his week in class, we’re reading “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley.
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) was an English poet, critic, and editor. His best-known poem is “Invictus,” published in 1875, which he wrote just following the amputation of his foot due to tuberculosis.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Identity, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“How does a person overcome adversity?”, “What makes you who you are?”, and “Can we control our fate?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this poem at home: