Gothic Imagery: Great Expectations

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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.
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.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens follows the coming of age of Pip while discussing social issues. In this class, students will explore 'Great Expectations' and look at the techniques that the Dickens used to present a sense of place, time and mood. Students then will be guided through how the author uses the Gothic to draw his character. This class is aimed at students in Years 9 - 13 but is great for any student wanting to gain a better understanding of the novel!

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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:
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