Year 9 – MBA

Your Home Learning is simple – finish the Woman in Black and do the AR quiz and then write a review for the blog – would it be a good book if you didn’t have to study it for English. Did studying it make it better or worse? How does it compare to the film?
Before Thursday please.
C grade – exploration of the storyline
B grade – exploration of the character of the narrator
A grade – exploration of the themes and ideas


One thought on “Year 9 – MBA

  1. Lucy Branton

    I don’t think that I would have read “The Woman In Black” by Susan Hill if we hadn’t of studied it in class. Now that I have read it, I know that I wouldn’t put the book down after the first chapter. This is because Susan Hill uses techniques such as empathy in the first chapter to get you “hooked”.
    After the first chapter, the storyline builds up in intensity: the descriptive setting in “A London Particular” with the evil fogs lurking in doorways and the people of London risking their lives to get to work. More and more characters step into the story, for instance : Mr Samuel Daily- Arthur Kipps meets him on the train. I thought that this would be a one-off, happenstance meeting, that he wouldn’t come back into the story. But he does come back, and plays a large part in the storyline.
    It’s characters like these that keep you reading.

    Studying has made it better in terms of knowing the protagonist and his characteristics as the main character. We learnt that through studying his character and picking out phrases and words that he narrates, he can be a bipolar person, with indecisive and sensitive emotions. In the book Arthur Kipps shows more empathy in his thoughts towards other people, yet doesn’t show it in his body language in the film.

    The film was nothing like the book. In the book, Stella doesn’t die of childbirth. Arthur doesn’t have a son at the start of the book. She lives till the end of the book, and gets married to Arthur, before giving birth to their first child and then dying in an accident slowly and painfully.


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