Analysing structure in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 2)

Analysing structure in Jekyll and Hyde (Part 2)

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will build on our ability to analyse the structure of 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by identifying structural techniques and thinking carefully about how they develop our knowledge of the text. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.

Content guidance

  • Contains conflict or violence.


Adult supervision suggested.


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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"

5 Questions

What is the first stage of Todorov's narrative theory?
Correct answer: equilibrium
What does the second stage suggest typically happens in a story?
equilibrium is continued
Correct answer: equilibrium is disrupted
recognition that the equilibrium has been disrupted
What is the final stage?
attempt to repair
Correct answer: resolution and reinstatement of equilibrium
What does resolution mean?
feeling happy at the end
Correct answer: solving the problem that caused the disruption
worrying about what will happen next
Which of the following is an example of disruption in Jekyll and Hyde?
Correct answer: Hyde battering Carew with his cane
the maid looking out of her window
two gentlemen talking to each other

Lesson appears in

UnitEnglish / Gothic Literature