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BRITISH LITERATURE CRT PRESENTATION

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Garret Giesselmann

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of BRITISH LITERATURE CRT PRESENTATION

In the arts, Modernism was a way of trying to make sense of this new, fragmented world
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

Night
Elie Wiesel
Plot: Group of people get put on a train headed towards Auschwitz
Descriptive Detail
Mrs. Schachter: Fire
Why must we never forget?
History
Important
Life lesson

Dreamers
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?
Feel bad
Guilty

Victorian Age
1832-1901
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

Romantic Era
1798-1832
British Lit Final
Garret Giesselmann

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
Malachi Cove
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
Honesty

Siegfried Sassoon poem
Tone
Angry
Statement towards war
Home life
How did historical events influence Dreamers?
War


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
1901- Present
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
1809-1849
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