Title : Hannah
Author : Malachi Whitaker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Date of publication : 1933
Setting : Hannah's house- XX century ( sixteen years ) in USA or England
Characters: Characters's descriptions :
Hannah, is a girl of 17 years-old, who has got brown hair and is in love with Ralph Wellings. She's very excited. Thomas Henry Smithson is a young man very conscientious and polite. Hannah's mother likes him. Ralph Wellings is a boy of 19 years-old who has got blue-black hair. Furthermore he's strange, fat and wild.
Summary of the plot and personnal opinion:
Hannah is a short story about a young girl who names Hannah. She's 17 years-old and she organizes a party; it's for this reason it is excited.At this party they will be Thomas Henry Smithson, a young man, who's very appreciated by Hannah's mother and Ralph Wellings a boy of nineteen, strange, fat and wild but also some guest. We learn that Hannah is in love with Ralp Wellings. Indeed, she imagines to have children with him. Later, Hannah wakes up and sees a middle-aged woman who calls her "grandma". So, What happened during this evening?
short story (link)
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare writes the novel Romeo and Juliet in the XVI century. The prologue is the part which begins the play.
Prologue= introduction to a story
Where> The place where the story takes place: Verona, Italy
When> The time when it takes place: in the Middle-Age
Characters> The main characters: - two lovers
- two households ( The Capulets / The Montaigue )
Context> The families of the two lovers are ennemies. Their quarrels are extremely violent. Their children fall in love but their parents hatred will cause their death. This death will bring peace (" mend").
Romeo and Juliet is written in old english. For example: Thou/ Thee/ Thy
The two heroes meet at a party. More later in the night Romeo comes to Juliet's balcony. The balcony and the moon are light up. Moon= night keeps secrets
The Kinsman's Juliet if they see Romeo they killed him.
Kinsman= persons of the same blood so the same family
Cloak= a cape with a a hood
Moon ( feminity) opposed to Sun ( masculinity) Scene of feminity: balcony scene
Juliet is enlightened whereas Romeo is in the darkness. Juliet has the dominant role. She is above ( a higher position). She is out of reach. Around them they are trees. The orchard symbolize intimity. The love of Romeo and Juliet is new. It's as a fruit which ripe.
Orchard= un verger
A Sin= un pécher
Evil otherwise Good
Photo réçit : Romeo and Juliet ( click on the link ! ) Vidéo: The balcony scene
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Here you can find a video about The Tell-Tale Heart : it's a Trailer.
Indeed, the book was adpated into a movie.
As you can see, this Trailer is pretty intriguing and frustrating...
So, Watch it !! =