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Novel Exemplars: Canterbury Tales, Wuthering Heights & Frankenstein - Chapter Summary
Fun lessons in this chapter make it easy for students to fully grasp Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Each lesson covers a different novel to help students absorb information at a comfortable pace. Lessons are accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet, and quizzes are available to assess students' knowledge of concepts covered. Upon completion of the lessons, students will have the knowledge to:
- Describe the position of women, social rank, Church corruption and more in Canterbury Tales
- Analyze the characters and describe the plot of Wuthering Heights
- Differentiate between the film and literature versions of Frankenstein
1. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
This lesson analyzes Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, an early classic of English literature. In it we will highlight Chaucer's criticism of social rank, the position of women, and Church corruption.
2. 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.
3. 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!
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