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Advanced Higher English Dissertation

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    So, I have to come up with two books for my dissertation and so far I have some ideas for what I could go for and they are below.

    1. The idea that one choice you make can impact your whole life. The books I was thinking of doing were: The Choice by Nicholas Sparks and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan but we are not allowed to do McEwan so any advice on this topic as to what book I could do with it would be grand.

    2. Another idea was something to do with like mystery novels like Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs. But I'm not really sure as to what other books to pair it with as well as what "theme" to do.

    3. This one I saw on a previous post also about this topic and it actually struck my interest I'm just unsure if it would be any good. The conflict between religion and knowledge, the idea that faith in god is rooted in ignorance of truth - focussing on the Da Vinci Code and The Northern Lights.

    4. I have an idea for a Shakespeare-themed dissertation in terms of "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" and how the main characters cause their own downfall through a personal flaw.

    My very first choice is No 1 though I'm unsure if we are allowed to do Sparks and what I could pair it with so any advice/opinion would be appreciated as I have just over a week to choose a pair. Also, any other ideas will be just as appreciated. I also wanted to mention that English is my second language so it would be good if the texts weren't overly Scottish so that I will actually be able to read the book(s). (I can't read Scottish texts nevermind understanding them)
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