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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Jane Eyre'

In this worksheet, students will revise key facts about each of the characters in 'Jane Eyre'.

'Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Jane Eyre'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

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

Curriculum subtopic:   Jane Eyre

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you know already about the characters in 'Jane Eyre'?


Victorian woman      


There are lots of characters in 'Jane Eyre'. Some of the main characters we meet in the novel are:


Jane Eyre

The Reed Family


Mr Brocklehurst

Miss Temple and the teachers at Lowood

Helen Burns

Mrs Fairfax


Edward Rochester

Blanche Ingram

Bertha Mason and Mr Mason

St John Rivers

The Rivers sisters


In the exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented in an extract from 'Jane Eyre'.


You will also need to know the novel well enough to write about how a character is presented in the novel as a whole.


The following activity will help you to revise some of the key information about the characters in 'Jane Eyre'.


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

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