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Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'Pride and Prejudice'

In this activity students will identify and explain key quotes in 'Pride and Prejudice'.

'Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'Pride and Prejudice'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

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

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

Curriculum subtopic:   Pride and Prejudice

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Worksheet Overview

Why do we need to learn quotes?

 

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Let's face it, learning quotations word for word can be really hard! So let's think about why we need to know some, and how we can make it just a little easier...

 

Firstly, when you are writing about a novel, quotations help to show that you know and understand it well- and that's what gets you good marks!

 

We use quotations to support something we want to say. When you are writing a paragraph, the best way is to make a point, and then support it with a quotation:

By the end of the novel, Elizabeth is certain Mr. Darcy is the right man for her to marry. She says, 'I am the happiest creature in the world.'

 

This shows that your idea comes directly from the novel. Even better, is to write one or two more sentences that help you to explain and develop your idea:

This suggests that she is delighted that she will marry a man who is a perfect match. Furthermore, it shows that her feelings for Darcy have changed as she has learned about his true character.

 

Put these together and you have a strong paragraph:

By the end of the novel, Elizabeth is certain Mr. Darcy is the right man for her to marry. She says, 'I am the happiest creature in the world.' This suggests that she is delighted that she will marry a man who is a perfect match. Furthermore, it shows that her feelings for Darcy have changed as she has learned about his true character.

 

What if you can't remember a full quotation? Let's say you can only recall the word, 'happiest'. Just remember to use quotation marks and use the word in a sentence!

Elizabeth Bennet is 'happiest' when she has agreed to marry Mr. Darcy. 

 

You should always refer to your own copy of the book when working through the activities. The quotations are for reference only.

 

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