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Evaluate Key Characters and their Development in 'Great Expectations'

In this worksheet, students will evaluate key characters in 'Great Expectations' and their development.

'Evaluate 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'?


Dickens characters


In the literature exam, you may be asked to write about the portrayal of a particular character or characters by Dickens. 



To achieve a higher mark, you will need to show that you are analysing the character(s).


To show this, you will need to:


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


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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