English: Gothic Imagery in Great Expectations

Stream until Tue 1st Mar
20 mins
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Imogen WoolrichHost: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for 10 years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has got lots of experience exploring plays and novels in exciting and engaging ways.

In this class we will be looking at one of Charles Dickens’ best known works 'Great Expectations.'  We will explore some of the techniques that the Dickens uses to present a sense of place, time and mood in an extract in the novel. We will then spend some time to exploring how the author uses the Gothic to draw his character.

Join this class for a fantastic deep dive into 'Great Expectations,' broaden your knowledge and understanding of Gothic Imagery and learn how to observe the imagery when it occurs in Dickens' descriptive rich language. 

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Key takeaways:
  • An understanding of the author’s choices of language
  • An overview of features of the Gothic as a genre
  • The ability to closely read a passage from the text
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 9-13 or S3-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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