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Perfume by Patrick S ü skind
Key questions to be answered in this session <ul><li>What connections can be made between the novel and its author? </li><...
Patrick Süskind <ul><li>Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Script Writer   </li></ul><ul><li>Catapulted to fame in the 1980s ...
Make the connections… <ul><li>In pairs, share the reading of the information about Süskind’s life in the Reading Journal a...
How does the novel open? <ul><li>In  eighteenth century   France  there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abo...
What is being foregrounded in this opening? <ul><li>What was  eighteenth century   France  like? </li></ul><ul><li>Who wer...
Key questions <ul><li>Why does S ü skind foreground the 18c setting of the novel? </li></ul><ul><li>What is significant ab...
How much do you know about this era? <ul><li>How many of the following words can be connected to 18c. France? And which ar...
18c. France In particular, what do you know about… <ul><li>Louis XIV </li></ul><ul><li>The Age of Revolutions/The French R...
Jigsaw reading: collaborative learning and teaching <ul><li>In Home groups of 4, share the extracts which give information...
Making links <ul><li>Stage 1 : create a web diagram to show what significant aspects of the setting (18c life/culture etc ...
Plenary: 15 minute write up <ul><li>Either … </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries the ways that the author has used the era (time i...
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Lesson 1 perfume intro and background

  1. 1. Perfume by Patrick S ü skind
  2. 2. Key questions to be answered in this session <ul><li>What connections can be made between the novel and its author? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways is the era in which the novel is set relevant? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Patrick Süskind <ul><li>Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Script Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Catapulted to fame in the 1980s by the monodrama Der Kontrabass [ The Double Bass , 1981] </li></ul><ul><li>Published the hugely successful novel Perfume in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Gives no interviews and accepts no awards </li></ul><ul><li>A postmodern Diogenes : elusive and reclusive </li></ul>
  4. 4. Make the connections… <ul><li>In pairs, share the reading of the information about Süskind’s life in the Reading Journal and on Handout 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Task 1 : What links can you make between Grenouille and his creator, Süskind? </li></ul><ul><li>Task 2 : What can we say about why Patrick Süskind wrote this novel? Where has it come from? To what is it a response? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does the novel open? <ul><li>In eighteenth century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His story will be told here… </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is being foregrounded in this opening? <ul><li>What was eighteenth century France like? </li></ul><ul><li>Who were the gifted and abominable personages referred to in the opening sentence of the novel? And in what ways were they ‘gifted’ and ‘abominable’? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key questions <ul><li>Why does S ü skind foreground the 18c setting of the novel? </li></ul><ul><li>What is significant about this setting in time (era)? </li></ul><ul><li>How and where do we see the historical context reflected in the novel? </li></ul>
  8. 8. How much do you know about this era? <ul><li>How many of the following words can be connected to 18c. France? And which are not relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss meaning and relevance of 18c key words…cross out any ‘red herrings’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. 18c. France In particular, what do you know about… <ul><li>Louis XIV </li></ul><ul><li>The Age of Revolutions/The French Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>The Age of Enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>Prominent 18c. philosophers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jigsaw reading: collaborative learning and teaching <ul><li>In Home groups of 4, share the extracts which give information about the four aspects of this historical period in Europe mentioned on the previous slide </li></ul><ul><li>Make each group member responsible for reading and summarising key points on one aspect of the era </li></ul><ul><li>Join an Expert group. Together, read, summarise, annotate and make notes on ‘your’ extract … prepare to teach your Home group members about your specialist area </li></ul>
  11. 11. Making links <ul><li>Stage 1 : create a web diagram to show what significant aspects of the setting (18c life/culture etc in France) Süskind has included </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 : In another colour, consider the uses of setting (time and location) of another World Lit text </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3 : Overview…Similarities? Differences? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plenary: 15 minute write up <ul><li>Either … </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries the ways that the author has used the era (time in which the text is set) to create and develop the narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Or … </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the ways in which the author has made use of his own life and times to create the novel </li></ul>

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