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Part Three Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking WB T L E ENTER Text Appreciation I. Text Analysis 1. General Analysis 2. Structure 3. Detailed Discussion 4. Plot Analysis II. Writing Devices 1. Classic Unities 2. Understatement III. Sentence Paraphrase WB T L E Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking I. Text Analysis General Analysis Have you got the key elements in the story? Plot of the play Setting of the play Protagonists of the play Theme of the play WB T L E Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking For reference Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking I. Text Analysis Plot: The conflict between Mrs. Kent and Eve and the fight of two men over Mrs. Kent with a happy ending. Setting: A living room of an American middle-class family, at the end of 1930s. Protagonists: Mrs. Kent, Mr. Kent, Eve Kent, and Professor Charles Waring. Theme: People usually value more what they don’t have or what they are about to lose forever. WB T L E The end of General Analysis. I. Text Analysis Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking Structure Part 1 (Paras. 1— 12): Introduction of a middle-class family in America. Part 2 (Paras. 13—31): The conflict between Mrs. Kent and Eve Kent. Part 3 (Paras. 32—52): The visit of Professor Waring and his plan. Part 4 (Paras. 53—32 [text B]): The conflict between Mr. Kent and Professor Waring. Part 5 (Paras. 33—44 [text B]): The happy ending of the play. WB T L E The end of Structure. I. Text Analysis Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking Detailed Discussion ? Question: What kind of family do you think it is from the introduction of setting at the beginning? It is a typical American middle–class family in the 1930s. The husband is breadwinner of the family. The wife stays home, taking care of family and doing handiwork such as sewing which is taken as natural and respectable pastime. WB T L E To be continued on the next page. I. Text Analysis Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking ? Question: From the dialogues between Mrs. Kent and Thelma, what are the important values that Mrs. Kent holds? Mrs. Kent was conservative and conventional for she wanted Thelma to go out with a decent guy and to behave herself at the party. She always wanted to keep a respectable front and couldn’t afford to lose face for any improper behaviors of her maid. WB T L E To be continued on the next page. I. Text Analysis Lesson 8 Psychologically Speaking ? You’ve no idea how primitive we are—how simple, how bourgeois! Question: What did Eve mean? Eve accuse



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