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Owen Marshall

 

NZ's foremost writer of contemporary short fiction

 

đ  ‘Supper Waltz Wilson’

đ  ‘Mr Van Gogh’

đ  ‘Cabernet Sauvignon with My Brother’

đ  ‘Kenneth's Friend’

đ  'Heating the World’

đ  ‘The Fat Boy’

 

 

 

82 pages of detailed analysis of six stories, plus task sheets, write-on worksheets, and summaries of style, themes and approach.  Aimed at Year 12.

 

Plus 10 pages of introduction to short stories generally.

 

 

Contents Page

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching Marshall's Stories

3

Brief Biography

4

Features of his Stories

5

Style Summary

6

Marshall on Marshall

 

7

'Supper Waltz Wilson'

 

Reading For Meaning and Answer Guide

8

Characterisation Worksheet

11

Themes

13

Summary Analysis

 

16

 

'Mr Van Gogh'

 

 

Brief Biography of Vincent van Gogh

18

 

Reading for Meaning

18

 

Themes Exercise

24

 

Characterisation Worksheet

27

 

Summary Analysis

 

29

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'Cabernet Sauvignon with my Brother'

 

Reading For Meaning

31

Characterisation Worksheets

32

Style Worksheet

34

Answer Guide

35

Summary Analysis

39

 

'Kenneth's Friend'

 

 

Reading for Meaning, Setting, Character, Style

41

 

Answer Guide

42

 

Summary Analysis

 

46

 

'Heating the World'

 

 

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Reading for Meaning, Setting, Character, Style

48

Answer Guide

50

Summary Analysis

 

54

'The Fat Boy'

 

Reading for Meaning, Setting, Character, Style

56

 

Answer Guide

58

 

Worksheets

61

 

Focus on Theme

65

 

Summary Analysis

 

70

 

Comparing Stories; Revision Exercises

72

 

Summary of Themes

74

 

Revision Exercises

75

 

Writing an Essay Answer

80

 

Unit Outline

82

 

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