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  1. 1. The sardonic quality and irony shown throughout Baroness Orczy's novel The Scarlet Pimpernel Malorie Wheeler Professor Elizabeth Owens English 1102 December 5, 2010
  2. 2. About the Author <ul><li>1865 - Born in Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>Well-known artist, playwright, and author </li></ul><ul><li>1894 - Married fellow art student John Montagu Barstow </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote romantic novels, detective stories, and plays (the most famous of which is The Scarlet Pimpernel ). </li></ul><ul><li>1947 - Died in London </li></ul>Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  3. 3. Other Famous Works <ul><li>The Man in Grey </li></ul><ul><li>Skin o’ my Tooth </li></ul><ul><li>The Laughing Cavalier </li></ul><ul><li>Eldorado (a sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characters <ul><li>Sir Percy Blakeney/ The Scarlet Pimpernel </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protagonist- the main character of the novel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lady Blakeney/ Marguerite St. Just </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen Chauvelin </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antagonist-the person in conflict with the main character </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Armand St. Just </li></ul>
  5. 5. Setting <ul><li>September-October, 1792 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The novel is set during the French Revolution. Many of the bourgeoisie in France were revolting against the monarchy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>London, England </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plot <ul><li>During the Reign of Terror, aristocrats condemned to die are mysteriously disappearing. Rumor has it that this is the work of an elusive band of Englishmen; their leader, the Scarlet Pimpernel.  Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French actress married to an English baronet, finds herself in a difficult situation. A ruthless agent of the Committee of Public Safety, Citizen Chauvelin, has black-mailed her to help him discover the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Point of View <ul><li>Mostly limited 3 rd Person </li></ul>
  8. 8. Irony <ul><li>Marguerite has no idea that Percy is really the Scarlet Pimpernel </li></ul><ul><li>Bibot swears that Percy won’t get through his gate, yet he is the one who lets him through </li></ul>
  9. 9. Work Cited <ul><li>AllReaders.com. AllReaders.com, 05 Dec 2010. Web. 5 Dec 2010. http://www.allreaders.com/Topics/info_769.asp?BSID=186809981 </li></ul><ul><li>Orczy, Baroness Emmuska. The Scarlet Pimpernel. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam & Sons,1905. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmunch.wordpress.com. Bookmunch.wordpress.com, 23 Feb 2010. Web. 5 Dec 2010. http://bookmunch.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/sir-percy-blakeney-the-idiotic-fop-at-the-heart-of-the-baroness-orczys-the-scarlet-pimpernel-relating-a-quixotic-tale-of-american-travels-a-la-dickens-american-notes-parrot-olivier-in/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scarlet Pimpernel. Wiki.com, 05 Dec 2010. Web. 5 Dec 2010. http:// tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheScarletPimpernel </li></ul><ul><li>James E. McGlinn Ed.D. and Jeanne M. McGlinn Ph.D. BARONESS ORCZY’S The Scarlet Pimpernel, 05 Dec 2010. 05 Dec 2010. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/pimpernel.pdf </li></ul>

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