It is key that you can show the effects of Brontë’s techniques – such as how she uses pathetic fallacy to describe Jane Eyre’s emotions, or imagery such as ice and fire to contrast St John Rivers and Mr Rochester.You should be able to comment on extracts from the text and make connections across the novel – key skills that the York Notes will assist you with.
These detailed Notes have been created to help you to write essays and answers that earn high marks in your GCSE English Literature exam.
Examiners will want to see that you can make clear points and show your own interpretation of the novel, supported by appropriate quotations from the text.
Chapters five to ten Helen Burns relationship with Jane Eyre is significantly important to her.
She is the first person to show her true kindness and her first real friend.
jallen | Friday March 20, 2015 Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice.
They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole. How might Mrs Reed and her children tell the story of Jane Eyre's life at their home?What factors influence Jane in her relationship with these two men? Write an essay describing the narrative structure of and discussing how it may affect the reader's understanding of the action of the novel. Discuss Jane's relationships with Helen Burns, Miss Temple and the Rivers sisters.What kind of role models do they offer Jane in terms of how a woman might live her life? Introduction Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre How does Jane's relationship with Helen Burns change her?AQA style exam question for the English Language GCSE, using an extract from 'Jane Eyre'. Please note that the extract is from the 19th century; in the exam the extract will be from the 20th or 21st century.York Notes for GCSE English Literature (Grades 9–1) to gain an in-depth knowledge of key aspects of the novel including its historical context, Brontë’s use of language, key themes, characters and plot.Although Helen is older than Jane and wiser she also aware of her faults, she notes that she finds herself drifting ..more. Conclusion When called to Miss Temple Jane reinforces further the feelings of awe and admiration she feels for Helen when she is conversing with Miss Temple "has a girl of fourteen a heart large enough, vigorous enough to hold the swelling spring of pure, fill fervid eloquence." After this Helen falls ill and we learn of Jane's new companion, however, although Jane has fun with her new friend there is a distinct contrast from Helen and Jane shows us how much she admires and reveres Helen by saying "Surely the Mary Ann Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance." Finally when Jane learns that Helen is dying she immediately rushes to be by her side, in her dying hours Jane is there with her and Helen reassures her that she will be happy in death and that Jane must not grieve for her for she is going to God. The most moving and poignant part of their friendship that is although Helen is not mentioned again we know that fifteen years on Jane places a headstone on her grave, showing what a huge impact Helen had on her and what a great friendship they had. This website offers a wealth of enriched content to help you help your students with GCSE English Language and Literature. The content of this site has been produced by teachers and examiners.Edusites have similar support sites for Film and Media called Edusites Film and Edusites Media.