“The Landlady”. Picture this: You’ve just arrived in a lovely new town by train and your looking for a place to stay. You find a bed and breakfast that looks very enchanting (nice) on the outside. You decide to stop and look in the window. What do you think you might see?. The Landlady. By
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Objective: I will use knowledge of vocabulary, setting and the literary element of foreshadowing to analyze fictional text.
Facades – appearance of the fronts of a building (sometimes fake fronts)
Emanate – come forth
Tantalizing – tempting or teasing by making unavailable
Congenial – agreeable or pleasant
Rapacious - greedy
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
the use of clues or hints suggesting
events that will occur later in the plot.
HINT:As you read “The Landlady” put yourself in the place of the main character (protagonist). Pay close attention to what Billy sees and senses
The story takes place in Bath, England probably mid 1900’s.
Question of the Day 10/4Using your vocabulary from yesterday, fill in the underlined word blank with the correct vocabulary wordfacade, congenial, rapacious, emanate, tantalizing
Billy Weaver arrives in Bath, England after taking the train from London. He's never been to the town before. However, he's due to start a new job there soon, and he's excited at the prospect. He heads toward The Bell and Dragon, which is a pub he's been told he could spend the night at. On the way though, he notices a sign in the window of a nearby house: "BED AND BREAKFAST”. Will it turn out to be what he expects????
“Left?” she said. “But my dear boy, her never left. He’s still here. Mr. Temple is here. They’re on the fourth floor, both of them together.?
1. The Landlady answers the door before Billy can remove his hand from the door bell.
2. Billy thought the Landlady’s fee to stay at the bed and breakfast was too much.
3. Billy believes he had heard of the Landlady’s previous guests.
4. The Landlady meant Billy no harm.
5. The tea taste strange to Billy because it is poisoned
Foreshadowing: List at least one event that helped to foreshadow the ending
- A brief summary of what happened in the story. Make sure you include what you inferred happened to the protagonist at the end of the story
- In your summary you must correctly use two of the story’s vocabulary words, but you CANNOT copy the sentence out of the book.
Highlight these two words
- Include two examples of how the author foreshadowed events that occurred in the story.