What themes do the images, the Jane Eyre extract and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde extract have in common?
Do any of the views expressed by Charlotte Brontë in the Jane Eyre extract agree with those expressed by Stevenson in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde extract?
Remove the hyperlinks from the texts and add your own. Find images in film, on YouTube or in literature that relate to the themes in the extracts.
a) Read the article by Cesare Lombroso.
What do you think of the views expressed? Fill in the table below.
b) How does Lombroso persuade the reader that someone’s character is related to their physical appearance?
Method of persuasion
c) Look again at the extracts from Jane Eyre and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde andhighlight the phrases that are similar/different to Lombroso’s views.
SIMILAR TO LOMBROSO’S VIEWS
DIFFERENT FROM LOMBROSO’S VIEWS
Which text contains more ideas that are similar to Lombroso’s views?
Add hyperlinks to the Cesare Lombroso extract, linking the words or phrases to images, excerpts from films or literature that you find on the internet.
The links can either contrast with or be similar to the themes in the extract.
In what ways do people judge him by his appearance?
How has this changed recently?
Do you think Adam Pearson’s arguments are persuasive? Why?
Can you think of examples in films and books where the villain has a deformity of some kind?
Imagine that you are Charlotte Brontë and you have travelled through time to deliver a speech at The Oscars.
What would you have to say about the way villains are depicted with deformities in films? Would you be shocked at this, so long after you wrote Jane Eyre? Did you attempt to rubbish this notion in your novel?
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