Featured English Video for the Spring Term, 2020

Writing Style

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley employs writing styles reflective of early 19th century literature. This clip explores a range of those styles, including using a series of letters to develop a narrative, structuring a narrative concentrically, and the inclusion of Gothic elements like horror, suspense, and poetic descriptions of wild, remote settings.

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Jane Eyre in Context

Literary Contexts

The lives of women in Victorian Britain were marked by limited opportunities and strict expectations regarding their behaviour. Poor understanding of mental illness and strong beliefs surrounding religious morality influenced society’s perception of women. This programme looks into the real-life background to and Gothic aspects of Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre’.

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Blood Brothers in Context

Literary Contexts

Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’ chronicles the social circumstances that lead two brothers to tragedy. This video examines the historical and social context of the musical and provides a valuable accompaniment to Senior English students studying the film.

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Writing Style

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley employs writing styles reflective of early 19th century literature. This clip explores a range of those styles, including using a series of letters to develop a narrative, structuring a narrative concentrically, and the inclusion of Gothic elements like horror, suspense, and poetic descriptions of wild, remote settings.

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