Week 23 H4D Recap Thursday Murder Club Part 2

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This lesson contains 20 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 45 min

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1) At the end of this class, you will have refreshed your memory on The Thursday Murder Club and other works 

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SE 1: literature 
  • Emma, Thursday Murder Club, 3 short stories: The Lottery, Genesis and Catastrophe, New Boy 
  • Emma (1/3), Thursday Murder Club (1/3), 3 short stories (1/3) 
  • Dictionaries are allowed, the books NOT 
  • You may answer in Dutch or English, but some questions clearly indicate English ONLY. +/- 30 questions in total, some MC/open/linking questions 
  •  No resit allowed 

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Elements of fiction
  • characters -> flat/round
  •  theme 
  • plot = NOT plot structure, but only that plot is the sequence of events in a a story. 
  • narrator 
  • setting 
  • NOT: tone + conflict 

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What do you remember from previous class?

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Match the character with the most fitting description
good at making noise and very disbelieving
very observant, has a good network of people
unnoticable, easily overlooked
good at analysing information and making lists

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Short summary
Just after a new development is announced at the Coopers Chase retirement village, the lead builder (Tony) is killed and soon after the landowner (Ian) is killed as well. Four retirees (Elizabeth, Ron, Ibrahim and Joyce — the Thursday Murder Club) investigate the murders. Then, when construction begins on the new development, an extra unmarked set of bones dating from the 70s is found at the graveyard on the land. It’s eventually revealed that Tony’s murder was to settle a score associated with an old drug-related killing. Ian’s murder was to derail the new development in order to prevent discovery of the bones. The bones belong to Peter Mercer and was a vigilante killing (by Penny, who is a former police detective and former founding member of the Thursday Murder Club before she got dementia) because Peter had gotten away with murdering his girlfriend.

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  • Tony Curran: Hit over the head by Bogdan
  • unmarked skeleton (Peter Mercer): killed by Penny
  • Ian Ventham: poisoned with fentanyl by John
  • Bernard: a resident who commits suicide because he misses his wife
  • John & Penny: murder/suicide

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Who is killed, how and by whom?

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What event has something to do with an old cold case?

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What event has something to do with an old cold case?

When they find the second skeleton in the marked grave (and all the murders that follow it)

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Which point(s) of view is/are present in Thursday Murder Club?
first-person + third-person
omniscient + first-person

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The novel alternates between a first-person narrative told through the perspective of the protagonist Joyce and her diary entries, and a third-person narrative focusing on all the characters. 

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Slide 14 - Link

Slide 15 - Video

Thursday Murder Club 

- What is the contrast between the characters on the one hand and the actions on the other hand? Do you think the writer chose these types of characters on purpose?

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1) _____ is the fundamental concept or the underlying message that is conveyed through a piece of writing.

2) ______ is a recurring element, idea or concept that has a symbolic value in a text

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Theme: what do you think could be a theme in The Thursday Murder Club
(keep the video in mind)?

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Monday: recap of The Lottery and other short stories
Tuesday: recap of Emma & Thursday Murder Club 

Interested in types of questions: 

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