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  • Hamlet" is the story of the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet's father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet's widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamlet is torn between his great sadness and his desire for the revenge of his father's murder
  • Classic novels

    1. 1. Classic Novels<br />Literary Genres<br />DAY 1<br /><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice
    2. 2. The Great Gatsby
    3. 3. Anna Karenina
    4. 4. Jane Eyre
    5. 5. The Picture of Dorian Gray</li></li></ul><li>Pride and Prejudicewas written by…<br />Emily Bronte<br />Charlotte Bronte<br />Jane Austen<br />Louise May Alcott<br />
    6. 6. Pride and Prejudice<br />Synopsis: Five sisters attempt to make happy marriages, and the two eldest succeed.<br />Setting: Longbourn, England<br />Main Characters: <br /> Elizabeth Bennet<br /> Mr. Darcy<br />1813<br />
    7. 7. Pride and Prejudice<br />“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”<br />“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.”<br />
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    9. 9. The Great Gatsbywas written by…<br />Mark Twain<br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />Ernest Hemingway<br />Edith Wharton<br />
    10. 10. The Great Gatsby<br />Synopsis: A self-made man woos and loses the aristocratic woman he loves.<br />Setting: Long Island, NYC<br />Main Characters: <br /> Gatsby, Nick Carraway<br />1925<br />
    11. 11. The Great Gatsby<br /><ul><li>“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    12. 12. "I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." </li></li></ul><li>
    13. 13. Anna Kareninawas written by…<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />Jane Austen<br />Mary Shelley <br />George Orwell<br />
    14. 14. Anna Karenina<br />Synopsis: After having an affair with a handsome military man, a woman kills herself.<br />Setting: <br /> Moscow & <br /> St. Petersburg (Russia)<br />Main Characters: Anna Karenina & Konstantin Levin<br />1873<br />
    15. 15. Anna Karenina<br />"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.“<br />"If you look for perfection, you'll never be content." <br />"I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts."<br />
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    17. 17. Jane Eyrewas written by…<br />Charlotte Bronte<br />Mary Shelley<br />Emily Bronte<br />Jane Austen<br />
    18. 18. Jane Eyre<br />1847<br />Synopsis: An impoverished young woman struggles to maintain her autonomy in the face of oppression, prejudice, and love.<br />Setting: Northern England<br />Main Characters: <br /> Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester<br />
    19. 19. Jane Eyre<br /><ul><li>"I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me."</li></li></ul><li>
    20. 20. The Picture of Dorian Graywas written by…<br />George Orwell<br />Charles Dickens<br />Jane Austen<br />Oscar Wilde<br />
    21. 21. The Picture of Dorian Gray<br />1890<br />Synopsis: A portrait of a sinful young man ages while the young man depicted in the portrait remains youthful.<br />Setting: London, England<br />Main Characters: <br /> Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Wotton<br />
    22. 22. The Picture of Dorian Gray<br />"Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”<br />“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”<br />"The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul."<br />
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    24. 24. Classic Novels<br />Literary Genres<br />DAY 2<br /><ul><li>Dracula
    25. 25. Wuthering Heights
    26. 26. The Scarlet Letter
    27. 27. Les Miserables
    28. 28. Frankenstein
    29. 29. Little Women</li></li></ul><li>Draculawas written by…<br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />Mary Shelley<br />Bram Stoker<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />
    30. 30. Dracula<br />Synopsis: Using folk remedies and Christian symbols, a band of men succeeds in killing a powerful, centuries-old vampire.<br />Setting: England & <br /> Eastern Europe<br />Main Characters: <br /> Dracula, Van Helsing, Mina<br />1897<br />
    31. 31. Dracula<br />"Listen to them – the children of the night. What music they make.”<br />
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    33. 33. Wuthering Heightswas written by…<br />Emily Bronte<br />Jane Eyre<br />Jane Austen<br />Edith Wharton<br />
    34. 34. Wuthering Heights<br />Synopsis: A mistreated man robbed of his true love tries to revenge himself on his abusers.<br />Setting: Yorkshire moors<br />Main Characters: Heathcliff, Catherine<br />1847<br />
    35. 35. Wuthering Heights<br />“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”<br />“My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it.”<br />
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    37. 37. The Scarlet Letterwas written by…<br />Bram Stoker<br />Nathaniel Hawthorne<br />Charles Dickens<br />Oscar Wilde<br />
