King Lear Quotations: Loyalty

“They told me I was everything; tis a lie” p236 “Of Gloucester’s treachery and the loyal service of his son [Edmund]” p.217  inversion of the truth and justice. Regan about Gloucester “Blind traitor” p229 Gloucester to Regan “Unmerciful lady as you are, I am true” p206 “Ancient love” p214 Goneril and Regan betrayal: We shall... Continue Reading →

‘Of Mice and Men’ Quotations

These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes of Education

Life Lessons and Values: “Until you climb into his skin” “It’s ugly but those are the facts of life” p.  contrast with Miss Caroline’s “Pre-ju-dice” p. and satirizes the educational system. “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird wouldn’t it?” p. 304 Atticus’ parenting style gives them more autonomy, he seems passive but... Continue Reading →

To Kill a Mockingbird: Presentation of Men

Quotes and thoughts to deal with this theme - The patriarchal society: the family tree and Finch Landing frames the masculinity in the novel. The plantations were described as “Empires” p. 4   Atticus – Masculinity and courage Unconventional father figure Seen as old and weak by Jem and Scout and then strong – best... Continue Reading →

Quotation Retention Challenge: Week 1

'To Kill a Mockingbird' A practical way to enhance the memorisation of quotes for closed book examinations involves repetition and continuous revisiting. Students: reading your quotations once or twice before an exam or an assessment will not allow it to embed itself into your long term memory. However repeat this quotation for a week, pull... Continue Reading →

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