Generation’s School 2012-13 Grade X going to XI Literature in English Instructions: Follow the respective deadlines for ALL the following tasks spanning June-July’12 break. Task 1: Creative Writing: Construe an Alternative Ending To tickle your immensely creative writing buds , to make you experience the exhilaration of concluding literary masterpieces and to help you achieve a literary accomplishment, this writing project invites you to construe your OWN ENDINGS to any ONE the following texts: i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. x.
Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare Wuthering Heights --Emile Bronte Hamlet -- William Shakespeare Gone with the Wind -- Margaret Mitchell Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows -- J.K. Rowling Lord of the Flies --William Golding To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee Rebecca -- Daphne Du Maurier A Streetcar Named Desire --Tennessee Williams My Sister’s Keeper --Judi Picolt
A Discreet Advice You will feel extrem ely powerful as you have the creative license to do whatsoever with the clim actic m om ents, or resolving m om ents of the aforem entioned plots. However, don’t get carried away with the tem ptation and we wish to receive abundantly creative yet relevant to the true plot and setting, ending. Any queries , w hatsoever, shall be answered prom ptly by the teacher. So feel free to em ail her on nijheer@ gm ail.com Deadline:
1 st July ‘12
Mode of Submission: Email the concluding chapters to email@example.com Submission Criteria: • MS WORD , Font Size 12, Double-spaced
Task 2: Character Profiles: Wuthering Heights Characters: • • • • • • • •
Catherine Earnshaw Linton Catherine Linton Earnshaw Heathcliff Edgar Linton Isabella Linton Hareton Earnshaw Nelly Dean Hindley Earnshaw
Parameters for Character Analysis Read the novel AGAIN, while evaluating each character to incorporate the following tools: 1.Characters CONFLICT with / RELATE to… SELF (internal conflict, values, motivations, desires) • • •
OTHERS (doppelgangers, foils, rivals, allies) ENVIRONMENT (setting, forces of nature, socio-economics, politics, biology) DESTINY (purpose, aspirations, transcendence, self-actualization)
2.Conflict always results in CHANGE. Characters either SUBMIT to or REBEL against these changes. Analyze characters in terms of how they CONTRADICT themselves. 3.Analyze characters in terms of the narrator’s TONE (attitude) towards them. • • • •
Look closely at the DICTION (word choice) the narrators, Lockwood and Nelly use for characterization. Consider the CONNOTATIONS of the words the narrator(s) uses to describe the character. If the narrator is not OMNISCIENT, how does the narrator report that character’s interior life? Look for the difference between how a character perceives or expresses himself and the narrator’s attitude toward that character. That difference is IRONIC.
Is the narrator positive, negative, or neutral toward the character? Does the narrator consider the character a hero or a fool? A saint or a sinner? A hypocrite? Is the narrator reliable? Evaluation of the Task: The students need to turn in their submissions in MS Word format ( see the submission criteria below)on 15th July, 2012. On their commencing their new school year in August’12, they will be expected to present their findings on all the characters, using MS PowerPoint. To meet the instructional objectives, the analyses require the citation of textual clues Submission Criteria: • MS WORD , Font Size 12, Double-spaced • Margins: 1”*1”