The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: A Critical Analysis and Essay
In this 6-week class, learners will read, discuss, analyze, and write about Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and its history.
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$12 per class
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Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
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In this class, students will learn to analyze the book and the history of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. They will then write a four to seven-page essay describing why The Picture of Dorian Gray was a controversial book in its own time era and what we, readers in today’s world, can learn from it and its history. In week one of class, students will learn the history of the book The Picture of Dorian Gray. We will discuss Oscar Wilde’s part in the Aesthetic Movement of literature...
Students will learn how to take notes, outline, write a rough draft, and finally, complete a four to seven-page essay. This class emphasizes the importance of critical thinking about literature and historical events.
I have master's degrees in professional writing, history, and human services counseling. I have researched and written extensively about historical oppression. I have written numerous scholarly papers, including my master's thesis, on the topic of historical oppression. Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite studies. I have studied his life and works in detail for around two years now. I am in the process of writing a scholarly paper about his life. I teach a history class about Oscar Wilde for Outschool. I also teach various critical analyses and essay writing classes for Outschool. I will teach this class from a literary and historical perspective. Students will do their own analysis of the topic.
For homework in week one, students will be required to read chapters one through seven of The Picture of Dorian Gray. For week two, students will be required to read chapters eight through fourteen of the same book. For week three, students will be required to finish reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. In week four, students will be required to write an outline for their essay. In week five, students will be required to write a rough draft and revise this draft to be presented in week six of class.
Students will need the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. They will also need to bring paper and a pencil for taking notes to class each week. They will also need access to a computer with word processing software to use for writing their essays.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will provide a letter grade and informal assessment for each student.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The Picture of Dorian Gray was considered an immoral book in the nineteenth century because it hints at the idea of homosexuality. In this class, we will discuss the nineteenth-century reactions to this novel and how The Picture of Dorian Gray was used against Oscar Wilde in his trial for gross indecency - a trial that led to a two-year imprisonment for the author. Students will be encouraged to apply the lessons from history to our world today. This class is about critical thinking and analysis of literature and history. It will be taught from a literary and historical perspective. Students will conduct their own critical analysis for their essay.
Students will be required to read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. They will need to bring their book to class each week. They will also need access to a computer with word processing software on which to write their essays. They should bring paper and a pencil to class each week to use for notetaking.
Homeschool Teacher, MA History, MA Professional Writing, MA Human Services
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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My name is Kandy Crosby-Hastings. I teach history, classic literature, and writing classes. I am a homeschool parent of two sons, who are now teenagers. We have homeschooled for thirteen years. I also have experience working in the public school...