04.11.16 : CLASS XI The Canterville Ghost
“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and silence to listen. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
- Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)
The Canterville Ghost (novel) written by Oscar Wilde is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit, Sir Simon and the Otis family living in the Canterville Chase. It is a ghost story with an inverted plot wherein the ghost instead of scaring the family gets scared himself. Oscar Wilde’s genius is visible in how he has skillfully brought the theme of love being stronger than death and life, to the fore.
Students of all sections of class XI conducted a special assembly on this novel from 27th October, 2016 - 4th November, 2016. They enthusiastically took up the entire work right from writing the script to producing it along with finalizing costumes, making boards, preparing a presentation for the backdrop, using props, etc. on themselves.
Their hard work paid off well as the assembly was a huge success. The audience was enthralled by the students’ performance. Students exhibited laudable traits like teamwork, passion and dedication. This activity not only helped them explore their talents but also helped them understand the novel thoroughly.
Oscar Wilde’s intended message of love being the strongest of all was beautifully portrayed in the assembly.