Key Messages and Themes
In literary fiction, these elements are sometimes subtle; other times, they are very obvious.
In this assignment, you will explore The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde (accessible through ). Read Chapter 1 of the story. Then, use the provided to create a PowerPoint presentation of 5–6 slides (include speaker notes) that addresses the following:
- Who are the 6 characters present in this passage? What can you tell about them based on their names alone? Does the author reveal any other details about these characters?
- Based on the details the author provides, what did you learn about the Canterville Chase? Does this sound like a place you have ever visited? Why or why not?
- Notice the language. Do you think this story takes place in a modern time? Why or why not?
- Who is telling the story? What is the point of view of the narrator?
- Based on this passage, are you interested in reading more of this story? Why or why not?
Please submit your assignment.
The following grading criteria will be used to assess your Unit 2 Individual Project
Review your submission so you are sure you have included the following:
Submits a PowerPoint presentation of 5-6 slides, includes title and reference slides
Identifies the six characters named in the passage
Provides an adequate overview of what the author reveals about each character
Discusses the relevant details of the setting
Analyzes the use of language to set tone/mood using specific examples
Writes in a clear and organized manner using proper, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Project Gutenberg. (n.d.). The Project Gutenberg ebook, the Canterville ghost, by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Wallace Goldsmith. Retrieved from https://ia800501.us.archive.org/29/items/thecantervillegh14522gut/14522-h/14522-h.htm