AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: analyze the characters of Pip, Miss Havisham, Estella, and Magwitch and their relationships to each other; investigate the various notions of the Victorian gentleman; explain the impact of a first person protagonist narrator on the story; discuss the techniques Dickens uses to convey character and character relationships to his reader; discuss Dickens’s use of humor, pathos, and occasionally bathos; analyze the importance of literary elements like irony and foreshadowing on the development of the plot; analyze how Dickens creates suspense, especially at the end of serialized sections of the book; identify and explain Dickens’s social themes as expressed in this book; and examine characters and character relationships from a variety of literary positions. 188 pages. ©2003.