Victorian Character Description With Victorian Scrapbook page Task

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Victorian Character Description With Victorian Scrapbook page

Victorian Character Description With Victorian Scrapbook page

Task To familiarize yourself with Victorian times, create a “Dickens” character, write a description

Task To familiarize yourself with Victorian times, create a “Dickens” character, write a description of that character using literary devices of characterization and metaphor and a few Dickens’ vocabulary words. Then, to make a “scrapbook” page of images that represent that character.

Familiarize yourself with Victorian England How? • Books • Websearch • DVD Get just

Familiarize yourself with Victorian England How? • Books • Websearch • DVD Get just a taste of what it was like. The character should be written in Victorian times. Nothing out of time (anachronistic) like DVDs, TVs, or Ambercrombie and Finch. Stick to 1840 -1890.

Pick a vocation n From your card pick a vocation from Victorian times. Your

Pick a vocation n From your card pick a vocation from Victorian times. Your character does that job. n You may want to search “Victorian fisherman” putting in your vocation.

Pick some physical characteristics n List at least 3 physical characteristics your character will

Pick some physical characteristics n List at least 3 physical characteristics your character will have n Describe his/her clothing n How they walk n How they speak

Pick personality traits n Pick three personality traits from sheet Fill in characterization sheet

Pick personality traits n Pick three personality traits from sheet Fill in characterization sheet Explain how you will “show” these traits: via dialogue, actions, or reactions of others.

Give your character a “Dickens” name n Based on his/her profession and character traits

Give your character a “Dickens” name n Based on his/her profession and character traits Example: Jimmy Herringbone

Write your description Your description should be one page long, double spaced– no more.

Write your description Your description should be one page long, double spaced– no more. Choose some Dickens’ vocabulary words to work in and work in at least one metaphor.

Scrapbook it n Look for images to print and color n Add small snippets

Scrapbook it n Look for images to print and color n Add small snippets and objects n Complete your scrapbook page- one side with your typed description

Ms. Chromiak’s Example Planning n n n n n What to do: Ms. Chromiak’s

Ms. Chromiak’s Example Planning n n n n n What to do: Ms. Chromiak’s example Fiscere- A fisherman- Jimmy Herringbone What I found out about fisherman in Victorian times: Boat called a “dipping lugger” – boat called “the Barnabas” During the 19 th cent. the fishing industry experienced dramatic expansion and by the 1850 s the herring fishery on the east coast was the largest in Europe. The fishing population and communities grew accordingly, with Lowestoft, Hull, and Aberdeen the main fishing ports. As with agricultural produce the growth of the market for fresh fish coincided with the development of the railways and of refrigeration and these encouraged the introduction of steam trawling, initially in inshore waters, after 1880. Deep-sea fishing had meantime been pioneered by whalers working out of British ports, including Hull and Dundee. http: //www. museums. norfolk. gov. uk/img/Cromer%20 Vict. %20 Times. pdf Physical traits: Tall, thin, bald, piercing blue eyes, mustache and prickly, unkempt beard. Character traits- well-liked, strong, stubborn Fun, well-liked- reaction- walk into a tavern and everyone knows him and grabs his hand Acts – laughs and tells a joke Other man says, “Let the games begin…” Strong – action - asked to help with ice from the truck Dialogue – talks about a big fish he caught Description – bulging muscle with a tattoo Stubborn – action – refuses to give up his seat Dialogue – going back to same fishing hole day after day Reaction – buddy tells him to give up and he can’t

Writing to follow plan n n n Jimmy Herringbone – Fiscere characterization By Ms.

Writing to follow plan n n n Jimmy Herringbone – Fiscere characterization By Ms. Chromiak After hauling his catch of the day into the market warehouse, Jimmy set off to find some food and drink. He sauntered into the pub with his heavy feet stinking like fish. His buddies turned ‘round saying, “Hey, it’s Jimmy Herringbone! Let the fun begin. ” Yips and Hallos followed from all corners of the room as if a melancholy gloom was lifted from their day. He took his usual seat near the door where his bright piercing eyes and bald head were illuminated every time another customer entered. His heavy wool sweater hid his strong back and long arms like a hard diamond wrapped up in velvet. “What’s news, Jim? ” his friend inquired. “Well, let me tell you I had a fight with a large one today!” “Oh, ” his friend said. “Seriously, I thought this one would take me with it, ” he replied excitedly “but you know I never…” “…you never give in to a slimy fish, ” his friend finished. “Hours, I tell you, for hours I held fast until that bugger let me get him on board. ” “You’re a fine fisherman, Jim, ” his friend laughed as he hailed the barkeep, “One for Jim’s catch of the day. ” Looking harried, the barkeep looked at Jim’s arms and yelled, “Jim, there, could you help me with a block ‘o ice? ” Jim bragged, “I’d carry it for you by myself, but I don’t want to give up my seat next to the door. ” Even when his friends offered to hold onto the seat for him, Jim refused to give up his favorite seat in the place. They came over to knock him off his stool. “Oh you buggers, ” he muttered as he pulled the stool from under himself and above his head where the rest couldn’t reach it. “I’ll never give up me stool. I’ll help you out with the ice, but I’m taking the stool with me. ” Next thing his friends saw was Jimmy entering the pub with four ice blocks perched on top of the legs of a stool as a prop. It was quite a scene. Jim’s friend laughed, “You’re a pot-tosser, Jim. ”