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Identify Key Themes in 'Great Expectations'

In this worksheet, students will identify key themes in 'Great Expectations'.

'Identify Key Themes in 'Great Expectations'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR,

Curriculum topic:   The 19th Century Novel, 19th Century Novel, 19th Century Prose

Curriculum subtopic:   Great Expectations

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you already know about the themes in 'Great Expectations'?


Some of the main themes in the novel are:


Social class





Crime, justice and the law

Growing up




In the exam, you will need to be able to write about a theme and how it is presented by Dickens over the course of the novel.


This activity will help you to revise some of the most important features of the themes from 'Great Expectations'.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.


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