*To analyze why and how individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text
*To read closely to draw inferences
*To prepare for and to participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations
Last class we reviewed the concept of Bildungsroman, which refers to a novel of self-development. Bildungsroman consists of four general characteristics (from handout):
1.It is a story of a single individual’s growth and development within the context of a defined social order.
2.The hero beings the journey because of loss or discontentment.
3.Throughout the long process of maturity there are repeated clashes between the hero’s needs/desires and the views/judgments of a rigid society.
4.By the end the hero begins to internalize social values. At this point, the hero also tends to assess himself and his new place in society.
Jane Eyre consists of five distinct sections, which can be read as building a bildungsroman. Given the extensive Biblical and spiritual allusions throughout the text, the novel more specifically might be considered a novel of spiritual self-development.
Analysis of Jane as (Religious) Bildungsroman Directions:
·With a partner, review your assigned portion of the text. You may skim and/or refer back to your reading questions.
·Get a chart paper and some markers. Divide one side into four squares.
oSquare One: Draw a timeline for this chapter. Choose no less than five key events to incorporate.
oSquare Two: Answer the following questions:
§What brings Jane to this place? Was it loss or discontent?
§What new conflicts does Jane experience as she clashes with the established social order here?
oSquare Three: Draw a symbolic representation of Jane given what she goes through and/or the ways in which she grows in your section (include labels).
oSquare Four: Write a paragraph that addresses the following (you may need to continue onto the back of your chart):
§How has Jane changed through her experiences within this section? Does she have a new place in society? What is it? Does she have a new relationship with religion/spirituality? What is it?
oConsists of 5+ major events
oConsists of events relevant to section
oIs detailed enough to understand
·Short Answers _______/5
oAddress all four questions
oAre relevant to section
oAre supported by specific examples and/or plot details
·Symbolic Drawing _______/5
oSeems to represent interpretation of Jane from section
oContains descriptive labels
·Long Paragraph Answer _______/10
oAddresses all questions
oProvides more than yes/no answers
oSupports answers with more specific textual evidence relevant to length
oClearly presents group’s opinions on Jane Eyre as bildungsroman
"There she is. Miss. Am--er, Victorian." You are now part of a pageant team for a contestant hoping to win the crown of Miss Ideal Victorian Woman. Your task is to prepare a contestant (create a character) to win the crown. You will be choosing attire for the different portions of the competition and writing responses for possible interview questions (see pageant agenda). that are appropriate for the Victorian Era (based on your homework and class readings as well as some additional research).
Side note: Guys, if you'd rather research and create an ideal Victorian man, you may. It may involve a bit more research on your part, though, as the class readings will not be as fully relevant.
You will be creating a print out of your characters' fashions along with a description that explains why she deserves to be Miss. Victorian. At some point in this explanation, you should quote what her answer would be for a one-minute interview question. If you Google "common pageant questions," you should find plenty of ideas for what they might respond to. Your explanation should be approximately a page long--if it's much less you probably aren't discussing each of your fashion choices for your contestant. In addition to the fashions, you may wish to include your contestant's mannerisms that make them most proper. Beyond your description, should include a Works Cited of resources you used on the back of your print out. (You will be presenting these, so it is important that they are clean looking.) I provided a list of sources for you to start off with, but part of this project is going to entail you deciding what sources are most credible and useful for you to utilize while balancing that need with a time limit. (I would suggest you use Wikipedia as a starting point.)