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Identify Key Themes in 'Jane Eyre'

In this worksheet, students will explore the key themes in 'Jane Eyre'.

'Identify Key Themes in 'Jane Eyre'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

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

Victorian woman         Silhouette of a woman in flames       Victorian upper class family sitting around a piano

In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme or idea in an extract from 'Jane Eyre' and then consider this theme or idea in the novel as a whole.

 

Some of the themes Brontë explores in her novel are:

 

Love and hate

Social class

Personal growth and identity

Family

Dependence and Independence 

Gender

Religion

Passion vs. reason

The supernatural

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Brontë explores 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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