• Book ReportTitle                               : 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)


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  • 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

    Ripe= mûre

    Evil otherwise Good

    Photo réçit : Romeo and Juliet   ( click on the link ! )
    Vidéo: The balcony scene
     http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlkv2f_romeo- and-juliet-zeffirelli-the-balcony-scene_shortfilms


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  • Romeo and Juliet (Suite)

    Here:  -a questionnaire about the balcony scene

              -a part of play about the balcony scene ( Act II, Scene II, Capulet's orchard )



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  • 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 !! =


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