English Literature - analysed easily: Short stories

Interpretation einer englischsprachigen Kurzgeschichte

English Literature - analysed easily: Short stories - Interpretation einer englischsprachigen Kurzgeschichte - Englisch

English Literature - analysed easily: Short stories

Interpretation einer englischsprachigen Kurzgeschichte

Reihe
Typ:
Interpretation
Verlag:
School-Scout
Fächer:
Englisch
Klassen:
8-13
Schultyp:
Gymnasium

Die Reihe “English Literature – analysed easily” enthält informative und praktische Hilfen für die Analyse und Interpretation englischsprachiger Literatur.

Die Interpretationshilfen sind optimal auf gängige Schulbücher abgestimmt.

Die Materialien sind jeweils in englischer Sprache und damit ideal einsetzbar im Unterricht oder für die Prüfungsvorbereitung zu Hause.

Die Originaltexte können bei einzelnen Materialien aus Gründen des Copyrights nicht enthalten sein.

Die folgenden 14 Materialien sind in dieser Reihe verfügbar:

Typ Nr Titel Seiten Preis
4938 "The Free Radio" von Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie was born in India in 1947, but moved to Pakistan with his family at the age of 17. In 1968 he graduated from King’s College, Cambridge. After his graduation he stayed in Britain, working first as an actor and advertising copywriter, before becoming a writer himself. Currently Rushdie lives in New York.

Rushdie has published a number of works, the most famous probably being The Satanic Verses (published in 1988), a reinterpretation of the story of the Prophet Mohammed. It was banned in a number of countries with a predominantly Muslim population. Rushdie was even forced into hiding due to a life-threat by the Iranian government, which was only repealed in 1998.

Background Information: Birth Control in India

Content:
  • Plot
  • Narrative Point of View
  • Characters
  • Study Questions
  • Model Answers
6 ab € 2,59
5155 Orwell - Shooting an Elephant

George Orwell is one of the most important British writers of the 20th century.
His works “Animal Farm” and “1984” made him famous all over the world; this material deals with his famous work “Shooting an Elephant” (1936) Content:

  • Interpretation, additional remarks

    Die Originaltexte sind aus copyrighttechnischen Gründen NICHT enthalten!

  • 8 ab € 2,99
    24763 "Die Maske des roten Todes" von E. A. Poe

    Prinz Prospero liebt das Bizarre. Er besitzt mehrere prächtige Schlösser und doch hat er ein großes Problem: Die Pest, die sehr viele seiner Untertanen sterben lässt.Sein Rettungsversuch besteht darin, tausend seiner Untertanen mit in sein Schloss zu nehmen. Dort sollen sie, aber vor allem der egoistische Prinz, in Sicherheit sein.Ob sein Plan aufgeht, entscheidet der rote Tod, der am Ende der Geschichte seine Maske fallen lassen wird.
    Eine ausführliche Interpretation der Situation, des Verlaufs, und der Wirkung der Geschichte.Transparente Interpretation mit Zwischenüberschriften und Arbeitsanleitungen und Hilfen. Am Anfang wird die Geschich-te in den wesentlichen Punkten zusammengefasst. Am Ende erfolgt ein allgemeiner Deutungsversuch. (Ohne Primärtext!)

    5 ab € 2,79
    27751 "A Meeting in the Dark" (1974) von Ngugi wa Thiong’o

    The Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o (*1938) is one of the most important and most influential voices in modern African literature. His first novel was published in 1964, since then he has produced various other novels, short stories, plays as well as literary and political essays. He has lived in Kenya, Uganda, the USA and England. Ngugi is an outspoken critic of post-colonial Kenyan politics.
    The short story A Meeting in the Dark was published in 1975 in the book Secret Lives, a collection of short stories Ngugi had written in the previous 12 years.
    Content:

  • Historical Context
  • Plot
  • Narrative Point of View
  • Characters
  • Study Questions
  • Model Answers
    Ohne Primärtext

  • 7 ab € 2,39
    28187 "A Devoted Son" von Anita Desai

    Anita Desai (*1937) is an Indian novelist and short story writer. She was born in Mussoorie, India, and was educated at Delhi University. Currently she lives in the USA.

    In much of Desai’s writing tensions between family members play an integral part. This is true for “A Devoted Son” as well.

    Der Primärtext ist aus lizenzrechtlichen Gründen leider nicht enthalten.

