Portrait of a Pure Woman
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to use an alternate medium to interpret close readings of the text.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5
Ask students to spend some time finding passages in the First and Second Phase that describe Tess's physical appearance, and make a list of some of the physical attributes that Hardy describes.
Next, show students several examples of Victorian portraiture, and lead the class in a discussion about their defining characteristics.
Students will the create their own...
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