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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.

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2 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

3 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.

4 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

5 The Victorian Period  Moral & Serious Culture  Women were expected to be the “angel in the house” - take care of their husband and family

6 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.

7 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

8 Comedic Timing Exercise


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