Dickens And Alcott Webquest

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An examination of authors Dickens and Alcott

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Dickens And Alcott Webquest

  1. 1. Dickens and Alcott Webquest Using the web, find the answers to the following questions about the foremost writers of the 20th century. 1. When and where was Charles Dickens born? _______________________________ 2. When and where was Louisa May Alcott born? ______________________________ 3. Describe Dickens’ childhood. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 4. How did his childhood effect the subject of his writings? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 5. Describe Alcott’s childhood. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 6. How did her childhood effect the subject of her writings? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 7. Name two characters in Dickens’ work that mirror members of his family. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 8. Name two characters in Alcott’s work that mirror members of her family. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. 9. Name two novels of Dickens written prior to A Christmas Carol. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 10. Name two novels of Alcott’s written after Little Women ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 11. What is the most autobiographical of Dickens’ novels? _______________________ 12. What is the most autobiographical of Alcott’s novels? _________________________ 13.Name two famous authors who were friends of Dickens. ______________________ 14.Name two famous authors who were friends of Alcott. _______________________ 15.Compare and contrast the works of Alcott and Dickens. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

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