Grade 11 LangLit SL spent the better part of the second quarter – and will spend 3 weeks of the third – discussing Jane Austen’s novel, Emma
The students evaluated characters and their motives and analyzed certain twists to the stories. This week, they focused on the many social gatherings depicted in the story. They were able to identify important events such as the Coles’ party and the ball at the Crown Inn. They discovered that these social gatherings are not only a dominant motif in Austen’s world and works, they also serve various purposes for the reader. They allow Austen to introduce her characters and to show how they change as they relate to different people. They also set the stage for the complex machinations which govern the world of courtship.