Ch 13: GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature

About This Chapter

Take another look at novels by Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley and Sir Walter Scott. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes cover all of the English literature Romantic prose topics you'll find on the GACE English exam.

GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature - Chapter Summary

Review author biographies and get brief plot synopses of well-known novels from the Romantic period in English literature. We've included the following lessons to help you prepare for these types of questions on the GACE English exam:

  • Literary history of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Biographies of Emily and Charlotte Bronte
  • Characters and plot of Jane Eyre
  • Plot summary of Wuthering Heights
  • Sir Walter Scott's historical fiction

This chapter's entertaining video lessons and transcripts make it easy to review key themes in romantic works of English literature. Watch as many at a time as you'd like from your home computer or mobile device. Take the multiple-choice quizzes that follow to see how much of the lesson content you're familiar with.

GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature Chapter Objectives

This GACE exam is used as part of the certification process for aspiring secondary school English teachers in Georgia. It consists of two subtests. Each one contains 65 multiple-choice questions and two essay questions.

Lessons in this chapter are designed to prepare you for multiple-choice questions appearing in subtest I's Reading for Literature content domain. Some of these questions require you to demonstrate your familiarity with major works by British authors as well as the historical contexts in which they were written. An understanding of the topics covered in this chapter could also come in handy when answering essay questions that test your ability to analyze a literary work's central ideas.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
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Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England. The Romantic period lasted from about 1800 to 1840.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

2. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!

Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

3. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one, though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

4. Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, was first published in 1847 under Bronte's pseudonym, Currier Bell. It's about a girl named - not surprisingly - Jane Eyre, and it's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows Jane from childhood through motherhood. Many elements of Jane's life are similar to events in Charlotte Bronte's life. Because the work features a strong-willed and intelligent woman, it's often considered to be an early feminist text.

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

5. Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

'Wuthering Heights' is Emily Bronte's only published novel, but if you're only going to publish one novel in your lifetime, this is a good one. Follow along as this lesson introduces you to the plot, characters and other aspects of this novel.

Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

6. 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.

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