Analysing structure in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 1)

Analysing structure in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 1)

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will build on our ability to analyse structure by looking at Todorov's narrative theory. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.

Content guidance

  • Contains conflict or violence.


Adult supervision suggested.


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5 Questions

What is a tyrannical male?
male character who is dominant
powerful character who uses their power benevolently.
Correct answer: very powerful male who often exercises their power in a a cruel and often arbitrary way
What is a convention in literature?
Correct answer: defining characteristics, or must-haves, of a given genre
genre a text belongs to
the way a writer has to write their story
What is a portent?
Correct answer: sign or warning that a a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen
when a reader knows a character is deeply unhappy
What is an inexplicable event?
an event no-one saw coming
Correct answer: an event that cannot be explained
an event that happened in the past
What is overwrought emotion?
Correct answer: when a character exhibits high drama and lacks emotional restraint
when a character gets very upset
when a character is highly stoic

5 Questions

What was the weather like on the evening of the murder?
Correct answer: cloudless and with a full moon
cold and frightening
dark and dreary
What is the maid's opinion of Mr Hyde?
ambivalent towards him
detests him
Correct answer: really dislikes him
What does Hyde do to the old man?
attacks him
talks to him
Correct answer: violently beats him to death
Why can Hyde's motive not be to steal from the old man?
Hyde is rich.
Correct answer: Items of value were found on the body of the old man.
The old man was poor.
What are Hyde's actions likened to?
a "lunatic"
Correct answer: a "madman"
a "psycho"

Lesson appears in

UnitEnglish / Gothic Literature