Understanding authorial intent and how to use this to develop analysis

In this lesson, we will look at the famous novelist Charles Dickens and the concept of authorial intent and apply this. We will do this by looking at the Gothic across his work, but particularly focusing on an extract from 'A Chrismtas Carol'. We will consider, in particular, why he may have chosen to incorporate elements of the Gothic in his writing for an intended purpose. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does resurrection mean?

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Q2.What month does Victor finally see his creation?

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Q3.What was the weather like on the evening the monster came to life?

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Q4.What colour was the monster's skin?

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Q5.How many years had Victor worked on his creation?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does resurrection mean?

1/5

Q2.What month does Victor finally see his creation?

2/5

Q3.What was the weather like on the evening the monster came to life?

3/5

Q4.What colour was the monster's skin?

4/5

Q5.How many years had Victor worked on his creation?

5/5

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Quiz:

Gothic Literature

Lesson 16

Q1.What does apprehension mean?

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Q2.What happened to Dickens's father?

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Q3.What did Dickens have to do as a child?

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Q4.What does Dickens use his literary work to do?

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Q5.Why does Dickens use the Gothic genre?

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Quiz:

Gothic Literature

Lesson 16

Q1.What does apprehension mean?

1/5

Q2.What happened to Dickens's father?

2/5

Q3.What did Dickens have to do as a child?

3/5

Q4.What does Dickens use his literary work to do?

4/5

Q5.Why does Dickens use the Gothic genre?

5/5

Lesson summary: Understanding authorial intent and how to use this to develop analysis

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