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Havisham and the Laboratory

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‘Havisham’ and ‘The Laboratory’

The aim is to study two poems, explore the characters and produce a piece of comparative writing.   In this unit you will:

    • Associate words with the two characters and decide what they have in common and how they differ.
    • Make judgements about characters and find evidence.
    • Consider the readers’ response.
    • Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the poems.
    • Consider the key images from the poems and how the poets have created these images.
    • Structure a detailed piece of writing about both characters.
    • Evaluate performance of the tasks and the written work.

Salome – do the same activities as above
Salome as a link with the horror scheme to follow
Link to prose story – Your Shoes – the psychology of interesting female characters.

Place your ideas along a continuum

A continuum is a line with opposite ideas or feelings at each end; you place your response on the continuum by putting a line along it at an appropriate place e.g.

Sad   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- happy

You can record your responses about the poems you have studied by placing your ideas along a continuum.   After reading ‘Havisham’ and ‘The Laboratory’ place your responses below putting a line or mark for Havisham and one for the other, nameless woman we could just call her ‘Laboratory’.   For each you could also supply some evidence from the text and an explanation if you can.

Insane --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sane

Victim ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- villain

Calm -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------angry



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