    Content:
    • Plot
    • Narrative Point of View
    • Setting
    • Characters
    • Study Questions
    • Model Answers
    6 ab € 2,49
    28191 "Nostalgia" von Bharati Mukherjee

    Bharati Mukherjee was born in 1940 in Calcutta, India. After her graduation from university in India in 1961, Mukherjee moved to the USA, where she earned her Ph.D. Currently Mukherjee teaches at the University of California.

    Both Mukherjee and her husband are writers. In addition to their individual work they have produced two books together. The short story “Nostalgia” was first published in 1985 within the short story collection Darkness.

    Content:
    • Plot
    • Narrative Point of View
    • Characters
    • Study Questions
    • Model Answers
    12 ab € 2,49
    30290 Achebe, Chinua - Dead Men’s Path (shortstory)

    Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 and is one of the best-known contemporary African writers. In his works, he often deals with African society and the changes within it.
    This paper deals with his short story Dead Men’s Path. The short story will be analyzed regarding ist plot, characters and intention.
    Content:

  • General information
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Intention

  • 3 ab € 2,59
    30390 "A Horse and Two Goats" (1965) von R. K. Narayan

    R.K. Narayan (10.10.1906 – 05.13.2001) – full name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami – is one of the most popular Indian authors writing in English. Narayan was born and educated in Madras. Unlike other Indian authors he lived in India for most of his life, except for his travels. He is credited for making Indian English fiction popular.

    Narayan published several novels, five short-story collections, including A Horse and Two Goats, two travel books and a number of essays. Most of his works have a distinctive Indian character.

    Content:
    • Plot
    • Narrative Point of View
    • Setting
    • Characters
    • Themes
    • Study Questions
    • Model Answers
    7 ab € 2,49
    35100 Murder in the Dark von Margaret Atwood - Interpretation

    Margaret Atwood is an important and famous Canadian writer of the 20th century, she is a writer of novels, short fiction, poems, and essays. She is one of the foremost writers in the world.

    One of her most popular works is the novel “The Blind Assassin” (2000), which was awarded with the Booker Prize in the same year and made her famous all over the world; this material deals with one of her fictitious short stories: “Murder in the Dark” (1983) published within a collection of short fiction.

    Content:
    • Interpretation, additional remarks

    Ohne Primärtext!

    4 ab € 2,49
    36214 "Encounters" von Manoj Das

    Encounters is interpreted with regard to Manoj Das (*1934) and his intentions. There are additional information in order to understand the Indian society as portrayed in the story.

    This material gives information on the author, the background of the story, as well as an entire interpretation.

    Content:
    • Interpretation and additional remarks
    4 ab € 2,49
    36343 "Mother" von Grace Paley

    Grace Paley was a celebrated writer and social activist whose short stories explored in precise, pungent and tragicomic style the struggles of ordinary women muddling through every-day lives. Paley’s output was modest, some four dozen stories in three volumes: “The Little Disturbances of Man” (Doubleday, 1959); “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974); and “Later the Same Day” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985).

    Content:
    • · Interpretation, additional remarks (Ohne Primärtext!)
    5 ab € 2,49
    36511 "Fly the friendly skies" von Sunita Jain
    • background information on author
    • helpful facts on background of India
    • plot
    • interpretation
    • narrative point of view
    • information on further reading

    Ohne Primärtext!

    8 ab € 2,79
    36583 "The Grass-Eaters" von Krishnan Varma

    The short story is interpreted in regard to the cultural characteristics of the Indian subcontinent.

    Translations, explanations and etymology are included as well as sources for further information.

    Content:
    • Short biographical information on the author
    • Background information
    • Plot
    • Interpretation
    • Reflection of the title
    • Point of view· Tips for further reading

    Ohne Primärtext!

    7 ab € 2,49
    46564 "Marlene" Katherine S. Prichard

    Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969) was an australian authoress.

    She worked as a journalist in Victoria, was a founding member of the Australian Communist Party and wrote award-winning short stories, novels and plays. Her works principally depict social roles of lower-class citizens in Australia (aborigines, half-castes, workers, and, back then, women).

    The short story “Marlene” tells about the life of half-castes in Australia, their poor living conditions, their social problems and their relationship towards the whites

    Content:
    • Tasks to the text and optional solutions (regarding content, character analysis, historical background)
    • Sources

    Ohne Primärtext

    9 ab € 2,99

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