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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

English Literature

GCSE

AQA

18 tutorials available 18 tutorials total

This classic novel by Arthur Conan Doyle provides many discussion points and intrigues. We examine Sherlock Holmes as a character, The Victorian serial novel, Detective fiction & associated tropes, the themes of Colonisation, Imperialisation, class, the Fear of the Other and Drug consumption! We look at the structure and form of the novel, including serialisation, Novella and Mystery / Detective Story, provide further detailed character analysis and how they reflect the context and the major themes. We examine each of the individual chapters of The Sign of Four, providing a precis of each and provide a podcast on quotations as well as exam guidance to help when it comes to your English Literature GCSE.
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