Brooklyn Classroom Questions For Comparative Study
BROOKLYN CLASSROOM QUESTIONS FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY
160 page companion guide to Brooklyn for Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English 2020 and 2021.
For use in the classroom or for focussed independent study.
- The film is divided into 5 parts.
- Outline summary for each part.
- Notes and Questions on each mode for each part.
- Modes include: Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain.
- Notes looking at each mode as a whole across the entire text.
- Accompanying questions for each mode.
- Comparing your texts: Questions on each mode to compare Brooklyn and your other chosen Comparative Study texts.
This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of ‘Brooklyn’, directed by John Crowley. Ideally it accompanies a second, detailed viewing and study of the film.
For the purposes of classroom study, I have divided the film into five parts. Each part contains an outline summary, a brief note on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain, and a set of questions on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain. The brief note is intended as a starting point for students, to provide something concrete for each mode that can be developed and built on by exploring the relevant mode-based questions for each part.
Towards the back of the book, there are short notes looking at each mode as a whole, across the entire film, and accompanying questions (please note, there may be some similarity with earlier questions to draw attention to key ideas).
Lastly, there is a section of questions on each mode, designed to prompt comparisons between ‘Brooklyn’ and other Comparative Study texts.