Di: Siria Carrara ,3ALS, A.S.2013/2014
Liceo Scientifico Einstein, Cervignano
:
 Title;
 Publication
 Setting;
date;
 Themes;
 Character;
 Message
 Content;
 New
to be learnt;
Vocabulary learnt;
: This side of paradise
1.
Why has the novelist chosen this title?
2.
What are the argument of his novel?

Maybe, the novelist would tell the reader his life;

The novelist’s answer: The title has been changed to “This
Side of Paradise” from those lines of Rupert Brooke:Well,
this side of paradise, There’s little comfort in the wise.
1920
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1.
2.
3.
Amory Blaine(main character)
4.
Eleanor Savage(Amory’s
second love)
5.
Monsignor Darcy(spiritual
mentor)
Beatrice Blaine(Amory’s
mother)
Rosalind Connage(Amory’s first
love)
-This side of paradise-
1.
2.
The novelist refers to This side of Paradise as a “quest
novel”;
Amory wants to make peace with himself and finds his
place in the world;
3.
The novel is inspired by Scott Fitzgerald and friend’s lifes;
4.
The story tells about Amory Blaine’s life;
Amory is Beatrice and Stephen’s son;
5.
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10.
During his childhood he travels with his mother,until he
is left with his uncle and aunt;
He attends St.Regis school;
Then Beatrice comes to take him back because she was
healed;
He goes to Princeton University;
He meet Monsignor Darcy;
-This side of Paradise-
11.
12.
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He serves in the army in World War I;
Beatrice dies;
He falls in love with Rosalind Connage;
She doesn’t want to marry him;
He is devasted ;
He has a short summer romance with Eleonor;
Monsignor Darcy passes away;
He has no money;
After these experience, he comes to see his own
selfishness;
So he decides to walk to Princeton;
In the night he arrives at Rosalind’s house, he raches
his hands and says:
I know mysef,
but that is all.
-This side of paradise-
: at the beginning of 19° century (first and then
the first world war)
1.
relationship between mom and son,
2.
relationship with school,
3.
the relationship between friends,
4.
university life,
5.
the relationship between girls and boys,
6.
the relationship with religion,
7.
relationship with themselfs
-This side of Paradise-
 everything
happens in life has a
purpose:acceptance of his own
personage;
 The most important aspect of this
book is what Amory learns about
himself;
 Is also a reflection about the youth
of 19th century.

To take the blame :prendersi la colpa

To pass away: morire

Close tie :rapporto stretto

To refer: attribuire

To be amused: divertirsi

Scornfully :sprezzante

shout in salutation:gridare in segno di
saluto


is scheduled: è programmato
harmless kind: specie innoqua
-This side of paradise-

To be restless: essere agitato

To inherit from: ereditare da

to waver:vacillare

Astounding: sbalorditivo

full of awestruck: pieno di sgomento

to be awful: essere terribile

to fumbling:per armeggiare
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Penniless:al verde

through the crowd: attraverso la folla
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Weakness:debolezza
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Merely:semplicemente
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To be beyond: essere al di la
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trifle :sciocchezza
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Blithesome:gioioso

stout: robusto

to banter :canzonare

Rank:rango
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to fit in: adattarsi
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damn it all:dannazione
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clergy: clero
THE END
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