2 Meet Frank R. Stockton Born – 1834 Died – 1902 American Writer Second only to Mark TwainEntire body of work (23 Volumes)StoriesNovelsNon-fiction
3 Launching a Career Father wanted him to be a doctor Chose a career in wood engravingPopular form of illustration for stories & articles1867 – Published “Ting-a-Ling” (children’s story)Employed by Mary Mapes DodgeEditor of St. NicholasChildren’s magazineLiterary & realistic
4 The Story that Created a Stir 1878 – left magazine because of failing eyesight1882 – “The Lady, or the Tiger?”Published in Century MagazineLater turned into an operetta, a play, a movie, and a recordingRobert BrowningWell-known poetWrote a poem about the ending
5 Historical Background “The Lady, or the Tiger?”Historical Background
6 Middle Ages in England An Ordeal Accused Accusers Method of proving innocence or guiltAccusedPhysically testedOutcome = guilty or innocentAccusersBelieved supernatural events controlled what happened
8 Two Types of Conflict External Internal Main character vs. Outside forceAnother character, nature, society, or fateInternalTakes place within the mind of a characterTorn between different courses of action
10 SummarizingStating only the main ideas of a selection in a logical sequence and in your own wordsA good summary includes:the main charactersthe settingthe conflictimportant plot detailsthe resolution
11 Pre-reading Vocabulary Copy the following words on the same sheet as your notes! Then look up the definitions on page 13 of your textbook.These words will be tested on the test for “The Lady, or the Tiger?” test NOT your vocabulary quiz!