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BRITISH LITERATURE CRT PRESENTATION
Transcript of BRITISH LITERATURE CRT PRESENTATION
Writers used a technique in which the reader is inside the characters head
Writers shifted concern to the human being in isolation, to human relationships
A lot of poetry about war
Plot: Group of people get put on a train headed towards Auschwitz
Mrs. Schachter: Fire
Why must we never forget?
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Coleridge Poem
Plot: The Mariner kills an Albatross and is cursed for life
Theme: Respect nature and guilt can enslave us
How can guilt enslave us?
Industrial Revolution brings about social and economic change, some fear change
Shifted from romanticism to realism
Late Victorian writing moved into naturalism and escapist fiction
Political changes are sweeping England
British Lit Final
When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be
John Keats Poem
Is emotion stronger than reason?
He does not want to miss out on anything because of death
Life is short
Anthony Trollope short story
Plot: A girl works with her competition. An accident happens to the boy and she helps them. They fall in love
Detailed setting: the Cove
How do we learn to trust?
Getting close to a person
Siegfried Sassoon poem
Statement towards war
How did historical events influence Dreamers?
Nature is a source of comfort and inspiration
Romantics focused more on an individual not a whole
Emotion became more important than reason
Personal experience and feelings
The Lady of Shalott
Alfred Tennyson short story.
Plot: Girl is stuck in her castle. She sees a guy and decides she needed to leave the castle. She ends up dying
Mood-changes throughout the story
Is it better to escape or face reality?
Try to make it better
Modern & Contemporary
Invented first short story
First writer of suspense and horror
Master of all horror writings
"The Raven" poem
"The Tell-tale Heart" poem
"The Masque of the Red Death" short story
Edgar Allen Poe