Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
This video presentation provides an in-depth look into the classic novel "Pamela or Virtue Rewarded". Through a series of well-defined steps, the video explores the historical and literary context, the publication history, and a comprehensive analysis of the novel's genre, title, structure, plot, characters, settings, point of view, narrator, narrative techniques, themes, and symbols. This video is designed specifically for non-native English speaking high school students, offering not only a deeper understanding of this significant work and its impact on literature, but also providing a valuable tool for students to present the novel on their own.
Two didactic tools to present Richardson's novel efficiently:
LnT a map containing different literary elements to investigate,
Some students of mine developed a map of their own to report on Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.
LnT a list of useful expressions to make your text more interesting.
The title suggests/ indicates
The title already gives a clue as to the subject: ...
The title already indicates the subject: ...
One of the interesting/unusual things about . . . was . . .
It is necessary here to clarify exactly what is meant by ....
In the following paragraph, I'm going to ...
As one can read in ....
The novel deals with/is about/concerns/presents/treats of/describes ...
This novel can be classified as ...
in addition (to this),
According to ...
For further information LnT suggests:
LnT Read the first page of the novel. It is easy, there is a wordlist.
LnT proposes the division into sections and a summary of the first page.