Literary Study Practice Questions

Covers relevant questions for our poetry, prose fiction and drama texts.

Literary Study Practice Questions


Jane Eyre – Setting

Afternoon folks,

For some reason this hadn’t loaded the other night – no idea why. In lieu of anyone else to pin it on, I’ll blame my cat.

Below is a link to a critical thesis on setting in the novel, and how it compares to the 2006 BBC adaptation. Ignore the parts about the TV show, but the rest is very useful.


Literary Study Essay – Jane Eyre

Hello folks,

Just a reminder that in tomorrow’s double period (Wednesday 23rd November) we will be completing a Lit. Study response on Jane Eyre and the use of setting to explore key themes – this is really to consolidate our learning on this, and hopefully ensure that we know how to tackle this type of question.

Remember, SETTING, not characterisation!

Use you feedback on the previous essay, as well as the additional tasks/reading I’ve given you to help with this.

Jane Eyre Critical Reading Homework

Hello folks,

As well as the critical piece in the previous post on SETTING, I’d like to you to also read these three pieces as part of your revision on Jane Eyre. We will be discussing these in a future lesson, so you should be familiar with them, and can even use them to support analysis in your Lit. Study responses.

Please have these read by Monday 5th December.

Fairy Tale Elements

Resistance, Rebellion and Marriage

Feminism and Christianity

Rochester – Byronic hero?

Afternoon folks,

Below are links to the articles we read today in class, as well as a third, which is an extended thesis on how Rochester is portrayed in various adaptations of Jane Eyre – not essential to read this for class, but might be a good way of seeing the different ways the character can be interpreted.




Remember tomorrow we’re in C118 for dissertation support!

Prose Fiction Selection

Hello folks,

Just a reminder that, after today’s vote, the prose genre that won was FEMINIST. These are the texts that we will be studying:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

You should have read all three by the time we come back after the holidays.