About This Chapter
British Fiction for 9th Grade
In this chapter, the video lessons look at some of the great British fiction of the past 350 years. You will learn about the lives and works of authors including Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and George Orwell. Many of the lessons cover the social implications of their writings as well as their characterizations, themes and styles. By the end of this chapter you should be familiar with:
- Dickens and his characters
- The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984
- George Eliot's life and works
- Sir Walter Scott and his historical fiction
- The satire of Jonathan Swift
- Jane Austen's life and novels
|Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class||Analyze Dickens' novel.|
|Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence||Look at the works of Dickens and explore the influence he had on the literary world.|
|The Lord of the Flies||Examine Golding's novel.|
|Animal Farm and 1984||Analyze Orwell's social commentaries.|
|Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works||Look at Eliot's biography and writings.|
|Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels||Learn about Austen's life and read and analyze her work.|
|Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction||Explore Scott's tales and their influence.|
|Introduction to Jonathan Swift: Biography, Gulliver and A Modest Proposal||Learn about Swift's life and the times in which he wrote.|
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 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.
9. 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.
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Other chapters within the 9th Grade English: Credit Recovery course
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- Dramatic Literature
- Elements of Literature
- Essay Basics: Types of Essay
- Conventions in Writing: Usage
- Types of Writing Sources & Citations
- American Novels for 9th Grade
- American Short Stories for 9th Grade
- Ancient Literature for 9th Grade
- Contemporary Fiction for 9th Grade
- Drama for 9th Grade
- Poetry for 9th Grade
- Text Analysis and Close Reading
- Introduction to High School Writing
- The Writing Process for 9th Grade
- Capitalization & Spelling
- Elements of Grammar
- Punctuation in Writing