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Jane Eyre, a graphic adaptation





Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel
Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel, by Amy Corzine, John M. Burns and Charlotte Brontë, © Classical Comics, 2009.
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Questions

Focus on the first three frames of the page.

a) What are the two characters’ names?

b) Where and when does the action take place?


Focus on the last three frames of the page.

c) What do you understand from their relationship?

d) What are the gothic elements of this page? List them and explain what they provoke


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Questions

Focus on the first two frames of the page.

e) Who is Miss Ingram?

f) Find as many details about her as possible.


Focus on the last three frames of the page.

g) What does M. Rochester ask?

h) Guess why Jane hesitates before answering?


i) What does he think when kissing her in the last frame? Why?


j) What are the gothic elements of this page? List them and explain what they provoke.


Your time to shine!

Tips

Revise what you have learnt in the unit (the characteristics of gothic fiction, etc.).

Méthode je m’exprime à l’écrit p. 250 Précis de communication p. 258

1
You post this extract from a graphic adaptation on your Instagram account and explain why it is your favourite gothic graphic novel along with a 100-word comment.



2
Imagine the sequel to this page. You can write a storyboard or a text.

Culture note

Many famous early gothic stories were written by women. However, in order to make sure they would get their work published, they took a male pseudonym as a pen name. Charlotte Brontë published this novel in 1847 under the pen name of Currer Bell.

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Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel, by Amy Corzine, John M. Burns and Charlotte Brontë, © Classical Comics, 2009.
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