Scarlet Pimpernel, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: 1792, England and France

Genre: World Literature, British Literature, Historical

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9 weeks

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Experience the exhilarating journey of the Scarlet Pimpernel, the masterpiece that has become the blueprint for the masked-avenger genre. Discover a captivating blend of wit, bravery, and thrilling peril!
The turbulent era of the French Revolution, where Paris is engulfed in fear and the spilled blood of nobility, ruthlessly targeted by vengeful mobs. Amidst this chaos, a mysterious and elusive figure, often referred to as a phantom, emerges as the savior of doomed nobles, skillfully evading the executioner's clutches—the legendary Scarlet Pimpernel.
Follow the relentless pursuit of French official Chauvelin, who will stop at nothing to unmask the true identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Even the unwilling assistance of Marguerite Blakeney, the French wife of Sir Percy Blakeney, England's richest and most eccentric nobleman, becomes a tool in his desperate quest.
In this world of deception, treachery, and mortal danger, nothing is as it appears. Prepare to be enthralled by a gripping adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat, questioning every twist and turn.

Progeny Press' Scarlet Pimpernel English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: This comprehensive high school level Literature curriculum provides a one-quarter credit.
Historical Background:
Discover the captivating era of the French Revolution, gaining a deeper understanding of its historical significance.
Author Biography: Learn about the intriguing life and works of Baroness Orczy.
Before-You-Read Activities: Engage in interactive pre-reading exercises such as mapping, exploring the lives of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and delving into the controversial figure of Robespierre.
Vocabulary: Strengthen your grasp of words featured throughout the novel using a variety of engaging activities that promote retention and vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Explore a wide range of literary techniques including antonym, synonym, juxtaposition, stereotype, irony, paradox, foreshadowing, cliffhanger, in context, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, moral dilemma, hyperbole, romanticism, allusion, anthropomorphism, protagonist, antagonist, false climax, foil, theme, willing suspension of disbelief, and contrivance. 
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Examine the moral dilemmas and character values portrayed throughout the novel. Dive into conflict, accountability, marriage, wise counsel, virtue vs. self-righteous, misunderstandings, fate vs. free will, altruism, self-interest, egoism, leadership, freedom, bigotry, prejudice, stereotypes, the Good Samaritan, and the golden rule of do unto others.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in engaging class discussions, create captivating bulletin boards, analyze significant quotations, explore a range of essay choices, delve into dramatic interpretations, and unleash your creativity through art projects inspired by the story.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Expand your literary horizons with our in-depth reading which includes more works by Baroness Orczy as well as other books that complement or share similarities with The Scarlet Pimpernel. We also provide movie recommendations for an enhanced visual experience.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
England, France, 1792
World Literature, British Literature, Historical Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
70 pages
Study Guide Author:
Michael S. Gilleland & Eileen Cunningham
For the Book By:
Baroness Orczy

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    3 Reviews

  • Posted by Christy B. on 4th Aug 2016


    Doesn't Suck the Joy Out

    As an English major, I spent so much time in college analyzing books that they lost their joy--reading became a chore. I was afraid these studies would do the same, but they don't. The vocabulary lists are excellent, and the questions for discussing deeper truths are great conversation starters. My kids say they could have done without the comprehension questions, since they understood the story perfectly without we skipped them. I wouldn't use a study guide for every book we read, but I would use a guide a few times a year, especially the Progeny Press guides that help build character as they're expanding knowledge and familiarity with great literature. Thank you, Progeny Press!

  • Posted by Rebecca on 21st Jun 2016


    Scarlet Pimpernel

    We used it for family discussion while reading the book aloud. The kids love that the vocabulary words are in order of appearance. I tell them the next word to listen for and it's a game to see who is the first to spot it. The discussion questions are terrific especially those that tie into the Bible and evaluate the character's attitudes and actions in light of Biblical principles.

  • Posted by Ruth M. on 27th Jan 2015


    Bible integration

    Love how the bible is used in every study!!! Love Progeny Press!!