'La Comedie Humaine~' or ~'The Human Comedy~' which provides an in-depth, realistic, and often cynical portrayal of French society in the first half of the 19th century.
17. Rudyard Kipling: Biography, Poems & Books
You might be familiar with Mowgli and Baloo, but what about their creator? In this lesson, you'll explore the life and works of Rudyard Kipling, one of the most beloved children's authors of all time!
18. Julia in 1984: Character Analysis & Quotes
In this lesson, you'll be looking at the character of Julia from the book 1984. By the end, you should have a better understanding of Julia through a character analysis and meaningful quotes from the story.
19. Figurative Language in Pride and Prejudice
This lesson discusses figurative language in the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen. The types of figurative language discussed and examples given are similes/metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration.
20. Figurative Language in Great Expectations
Figurative language can be a tough concept to understand. Simply put, figurative language is when words are used in a way that is not meant to be taken literally; authors often exploit this for expressive purposes. In this lesson, we will take a look at a few examples of figurative language in 'Great Expectations.'
21. Figurative Language in A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens, the author of 'A Christmas Carol', uses figurative language to provide readers with an intense visual experience. In this lesson, we will learn more about the figurative language that is used in this story.
22. Personification in A Christmas Carol
Personification can be a challenging concept to understand. Trying to find examples of it in literature can be even harder. In this lesson, we will take a look at personification in Charles Dickens' ''A Christmas Carol.''
23. Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, we will explore about the story, themes, and characters of McEwan's 'The Cement Garden.' Then we will learn about how critics and scholars have interpreted the novel.
24. Symbolism in V for Vendetta
In this lesson, we will examine the symbolism that is used in 'V for Vendetta,' the graphic novel by Alan Moore with illustrations by David Lloyd and Tony Weare. This is a post-apocalyptic dystopian story.
25. V for Vendetta: Synopsis & Characters
Alan Moore's 'V for Vendetta' takes a bleak look at society and politics. England's fascist government eliminates everyone who doesn't conform. One man becomes a symbol of hope and works to set them free from their metaphorical cages.
26. Booth Tarkington: Books, Biography & Quotes
Growing up in the Midwest, Booth Tarkington set his eyes on the prize—literary success. He was driven, and throughout his years, Tarkington left imprints of his memories, childhood, and understanding of life on many of his novels and stories.
27. The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington Summary
'The Turmoil' is the first novel from Booth Tarkington's 'Growth' trilogy, which is a fictional commentary on capitalism during the Second Industrial Revolution. This lesson provides a summary of 'The Turmoil.'
28. The Magnificent Ambersons: Book Summary & Characters
'The Magnificent Ambersons' by Booth Tarkington won the Pulitzer Prize in 1919 and is a valuable portrait of American Midwestern life at the turn of the twentieth century. The Amberson family fortunes wax and wane as the novel follows the progress of the automobile across the American landscape and the life of spoiled George Minafer.
29. Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington Summary
''Alice Adams'', by Booth Tarkington, is a novel of manners where a small town girl from a modest upbringing, tries to blend in with the higher social class. In this lesson, you will learn about Alice's family and her thinking, and her attempts to reach her rightful place in society.
30. James Joyce's Araby: Characters & Quotes
James Joyce's 'Araby' is a coming of age story that focuses on a young boy's first love. In it, the young narrator believes that he experiences true love for the first time. Eventually, he realizes that he has mistaken physical attraction for love.
31. James Joyce's Araby: Tone & Theme
In James Joyce's short story 'Araby,' the tone and theme show the author's feelings and attitudes toward his characters. In this lesson, we explore how this is revealed through the author's choice of plot points and language.
32. Symbolism of the Fence in Araby
In Joyce's 'Araby,' the fence is one barrier to happiness among many. We'll discuss the symbolic role of the fence in this short story about the dreamy power of adolescent infatuation and the painful sting of romantic disillusionment.
33. Modernism in Araby
In this lesson, we will examine some examples of Modernism from James Joyce's short story ''Araby.'' This is the story of a young boy's infatuation with the girl who lives across the street.
34. Genre of James Joyce's Araby
James Joyce's short story 'Araby' is a coming of age story. This genre typically focuses on the experiences of a young person approaching adulthood. The protagonist, or main character, in a coming of age story matures as the story progresses.
35. Irony in Araby by James Joyce
In this lesson, you will learn about irony in James Joyce's short story 'Araby.' You'll also look at how blindness relates to the narrator's concluding epiphany.
36. City & The City by China Mieville: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize and analyze ''City and the City'' by China Mieville. This novel is about an inspector solving a crime with political ramifications.
37. China Mieville: Books & Short Stories
Horror, science fiction and fantasy, author China Mieville has done them all. Whether it's a novel, a children's book or a short story, Mieville delivers his signature 'weird.' In this lesson, you'll learn more about his writing.
38. China Mieville's Kraken: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, we summarize and analyze the science fiction novel ''Kraken'' by China Mieville. This story is a dark comedy about a missing giant squid at the Natural History Museum in London.
39. Perdido Street Station: Summary & Characters
In this lesson, we will summarize 'Perdido Street Station' by China Mieville and examine the characters from this story, which is about how monsters, created from genetically modified insects, are used to make drugs.
40. The Red Room by H.G. Wells Summary
In 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' Thirty years earlier, H.G. Wells said something similar in his 1894 short story, ''The Red Room.'' Let's take a closer look at this spine-tingling and fearful tale.
41. The Red Room by H.G. Wells Characters
When it comes to creating a scary story, you have to look beyond a spooky setting and a gripping plot. Characters are also important! Let's review the characters in '~'The Red Room'~' by H.G. Wells, and how they contribute to the mood of the story.
42. The Red Room by H.G. Wells Quotes
This lesson summarizes H.G. Wells' short story ~'~'The Red Room.~'~' We explore themes related to the haunted house, science, and superstition. We also learn about the plot and its characters through quotes from the story.
43. The Red Room by H.G. Wells Analysis
Don't be fooled! 'The Red Room' by H.G. Wells may seem like a simple short story. However, it is difficult to understand the story's true meaning without reviewing its symbols. Let's look deeper at this deceptive work!
44. Honore de Balzac: Works & Quotes
Honore de Balzac was a man of much literary aptitude. Publishing volumes of stories and plays, he has conveyed much about French society, wealth and poverty, philosophy, and love. Review a summary of some of these works.
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