Binary Opposition in Literature: Definition & Examples


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Binary opposition is defined as:

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1. Binary opposition is a system used in which theory?

2. What function does binary opposition serve in literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you'll be tested on the concept of binary opposition. You'll need to know the theory in which binary opposition is used and the function this theory serves in literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of binary opposition
  • How binary systems create problems in society
  • Binary systems in works of literature, including 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of binary opposition in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about binary opposition in literature in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about binary opposition

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of the topic, review the accompanying lesson, Binary Opposition in Literature: Definition & Examples. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Describe the concept of binary opposition
  • Identify examples of binary opposition in cultural studies
  • Learn how binary opposition applies in the Harry Potter series
  • Discuss what binary oppositions in literature can teach readers