"Hamlet holds a mirror up to our lives, for we too must act in a fallen world, even when the way is unclear and when our proof is dismissed by others. We too are called to kill serpents, to “lose all” for the kingdom. Because it takes great courage to confront the enemy head on and might cost us our reputation or our lives, we, like Hamlet, would rather think and play with words than act." -From Jayson Grieser's guide
The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach—and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key—to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.
The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.
A free classics test and answer key are also available here.
What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:
"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer
"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student
"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader
Jayson Grieser has a PhD in literature from the University of Dallas after completing his dissertation on the poetry and perspectives of George Herbert. He teaches at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He and his wife Hannah have five sons.
AUTHOR: Jayson Grieser
PAGE COUNT: 48 pages
PUB. DATE: October 6, 2017
Teaching Shakespeare can be daunting as a homeschool mom. The worldview guides help with that. It gives an overview of who Shakespeare was, why we study him, and what world view he is giving. The plot summary was great and I appreciated the helpful questions. I definitely recommend the world view books to friends and I will be buying more.
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