This power point is designed to inspire your students to create their own story.
What a great story to learn how to write with.
This power point talks about how the writer use symbolism to enhance the story. How he use color, songs, etc.
For example; Phantoms house under the opera house: this represent how he is below everyone. Just like his position in society is. The labyrinths and traps represent the mind of the Phantom; intricate yet slightly warped like his face.
What is the symbolism to the toy monkey?
The monkey belonged to the Phantom which Christine told him about. But, why did the writer use a toy monkey as a symbol?
Get this power point and you will learn about lots of different symbolism the writer uses in Phantom of the Opera.
It also discuss symbolism, theme, plot, fore-shadowing, and the different characters in the movie. Madame Giry
, her daughter, Raoul, Phantom, Christine and her father.
Your students will learn that your main character should be someone readers can feel something in common with or at least care about.
The main character should have at least one flaw or weakness. Perfect characters are not very interesting. They are also harder to feel something in common with or care about. And most importantly you don't learn anything from a perfect character.
I show parts of the film and then I discuss and have my students write a little bit at a time. It takes me about a week or two to get through the movie. We start with discussing what makes a good character and have my students start thinking and writing about a character. Then I show the movie and we talk about plot, theme, symbolism, etc.
This power point and/or print out and laminate activity is designed to use along with the movie itself.