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Below is a sample breakdown of the Gothic and Romantic Literature chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels; |
Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis
| The life and works of Jane Austen; |
A look at the story's antagonists and protagonists
|Tuesday|| Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors; |
Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis
| The early years and influences of the Bronte sisters; |
An introduction to and analysis of Wuthering Heights
|Wednesday|| Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis; |
Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works
| A synopsis of Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'; |
A look at Romantic poets and Romantic poetry themes
|Thursday||Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography||The early years and career of the Romantic poet|
|Friday||Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis||An exploration of the Romantic poem|
1. 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.
2. Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis
In this lesson, we'll go over the quintessential romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice. We'll take a look at all of the factors conspiring to keep Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy apart as well as read some of Jane Austen's sparkling prose.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works
Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.
7. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.
8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis
What do you like in a great story? Zombies? Mystery at sea? Ghosts? Large birds? What if you could have them all? You can! In this lesson, we're going to explore the famed Romantic poem ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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