English Literature GCSE: Anita and Me - Characters
Some of the key characters in Anita and Me by Meera Syal are explored through police interview-style dramatisation.
The four characters of Meena, Anita, Mr and Mrs Kumar and Sam are interviewed separately by police officers.
They respond to questions designed to explore their respective motivations for their actions in the novel and gain a deeper understanding of events from a variety of different perspectives.
This is from the series: LIT P.D
Could be used as part of an exploration of character and theme, either after an initial reading or as part of a revision activity.
Students could use this clip as the stimulus for their own presentation on a different character from the novel, oras the basis for an essay-style response to one of the characters explored in this clip.
This short film is suitable for teaching English literature at GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 5 and Higher in Scotland.