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Evaluate Key Characters and their Development in 'Journey's End'

In this worksheet, students will consider the importance of key characters in the play 'Journey's End' in relation to the context in which the play was written. Students will then think about how to offer personal and perceptive responses in the exam.

'Evaluate Key Characters and their Development in 'Journey's End'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Play or Novel

Curriculum subtopic:   Journey's End

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Worksheet Overview


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Is Hibbert purely dislikeable?


Is Trotter just a humorous character?


How does Raleigh change as the play progresses?


Is Osborne always brave and willing?



To achieve the highest marks in your exam response, you will need to offer a personal and perceptive interpretation.


This means that you need to ask questions of the characters. Think about all of the different ways we might view them - positive and negative. Think about whether they change throughout the play. Try to evaluate how far we can say they possess a particular characteristic.


In this activity, you'll need to think more about your personal response to each of the characters by exploring their characteristics more deeply.



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