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Evaluate Key Quotations and Their Impact in 'Jane Eyre'

In this worksheet, students will evaluate the impact of key quotations by analysing the effect of Bronte's 's use of language and structural devices and considering how quotations reflect the context in which the novel was written.

'Evaluate Key Quotations and Their Impact 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

In the exam, you will need to able to support your ideas with quotations from the exam extract and from the novel as a whole.


You should try to build a bank of quotations for each character and theme and learn these so that you can use them readily in your exam response.


For a higher mark in the exam, you should try to analyse quotations closely and evaluate their impact and consider how they reflect the key contextual factors surrounding the novel


The diagram below shows how we can analyse quotations for the highest marks in the exam:


 "...the trunk split down the centre, gasped ghastly" arrow  Symbolismarrow  Foreshadows how Jane and Rochester's relationship will be torn apart.  arrow  Brontë reflects how Jane and Rochester's relationship, outside of their own social classes, is in conflict with the expectations of Victorian society.


So, for each quotation you use, think about:


- what language or structural device has  Brontë used and what effect do these have?

- how do the quotations reflect something about the key contextual factors surrounding 'Jane Eyre'?


In this activity, we will practise evaluating the impact of quotations in this way.


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


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