(Original post by fishfan01)
I'm doing Macbeth, TBC
and Dracula... I think Macbeth and most of TBC are great, with loads of stuff to say, but every time I think about Dracula, I just want to go to sleep
I was wondering how people are approaching revising it? Also, our teacher for it was...not all that great...and I've realised that there's so much stuff from people in other classes that she's missed out, so I'm also currently trying to learn loads of stuff that she didn't teach us, yet she still hasn't managed to finish the course...
I've gone through the whole of Macbeth, writing summaries of each scene, and then key ideas and quotes, and I'm going to be making mind maps for different ideas within it, though (apart from remembering the exact wording of quotes) I find it quite easy. TBC's pretty much the same - I'm going through stories one at a time (only recently started, but I'm getting there
), making a timeline/mindmap with key quotes and gothic themes etc, but I'm really struggling with Dracula
I think the main problem is that, although the plot itself is okay (acceptable), I can't stand Mina or Harker, and Stoker's style of writing is so heavy-handed and boring (I really do not care what you ate for dinner, Harker) that I can't spend too much time with it or I get rather angry, and my notes stop being useful and start looking something along the lines of: 'nobody should have ever given Stoker a pen', which is obviously highly unfair and not going to get me anywhere in the exam.
I really need an A in this exam and am starting to freak out rather a lot, so any pointers at all (websites, general ideas, anything) would be really great