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Claire's assignment


Claire is a first-year English student. For her main essay in the subject, Claire chose the following topic based on the novel Jane Eyre.

Essay topic:

Mr Rochester describes in Vol 3, Chapter 1, the circumstances in which he was married to Bertha Mason, and how he came to incarcerate her in the attic at Thornfield. What do we learn about him from this, and how far does the novel endorse his claim that he has acted for the best?

  1. Look at the lecturer's expectations of the essay.
  2. Next read Claire's essay as it was submitted.
    • How well do you think the essay responds to the topic?
    • Do you think the essay could be improved in any way?
  3. Now read the lecturer's comments about Claire's essay.
  4. Finally, listen to Claire talk about how she wrote her essay and read feedback about how to overcome the difficulties she faced.
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