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Literature: Term 1 Super Pack

Literature: Term 1 Super Pack

$180.00Price

Purchase a discounted term (16 weeks) of classes! This includes:


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis (4 weeks)

This novel is a classic introduction to the battle between good and evil. It is written by an all-knowing and omnipresent narrator; thus, students are able to speculate how the characters feel and why they choose to take certain actions. It helps to introduce students to having open ethical discourse.


Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (4 weeks)

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.


A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (4 weeks)

This novel highlights the plight of the poor. It forced an entire society to recognize and acknowledge their own wrongs and taught them that we are responsible for the well-being and condition of our fellow man. It teaches the importance of looking beyond our own comforts and life and recognizing the impact that our actions and decisions have on those around us. Through this novel, we can discover the ultimate result of our negligence of those less fortunate than ourselves.


Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (4 weeks)

This novel demonstrates the power of perception and the carefully concocted truths we create about the world around us. It forces the reader to see the realities of people's lives once we willingly pull back the curtain and reveal the man. This novel also brings to light the power and deception of appearances. The students will be forced to acknowledge that there are circumstances that alter our perception of absolutes. In what circumstances do our moral codes change or make exceptions?

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 18, 2024 - January 29, 2025
    • No class November 27, December 18, 25, January 1
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:* 
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

    • A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

    • A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

    • Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier

 

See more literature classes: thethinkingkid.org/literature

See more classes for ages 13+ / grades 8-9: thethinkingkid.org/grades-8-9

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

 

Frankenstein, by Mary Shlley

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. 

 

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

 

Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier

In every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

 

*Students must have the books to participate in the course.

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