Tale of Two Cities, A - E-Guide
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#63 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200).
Through Charles Dicken’s classic novel of the French Revolution, Tale of Two Cities, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn about Charles Dickens and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: synonym, mood, setting, foreshadowing, metaphor, simile, tone, in-context, verbal irony, hyperbole, allusion, irony, extended metaphors, contrast, antonym, personification, point of view, parallels, dynamic vs. static characters, protagonist, antagonist, theme, representation.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Ecclesiastes – nothing new under the sun, helping the suffering, dealing with the bondage of sin, tradition vs. change, good reputation & trustworthiness, God loves and redeems us even when we are failures, authority, personal worth, success & fame, abusive relationships, revenge, man’s heart vs. outward appearance, judgmentalism, God can give purpose to our pain and suffering, worthwhile life.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Research: Three Estates, French taxation pre-revolution, French Revolution (12 different choices), political climate, Geography & mapping of Paris, Compare and contrast American vs. French Revolution, analyze justifications for war/rebellion, research historical documents, discuss mottos, contrast cities, doubles, heroic fates.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, Tale of Two Cities.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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- Recommended Grade Level:
- England, France, French Revolution, 1780's-1790's
- British Literature, Historical Literature
- Study Guide Author:
- Jeannie Buchholz
- For the Book By:
- Charles Dickens
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 93 pages
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