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Analyse the Role of Key Characters and their Development in 'Great Expectations'

In this worksheet, students will analyse the role of key characters and their development in 'Great Expectations'

'Analyse the Role of Key Characters and their Development 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

How does Dickens present the characters in 'Great Expectations'?


In the literature exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented by Dickens in 'Great Expectations.' To achieve a higher mark, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to analyse the character.


To do this, you need to:


Comment on some of the choices of language and structure used by Dickens to present the character


Comment on how the presentation of the character is used to reflect the context in which Dickens was writing


In this activity, we will practise analysing Dickens's presentation of the characters in '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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