Analysing language in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 1)

Analysing language in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 1)

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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will read an extract from a very famous Gothic story 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson and then build on our ability to analyse language. We will then analyse how Stevenson uses language to present the setting before the murder. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.


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5 Questions

What does the narrator at first keep fixated on?
the lantern
Correct answer: the old man's eye
the old man's voice
How does the "vulture eye" make the narrator feel?
Correct answer: furious then terrified
What does the narrator then fix his attention to?
he stays focused on the eye
how he will murder the old man
Correct answer: the perceived beating of the old man's heart
What does the narrator do to the old man?
Correct answer: murders him
stares at him
violently attacks him
Why does the narrator do this?
Correct answer: frightened the heart beat will be heard by a neighbour
he is angry with the old man
wants to be rid of the old man

5 Questions

What is a character introduction?
Correct answer: when a reader meets a character for the first time
where a character is killed
where a writer uses dialogue with a character
What is a spatial shift?
it is the same as setting
when a character moves
Correct answer: when the action in a story moves setting
What is foreshadowing?
when the reader knows what will happen because they have read the story before
Correct answer: when the writer hints as to what will happen later in the story
when the writer lets the reader know something awful is about to happen
What is repetition of an idea?
Correct answer: when the same concept or motif occurs multiple times
where the same phrase at the beginning of successive clauses is repeated
where words are repeated
Why can setting be so important for a story?
Correct answer: can help establish the mood / atmosphere
makes a story more believable
so a reader knows where the characters are

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UnitEnglish / Gothic Literature