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  • 1. English Language and Literature Lesson 2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • 2. This powerpoint presentation <ul><li>Available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://langlit12.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  • 3. Printed Notes <ul><li>Plot overview </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 1 summary/ analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter: the boy who lived </li></ul>
  • 4. Today’s assessment focus: <ul><li>AO2: Discussion of significant features of presentation and genre </li></ul><ul><li>AO2: interpretation and analysis of </li></ul><ul><li>Genre characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Characterisation </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative method </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul>
  • 5. What will we do? <ul><li>Begin to explore HP&PS to bring out understanding of the presentation, with particular reference to the themes of Fantasy and Facing Challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained consideration of events, ideas, characters, attitudes, style of Chapter 1 (The Boy Who Lived) </li></ul>
  • 6. Your active involvement in the learning experience? <ul><li>Listen with concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Make personal notes </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Work with others </li></ul><ul><li>Report back </li></ul><ul><li>Read printed support material </li></ul><ul><li>Write about Chapter 1 </li></ul>
  • 7. Writing task <ul><li>Discuss the significant features of Chapter 1 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone </li></ul><ul><li>You should refer to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Events, fantasy genre, characterisation, ideas, attitudes and values </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Chapter 1: Events: two narrative strands: intro <ul><li>Focus on Vernon Dursley </li></ul><ul><li>Work (drills) </li></ul><ul><li>Cat </li></ul><ul><li>Strange people </li></ul><ul><li>Overhearing </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny old man </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Dumbledore </li></ul><ul><li>McGonagall </li></ul><ul><li>Potter story </li></ul><ul><li>Hagrid </li></ul><ul><li>Harry </li></ul>
  • 9. Setting: <ul><li>Tuesday 1 November 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey </li></ul><ul><li>Drill company </li></ul><ul><li>Daylight symbolises ordinary, everyday experience in muggles’ world </li></ul><ul><li>Night time </li></ul><ul><li>Privet Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Darkness symbolises world of fantasy and magic </li></ul>
  • 10. Constructing the fantasy genre: unusual events <ul><li>A cat reading a map/ reading a sign </li></ul><ul><li>People in cloaks </li></ul><ul><li>The old man hugged Mr Dursley around the middle </li></ul><ul><li>The cat didn’t move… was this normal cat behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>The nation’s owls have been behaving unusually </li></ul><ul><li>A downpour of shooting stars </li></ul><ul><li>The cat on the wall outside was showing no sign of sleepiness </li></ul>
  • 11. Constructing the fantasy genre: theme <ul><li>A hero and a villain </li></ul><ul><li>Intrigue and mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy and tragedy </li></ul>
  • 12. Characters: Mr Dursley <ul><li>“ a big, beefy man with hardly any neck” </li></ul><ul><li>“ he picked out his most boring tie for work” </li></ul><ul><li>“ couldn’t bear people who dressed in funny clothes” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mr Dursley always sat with his back to the window in his office” </li></ul><ul><li>“ he yelled at five different people” </li></ul><ul><li>“ there was no point in worrying Mrs Dursley” </li></ul>
  • 13. Mrs Dursley <ul><li>“ thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck” </li></ul><ul><li>“ craning”, “spying” </li></ul><ul><li>“ pretended she didn’t have a sister” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mrs Dursley gossiped away” </li></ul><ul><li>“” She told him over dinner all about Mrs Next Door’s problems” </li></ul>
  • 14. Dudley Dursley <ul><li>“ the Dursleys had a small son called Dudley, and in their opinion there was no finer boy anywhere” </li></ul><ul><li>“ she wrestled a screaming Dudley” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dudley was having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls” </li></ul><ul><li>Dudley had learnt a new word (“Shan’t”) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I saw him kicking his mother all the way up the street, screaming for sweets” </li></ul>
  • 15. Professor McGonagall <ul><li>“ a rather severe looking woman” </li></ul><ul><li>“ she too was wearing a cloak, an emerald one” </li></ul><ul><li>“ her black hair was drawn into a tight bun” </li></ul>
  • 16. Harry Potter <ul><li>“ a baby boy, fast asleep” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning” </li></ul><ul><li>“ poor little Harry” </li></ul>
  • 17. Harry Potter (2): the boy who lived <ul><li>“ every child in the world will know his name” </li></ul><ul><li>“ he’ll be famous – a legend” </li></ul><ul><li>“ famous for something he won’t even remember” </li></ul><ul><li>“ famous before he can walk or talk” </li></ul><ul><li>“ there’ll be books written about Harry Potter” </li></ul>
  • 18. Attitudes: muggles <ul><li>The Dursleys shuddered to think what the neighbours would say </li></ul><ul><li>She pretended she didn’t have a sister </li></ul><ul><li>Her sister and her good for nothing husband </li></ul><ul><li>He yelled at five different people </li></ul><ul><li>Harry. Nasty, common name, if you ask me </li></ul>
  • 19. Attitudes: wizards <ul><li>“ I c-c-can’t stand it – Lily an’ James dead – an poor Harry off ter live with Muggles –” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes, yes, it’s all very sad……” </li></ul>
  • 20. Values <ul><li>Shuddering to think what the neighbours would say </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance of badly behaved son </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerance of others </li></ul><ul><li>Concern for the baby: protection </li></ul><ul><li>The support of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Joy at the overthrow of evil </li></ul>

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