This journal "project" is just a compilation of 10 journal topics that require students to think critically and creatively about the novel, including asking them to write and draw or create mini-collages that include personal opinion, voice, and experience. There are 5 "Writing Entries" and 5 "Art Entries," which include some kind of creative component and less writing but might ask for an accompanying quote to complement a drawn image, including proper citation.
Suggestions for when to complete the entries are included, as are instructions for requirements and some commentary for the teacher about theme and paradox that may be used to expand two of the journal topics in class discussion. These journal entries or the requirements can be easily modified to suit your needs.
Time recommendation: As a journal project, class time can be given, per your discretion. I advise my students to spend about twenty minutes writing the "Writing Entries," which are intended as a neat first draft, and no more than an hour from brainstorm to completion on the "Art Entries."
Writing Topics include, writing diary entries from character's pov, writing first-person account of being released from prison, writing about beauty that can be found in society to answer Dickens' pessimism.
Art Topics include, creating split images of ugliness and beauty and provide accompanying quotations, creating symbolic vision of self and symbolic surroundings in which to thrive, producing visual representations of freedom and imprisonment with quotes to complement. Art topics require color.