Charles Dickens KLQ: Can I sympathise with authors to understand their…
Charles Dickens KLQ: Can I sympathise with authors to understand their motives in their writing?
Charles John Huffam Dickens
There is a common theme that strongly influenced both these authors. Their time in history dictated that influnce...This is the earliest point you could get it...write it down..keep it secret...keep it safe
Students are to expand on video, brainstorming possible influences to Tolkien's life & then his writing
Students are to expand on video, brainstorming possible influences to Dickens' life & then his writing
Main case study Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870)
A brief comparison of J.R.R. Tolkien (another great british author)
Looking at authors' personal lives & experiences & the effect this has on their writing
The Industrial Revolution
A Christmas Carol
The more pleasant reference to the country (P.37) (Hand Out B)
A bleak portayal of London (Page 4) (Hand out A)
Silmarilion & LoTR
Isengard: Some time ago I began to wonder how Orcs dared to pass through my woods so freely…Only lately did I guess that Saruman was to blame, and that long ago he had been spying out all the ways, and discovering my secrets. He and his foul folk are making havoc now. Down on the borders they are felling trees – good trees. Some of the trees they just cut down and leave to rot – orc-mischief that; but most are hewn up and carried off to feed the fires of Orthanc. There is always a smoke rising from Isengard these days. (Lord 473), (Hand out C)
The beauty of the shire: “they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not and did not understand or like machines more complicated than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a hand-loom, though they were skilful with tools” (Tolkien 1) (Hand out C)
The silmarilion (P33 & 34)
1 min 44 seconds
What do we learn of the effect of the industrial revolution?
Education & the battle with poverty
The ragged schools
14 mins 40 secs
Workhouses & conditions
Beginning till 2 mins
Ignorance & want (D & E)
A lead on to Oliver
Questions to be answered in CPU Room (optional and unlikely to have time!)
What type of work would Victorians do?
How long were their working hours?
Were children allowed to go to school?
How old did children have to be to work in Victorian times?
How many people were in a workhouse at one time?
How many people died a month in Victorian London?
Were there a lot of homeless people in Victorian London?
What food did they eat in workhouses?
Did children have to work the same amount of hours as adults?
What did Southampton look like in Victorian times?
What did they wear for work?
What did women do in Victorian times?
oliver on stage (Handout H)
Dickens' vocab (Handout G)
Fagin's charachter desc (find page!)