Category Archives: Jane Eyre, Prose, Literary study

Prose Literary Study Questions

Examples of Prose Literary Study Questions you will be able to approach (and could begin to plan with the first text) using Jane Eyre and Rebecca:

  • A symbolism question
    Discuss the effectiveness of the use of symbols in two novels or in three short stories.
  • A setting question
    With close analysis of two novels, compare how setting is used to develop a significant theme or themes.
  • A theme question
    “Money and power — it all comes down to that.” Discuss this quotation with reference to any two novels.
  • A character question
    Discuss the thematic significance of the presentation of a flawed hero or heroine in any two novels.
NB: These seem clear cut - however remember that even with a 'setting' question you must still refer to other techniques i.e character, theme, symbolism etc.