Charles Dickens -- Characteristics of a Dickensian novel (focus on Oliver Twist)

Charles Dickens -- Characteristics of a Dickensian novel (focus on Oliver Twist)
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This product breaks down the character types in many Dickens novels, especially Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations. Slight changes to the assignment could make it work for any of them, but this product was used for Oliver Twist. This could be used for the book, the movie,or both.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama, e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed. (Analyzing the Dickensian style).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. (Analyzing the Dickensian style).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Film, Oliver Twist vs. musical, Oliver).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics. (Frankenstein and Oliver Twist and their treatment of the lower class, servants, etc.)
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