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- Analyze the plot and characters of Dickens', Great Expectations.
- Examine the life and major works of George Eliot.
- Discuss the life and major novels of Jane Austen.
- Explore the historical fiction of Sir Walter Scott.
- Take a look at examples of Jonathan Swift's satire.
- Analyze the themes of Orwell's, Animal Farm and 1984.
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. The Wind in the Willows: Summary, Characters & Author
'The Wind in the Willows' is a novel written by Scottish author Kenneth Grahame. Originally based on bedtime stories Grahame told his son, this novel soon grew into a beloved children's classic.
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