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- Explore the style and works of Charles Dickens.
- Discuss Jane Austen's biography and major novels.
- Examine the historical fiction written by Sir Walter Scott.
- Provide examples of Jonathan Swift's satire.
- Analyze the characters and themes in Orwell's, Animal Farm.
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. Ford Madox Ford: Biography & Novels
This lesson will explore the life and work of Ford Madox Ford. We'll consider the context and critical reception of his works, and see the influence that Ford had on others in his own time as well as the writers who followed him.
11. Sydney Carton in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis & Overview
In Charles Dicken's novel, 'A Tale of Two Cities,' we meet the character Sydney Carton. At first, this character appears to be limited, but as the story unfolds, he demonstrates the greatest acts of sacrifice and love.
12. Treasure Island Vocabulary Words
'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson is a bildungsroman and follows Jim Hawkins on an ocean adventure. In this lesson, we will look at some of the important vocabulary words from the book.
13. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: Summary & Quotes
In this lesson, we will summarize and examine quotes from one of Agatha Christie's well-known novels of murder and suspense, ''Murder on the Orient Express''.
14. Murder on the Orient Express Characters
In this lesson, we will discuss the characters from Agatha Christie's murder mystery novel, ''Murder on the Orient Express''. Many of these characters are connected in ways that are not readily apparent.
15. Murder on the Orient Express Setting
In this lesson, we will determine the major settings of Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' and discuss how the author selected these settings to contribute to the development of the novel.
16. Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express
In this lesson, we will examine the character, Hercule Poirot, who is the detective and protagonist in Agatha Christie's murder mystery, ''Murder on the Orient Express.''
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