English Literature GCSE: Resistance - Plot and Characters

The plot and characters in Resistance by Owen Sheers are explored by aliens trying to learn about planet earth.

They are turned into almost perfect copies of Sarah, Albrecht and Sebald to re-enact scenes from the play to help them understand the plot and characters of the book.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the text and the key themes as a revision activity.

After a first, initial reading of the text, students could watch the sequence in order to gain a fuller understanding of the main events and the shape of the text as a whole.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature at GCSE and National 4 and 5.