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ENG 206: A Christmas Carol and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Grigg)

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Try a search in the following database to learn more about your topic.

Analyze Your Topic

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After you take a look at Novels for Students, start to think about how the background research you completed relates to your research question:

  • Discuss how Charles Dickens uses children to advance his purpose in A Christmas Carol.
  • Argue why The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a prime example of a Victorian fin de siècle novel.
  • Use one of the assigned novels to discuss the divides in Victorian London's social classes. 
  • Use one of the assigned novels to discuss the literary change from Romanticism's ideals to the Victorian's reaction to daily living.
  • Use one of the assigned novels to discuss how the Gothic elements enhance the plot and characterization.