    38. 38. The Scarlet Letter<br />Synopsis: A married woman living in Puritan Boston has an affair with a preacher, which leads her to public disgrace and his death.<br />Setting: Boston, MA<br />Main Characters: Hester Prynne<br />1850<br />
    39. 39. The Scarlet Letter<br />"She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.“<br />“But the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world’s scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, and yet with reverence too.”<br />
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    41. 41. Les Miserableswas written by…<br />Bram Stoker<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />Edith Wharton<br />Victor Hugo<br />
    42. 42. Les Miserables<br />Synopsis: A hardened criminal finds redemption, adopts an orphan, flees a monomaniacal cop, saves lives, encounters misunderstandings & cruelties of all kinds, and finally dies a happy man.<br />Setting: France<br />Main Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert<br />1862<br />
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    44. 44. Frankensteinwas written by…<br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />Mary Shelley<br />Bram Stoker<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />
    45. 45. Frankenstein<br />Synopsis: A scientist creates a monster, and then abandons it in horror, a decision that leads to disaster and the deaths of nearly everyone he loves.<br />Setting: Geneva, the Swiss Alps, England, Scotland, etc.<br />Main Characters: Victor Frankenstein & his monster, Robert Walton<br />1818<br />
    46. 46. Frankenstein<br /><ul><li>“Did I request thee, Maker, from clay / to mould me Man, did I solicit thee / from darkness to promote me?”</li></ul>An allusion to Paradise Lost by John Milton (Adam’s complaint to God that he did not ask to be born and thus is unfairly punished by his creator.)<br />
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    48. 48. Little Womenwas written by…<br />Jane Austen<br />Louisa May Alcott<br />Mary Shelley<br />Charlotte Bronte<br />
    49. 49. Little Women<br />1868<br />Synopsis: four sisters in 19th century New England struggle with poverty, juggle their duties and their desires, and find love.<br />Setting: A small New England town<br />Main Characters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (the March family)<br />
    50. 50. Little Women<br />“I’ll try and be what he loves to call me, ‘a little woman,’ and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else.”<br />Jo’s father wishes for her to be a stereotypical female.<br />“Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I can never wish you a greater happiness than this!”<br />Last line of the novel, spoken by Marmee<br />
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    52. 52. Classic Novels<br />Literary Genres<br />DAY 3<br /><ul><li> To Kill a Mockingbird
    53. 53. Nineteen-Eighty-Four
    54. 54. Animal Farm
    55. 55. A Christmas Carol
    56. 56. A Tale of Two Cities
    57. 57. Ethan Frome
    58. 58. Great Expectations
    59. 59. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    60. 60. The Catcher in the Rye</li></li></ul><li>To Kill a Mockingbirdwas written by…<br />Harper Lee<br />Mark Twain<br />Charles Dickens<br />Edith Wharton<br />
    61. 61. To Kill a Mockingbird<br />Synopsis: A girl confronts racism and inequality as her father unsuccessfully defends an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman. <br />Setting: Maycomb, Alabama<br />Main Characters: Scout, Jem, & Atticus (the Finch family), Tom Robinson, Boo Radley<br />1960<br />
    62. 62. 1984was written by…<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />George Orwell<br />Charles Dickens<br />Victor Hugo<br />
    63. 63. 1984<br />Synopsis: A citizen of the totalitarian country Oceania rebels against the ruling Party and is tortured and brainwashed as a result. <br />Setting: London, England (“Airstrip One”)<br />Main Characters: Winston Smith, Big Brother<br />1949<br />
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    65. 65. Animal Farmwas written by…<br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />Bram Stoker<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />George Orwell<br />
    66. 66. Animal Farm<br />Synopsis: A group of animals mount a successful rebellion against the farmer who rules them, but their dreams of equality for all are ruined when one pig seizes power. <br />Setting: an imaginary farm in England<br />Main Characters: Benjamin (donkey), Napoleon and Snowball (pigs)<br />1946<br />
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    68. 68. A Christmas Carolwas written by…<br />Edith Wharton<br />Mark Twain<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />Charles Dickens<br />
    69. 69. A Christmas Carol<br />Synopsis: A crotchety, selfish old man learns to be generous and love life. <br />Setting: London, England<br />Main Characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future<br />1859<br />
