ENG1DE Great Expectations Assignment (a) Creative Piece OR (b) Research Report
You must have your teacher’s approval of the option choice (a) or (b) and the specific topic before you
proceed. Below are some suggestions; another topic may be chosen subject to your teacher’s approval.
Option (a) Creative Piece including a brief Statement of Intent
Taking your inspiration from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, you may consider one of the following
1. Letter or letters from one character to another, written in Dickens’ style
2. An additional excerpt, such as part of a chapter, a dialogue, monologue, written in Dickens style
3. A newspaper or magazine review of the first two chapters (the first instalment to appear in the
novel, Great Expectations, December 1860)
4. A letter or journal entry written by Dickens’ concerning an aspect of the novel or recollecting an
aspect of his life
5. Dickens’ was a journalist before he was a novelist. Create a short (non-fiction or fiction) piece
that he may have written in his earlier days, when writing for a magazine or newspaper.
6. A storyboard
8. Poster or Collage
9. 3D model- graveyard, forge, Satis House, Miss Havisham’s room(s), “bride cake”, Mr. Jagger’s
plaster casts, Wemmick’s “castle”
10. Diorama of a particular setting
11. Front page of the London Times 1860
If you choose this option you must include a Statement of Intent. This is an explanation of what
your idea is, why you chose it, and how it is clearly linked to the author or novel. Quotations from
the novel are required to demonstrate the links. Length should be about one full page.
Option (b) Research Report
The objective is to research a topic using a variety of sources, organize the researched information and
write a report.
You will be asked to include a Title Page, a Personal Introduction (explaining why you chose this topic
and how it is clearly linked to the author or novel), and a References page (Works Cited or Bibliography).
The length should be two to three pages
Choose one of the following topics as it relates to Victorian or Dickensian England
1. Characteristics of London 6. Education
2. Class Distinctions 7. Crime and Punishment
3. Working Conditions 8. Changes to Laws /Justice
4. Living conditions of the working class 9. Australia and the Prison/Penal Colony
compared to living conditions of the 10. Art and/or Music
wealthy class 11. Fashion
5. Child Labour