Love as a theme- a fundamental human experience

Subiect: Clase de Limbi
Sumar: Love as a theme- a fundamental human experience (The Last Night of Love, The First Night of Warby C. Petrescu and Maitreyi by M. Eliade)

General competences:

  1. the adequate use of the Romanian language both in receiving and producing messages in different communication situations;
  2. the use of means of thematic stylistic and structural analyses when receiving different literary and non-literary contexts ;
  3. supporting written and oral arguments with ideas in diverse communication situations.

 Specific competences:

  1. COGNITIVE:              

At the end of the activity, the students will be able to:

O1 – Present the importance of Love as a fundamental human experience

O2 – Identify the resemblances and differences in terms of the narrative perspective of the two literary works

O3 – State the stages of the  relationships between characters

O4– Explain the way in which the love theme is reflected in the two texts

O5 – State the message either of each literary works

2. Emotional:

O1 – To be willing to integrate the new knowledge in their own system of esthetical values  ;

O2 – To develop creative thinking and taste for literature.

Content :

C(O4)– The realtionship between  Ştefan Gheorghidiu – Ela and  Allan – Maitreyi

C(O5)– The dominant Love guided by permanent suspicion  (The Last Night of Love, The First Night of War by  C. Petrescu ; Love / eros as a way towards metaphysical  knowledge              ( Maitreyi de M. Eliade)

  • Power Point Presentation
  • videoprojector, computer
  • the novels experience The Last Night of Love, The First Night of Warby  C. Petrescu and Maitreyi by M. Eliade
  1. A power Point with the theme of love illustrated in different artistic acts is presented ( painting, dance, cinema…). Students will try to identify the importance of Love as a fundamental human experience. ………..5-10 minutes
  2. Announcing the theme and the objectives of the lesson

The teacher asks the students to remember different manifestations of love in literary works ( drama/theatre, fiction, poetry). Students remember or are helped by the teacher. Examples- Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare,   Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Eminescu’s love poems etc.  ………………….2-3minutes

3. Guided learning

The teacher guides the students towards the two literary works under discussion. By using conversation, the students point out the resemblances and differences between the two literary works.  ………………….5-10 minutes

Examples: differences between the Western and the Eastern/Indian way of dealing with love issues; the total break away from the characters’ past; the stages of the erotic initiation;

4. The students are grouped in two opposing teams, receive the motion: Love is a fundamental human experience and build well developed ideas to prove their point. One student from the team that is in favour of the idea states a fact, develops it, gives an example, a member from the opposing team contradicts it and then a second member of the opposition states one main idea and is contradicted by the first team and so on following the same procedure. ……..20 minutes

5. Conclusions

In the end, the conclusion drawn on love could be that it is a mysterious spiritual state of mind that could easily bring humans to their demise.  ………………………….5 minutes

  1. by verbal appreciations towards the individual affirmations of the students
  2. by using a chart during the students’ group work and debate clashes in order to offer extra points to the students who participate actively
Note adiţionale:

This type of lesson could be used to compare any two similarly linked literary texts