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CLIP 7709

Sunset Song: Impact of War

Sunset Song: Impact of War
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Key Info
  • Sunset Song: Impact of War
  • Duration: 02:30
  • Discussion, reading of extracts and dramatisation explore the theme of war in the novel. Initially unconcerned about the war, Ewan is pressurised into joining up. He returns to Chris coarsened and bullying. In his death he takes on the role of tragic hero, and only then does Chris come to understand him and the reality of war. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Warning: Contains hints of sexual violence.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Fiction Post 1900: United Kingdom

  • Keywords: SunsetSong, A Scot's Quair, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, novel, character, Scotland, English, relationship, theme, war
Ideas for use in class
  • How does war change life for Chris? Think about her relationship with Ewan and his death, then watch the clip. Think about the pressure the community put on Ewan to join the war effort and how this makes him feel (powerless?).
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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