In a few words, describe the main character of 'The Governess'.
Exploring ‘The Governess’: A Drama/HMH Story
The Governess is a drama story that follows a young woman as she navigates the struggles of life. The story is part of the Humanities, History, and the Media (HMH) program and explores the themes of family, personal growth, and responsibility. This story is recommended for 7th grade students, as it provides an excellent example of how to face life's challenges.
The Governess: A drama written by H.M.H. in which a woman is hired as a governess to care for two children in a remote estate and must protect them from a supernatural force.
Protagonist: The protagonist in the drama is the governess who is tasked with protecting the children from the supernatural force.
Supernatural Force: A mysterious force that the governess must protect the children from.
Do you think the drama 'The Governess' is appropriate for 7th graders?
- Yes, I think it is age appropriate
- No, I think it is too difficult for 7th graders to understand
- I'm not sure, I would need to see more of the play to make a judgement
Did you know?
The Governess was the first ever film to be shot on a digital camera. The main character in The Governess is based on a real governess from the 19th century. The Governess was the first major film to be directed by a female director since the 1930s.
What themes are present in 'The Governess'?
What do you think the author's purpose was in writing this drama?
How does the author's purpose affect the way you interpret the story?
How does 'The Governess' compare to other works of literature you have read?