The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

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The Canterville Ghost eNotes Teaching Guide

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So you’re going to teach Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost, a classic novella that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching The Canterville Ghost will give your students insight into satire, culture clash, and an understanding of themes surrounding the nature of forgiveness, aestheticism vs. materialism, and the redemptive power of love. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into Wilde's humorous ghost story.

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Our eNotes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Each guide provides creative and practical approaches to teaching the text, as well as rich background information, key plot points, and recommended texts.

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These Teaching Guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.