Presentation on theme: "Tuesday, December 9 th Agenda Warm-Up: Horrible Histories Victorian Manners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOm9qLwlvSc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOm9qLwlvSc."— Presentation transcript:
Tuesday, December 9 th Agenda Warm-Up: Horrible Histories Victorian Manners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOm9qLwlvSc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOm9qLwlvSc Journal #4, write pair/share Victorian England Brief Overview Activity 2 Closing Objective: Identify Satire in the Victorian Period
Journal #4 1. Girls never marry the men they flirt with. 2. It is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. 3. Once a week is quite enough to dine with one’s own relations. 4. Health is the primary duty of life. 5. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise. 6. I don’t like novels that end happily. 7. It is not a really serious engagement if it hasn’t been broken off at least once. 8. No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. 1. Pick 1 item from the list that you agree with the MOST and 1 that you disagree with the MOST. 2. Write a few sentences as to why.
The Importance of Being Earnest Written in 1895 A Comedy in 3 Acts Immediate hit when first performed Satirizes Victorian moral and social values Bridges Victorian period/literature with Modern Uses wit, puns, exaggeration, and wordplay to create humor
The Victorian Period Moral & Serious Culture Women were expected to be the “angel in the house” - take care of their husband and family
The Victorian Period Manners were supremely important English society was divided into classes The Upper-class was well-educated, came from a rich and respected family (“old money”), and having good manners mattered more than anything else Young women were always chaperoned until they were married Again... Good manners were super important.
A Comedy of Manners Makes fun of well-bred, polite “high society” “High Comedy”- uses mostly language rather than physical comedy to get a reaction Heavy wordplay Use of sarcasm or irony Critiques of society, especially marriage Contrasts between urban and rural environments