All’s well that ends well

28 01 2020

1. Can you create a ‘character map,’ showing all the people in the play and their relationships?

2. Watch the end of the story. How are the ‘lovers’ able to marry in the end? Read the script HERE

3. Can you draw a narrative arc for the play? Click on the image for help.

The artist as a social commentator

11 12 2019

1.What gave Dickens such powerful influence over his contemporaries? Oscar Wilde’s criticism of “Dickens’s over sentimentalism” did not prevent him from taking his inspiration from his predecessor. What did Wilde borrow from Dickens? Here’s your TASK.

2. Through farce and satire, Oscar Wilde, too, was sending up the high society of his time to expose its intrinsic hypocrisy.

3. Like Cecily, Queen Victoria “Wrote in [her] journal”. Read more on Victorian diary writing HERE.


Wanting to break free

11 12 2019

1. What were women’s roles in 1950s’ America? Read more HERE.


2. Analyse and discuss this 1961 ad. How are gender roles portrayed? Click on the pic for some help.

3. What makes the scene important in the story? Read more HERE.   

The art of lying

14 11 2019

1. Watch the first 7:30 into the video and pick out details about about the five characters present or mentioned. Check your answers with the help of THE SCRIPT and fill in a table.

2. What are some of the themes and motifs at work in the scene?

3. Mrs. Lane explains the acronym SOAPSTone, a tool for analyzing literature.


Wild about Oscar

2 10 2019

1. The play, the playwright, the period. Compare this recap with what you have learned so far. 

2. Watch the video for an in-depth summary and analysis. 

3. The protagonist and his foil. How much do the two friends have in common? Read the SCENE in the play 

4. Well, they seem to share quite a lot, don’t you think? Use a Venn diagram to contrast and compare the two friends. 

5. Aunt Augusta is quite impressive, isn’t she?