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    71. 71. A Tale of Two Citieswas written by…<br />Charles Dickens<br />Mary Shelley<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />George Orwell<br />
    72. 72. A Tale of Two Cities<br />Synopsis: During the French Revolution, a woman’s love turns a selfish man into a hero.<br />Setting: London and Paris<br />Main Characters: Charles Darney, Sydney Carton<br />1859<br />
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    74. 74. Ethan Fromewas written by…<br />Mark Twain<br />Leo Tolstoy<br />Mary Shelley<br />Edith Wharton<br />
    75. 75. Ethan Frome<br />Synopsis: A man longs to flee from his wretched wife and run off with her vivacious cousin but finds he lacks the courage. <br />Setting: Starkfield, Massachusetts <br />Main Characters: Ethan Frome, Zeena, Mattie<br />1911<br />
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    77. 77. Great Expectationswas written by…<br />Louisa May Alcott<br />Harper Lee<br />George Orwell<br />Charles Dickens<br />
    78. 78. Great Expectations<br />Synopsis: After a kindly criminal makes him rich, a boy learns that wealth and class do not determine worth. <br />Setting: Kent and London, England<br />Main Characters: Pip, Estella, Miss Havisham<br />1861<br />
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    80. 80. Classic Novels & Plays<br />Literary Genres<br />DAY 4<br />NOVELS<br /><ul><li>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    81. 81. The Catcher in the Rye</li></ul>PLAYS<br /><ul><li> The Crucible
    82. 82. Hamlet
    83. 83. The Importance of Being Earnest
    84. 84. The Glass Menagerie
    85. 85. Doctor Faustus</li></li></ul><li>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnwas written by…<br />Mark Twain<br />Charles Dickens<br />Tom Sawyer<br />Harper Lee<br />
    86. 86. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />Synopsis: An intelligent 13-year-old boy flees with an escaped slave and slowly recognizes the hypocrisy of his society. <br />Setting: St. Petersburg, Missouri; Arkansas<br />Main Characters: Huck, Jim, Tom Sawyer<br />1885<br />
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    88. 88. The Catcher in the Rye was written by…<br />Mark Twain<br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />Edith Wharton<br />J. D. Salinger<br />
    89. 89. The Catcher in the Rye<br />Synopsis: After being expelled from prep school, a sixteen-year-old boy goes to New York City, where he reflects on the phoniness of adults and heads toward a nervous breakdown.<br />Setting: Pencey Prep & New York City<br />Main Characters: Holden Caulfield<br />1951<br />
    90. 90. The Crucible was written by…<br />Christopher Marlow<br />Oscar Wilde<br />William Shakespeare<br />Arthur Miller<br />Tennessee Williams<br />
    91. 91. The Crucible<br />Synopsis: A story of witch hunts and trials in hysteria-engulfed 17th century Salem. John Proctor commits adultery with <br />Setting: Salem, Massachusetts <br />Main Characters: John Proctor, Abigail Williams <br />1953<br />
    92. 92. Hamlet was written by…<br />Christopher Marlow<br />Oscar Wilde<br />William Shakespeare<br />Arthur Miller<br />Tennessee Williams<br />
    93. 93. Hamlet<br />Synopsis: The Prince of Denmark learns of his father’s death at the hands of his uncle and is torn between his great sadness and revenge for his father’s murder.<br />Setting: Medieval Denmark<br />Main Characters: Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude<br />1603<br />
    94. 94. The Importance of Being Earnest was written by…<br />Christopher Marlow<br />Oscar Wilde<br />William Shakespeare<br />Arthur Miller<br />Tennessee Williams<br />
    95. 95. The Importance of Being Earnest<br />Synopsis: By leading a double life through multiple identities, a man involves himself in secret engagements and love entanglements.<br />Setting: London & Hertfordshire (rural town) <br />Main Characters: John Worthing (aka “Earnest” by friends in town and “Jack” by friends in country)<br />1899<br />
    96. 96. The Glass Menagerie was written by…<br />Christopher Marlow<br />Oscar Wilde<br />William Shakespeare<br />Arthur Miller<br />Tennessee Williams<br />
    97. 97. The Glass Menagerie<br />Synopsis: The Wingfield family struggles against hopelessness that threatens their lives. <br />Tom Wingfield – dead-end job, becomes a poet<br />Amanda Wingfield – faded glory, inspires daughter to become a socialite<br />Setting: St. Louis<br />Main Characters: Tom Wingfield<br />1945<br />
    98. 98. Doctor Faustus was written by…<br />Christopher Marlow<br />Oscar Wilde<br />William Shakespeare<br />Arthur Miller<br />Tennessee Williams<br />
    99. 99. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus<br />Synopsis: A man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for twenty-four years of immense power.<br />Setting: Europe (specifically Italy and Germany)<br />Main Characters: Doctor Faustus, Lucifer<br />1604<br />