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    The nerves are starting to break for this exam now. My wits begin to turn
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    The main thing is to try and hit all the assessment objectives.

    AO2 - Language Analysis
    AO3 - Critical References/Alternative Interpretations
    AO4 - Contextual information

    Part A) AO2 and AO4 heavy.
    Part B) AO3 and AO4 heavy.

    Try and include one point for each AO in each paragraph and if you can't remember a critic, particularly for the more obscure texts (ie Tis Pity) (...make one up!)
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    (Original post by cornflaked)
    If anyone's doing King Lear, Wife of Bath and Rivals and struggling for quotes from the texts, or AO3 and 4, here are my revision notes:

    King Lear:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (Lear quotes by character)

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (critics... oh my god this is ridiculously long, even I'm not using this to revise, but if you're lacking in Lear critics, might be good to have a skim?)

    Rivals:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (it's really long, sorry D: )

    Wife of Bath:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (ditto)

    'Essential' WOB and Rivals quotes (obviously just my opinion so don't freak out if you haven't got these haha, and I didn't finish this one so there are more that I would add but it's a starter): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...hQeXdmSms/edit
    Oh my days that's incredible!!! Thank you Best of luck for the exam although it looks like you don't need it
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    Does anyone here have critics for The Wife of Bath?
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    (Original post by binxgillam)

    Well 'tragedy' is an obvious one. I don't know much about the play, could you talk about Lear as a tragic hero? You can also refer to the classical tradition of tragedy, and the notion of a 'downfall', as a result of a 'tragic flaw'. My contextual points are much more specific for Shakespeare, as I am doing Antony and Cleopatra, so I am less able to help you on this one. You could refer to the play in performance, and talk about the Globe? It sounds obvious, but they are looking for obvious points. I just read that the play is based on the Leir of Briton, so you could talk about that as an influence? I also often compare A&C to other Shakespeare tragedies, such as Julius Caesar, maybe you could compare King Lear (briefly, obviously you don't want to focus on it) to Macbeth or Hamlet? Shakespeare was also writing during the Renaissance, so when talking about any classical influence on his work that's a useful signpost word. Good luck

    What are your context points for a&c?
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    (Original post by 1234jan27)
    I'm really struggling to find critics for Blakes Songs of Innocence and of Experience... I've got a few from Northrop Frye but thats all!! Anyone doing this too have any to share??

    will you share the ones you have already please? I have none :confused:
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    (Original post by forgetyounot)
    I'm doing Tis Pity and WoB and reaaallly hope that women come up. would be my dream question!!
    My whole class is hoping gender comes up for Antony and Cleopatra or for the other side of the paper for The White Devil and Paradise Lost
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    (Original post by emeeeer)
    Does anyone have any critical opinion for The White Devil? I've so little for TWD but have more than enough for Blake, so hard to find any Webster that isn't related to Malfi.
    I've got a few my teacher gave me but they aren't necessarily brilliant:
    http://www.thisroughmagic.org/waudby%20article.html

    There's also: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...21102368603677
    and
    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...21102368603677

    I hope these help
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    (Original post by YoloPirate)
    The main thing is to try and hit all the assessment objectives.

    AO2 - Language Analysis
    AO3 - Critical References/Alternative Interpretations
    AO4 - Contextual information

    Part A) AO2 and AO4 heavy.
    Part B) AO3 and AO4 heavy.

    Try and include one point for each AO in each paragraph and if you can't remember a critic, particularly for the more obscure texts (ie Tis Pity) (...make one up!)
    arent oth sections A02 and A03 heavy? :\ my teachers told me its 10 marks for each of those and 5 for AO1 and AO2
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    (Original post by simstaaar)
    will you share the ones you have already please? I have none :confused:
    Thomas Paine: "Every chartered town is an aristocratical monopoly in itself" (London)
    Karl Marx: "Religion is an illusion created to control the poor"/ "religion misguides its followers and leads to false truths" (Pretty much any poem where Blake criticises the church lol)
    David Hume: "All religious worship is motivated by self-interest and self-deception"
    Jonathan Cook: "Sleep paradoxically represents a sexual awakening, the passage to state of consciousness which is unavailable in the world of innocence" (The Little Girl Lost)
    JJ Rosseau: "Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains" (Works particularly well with London and The Divine Image)
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    (Original post by cornflaked)
    If anyone's doing King Lear, Wife of Bath and Rivals and struggling for quotes from the texts, or AO3 and 4, here are my revision notes:

    King Lear:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (Lear quotes by character)

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (critics... oh my god this is ridiculously long, even I'm not using this to revise, but if you're lacking in Lear critics, might be good to have a skim?)

    Rivals:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (it's really long, sorry D: )

    Wife of Bath:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...it?usp=sharing (ditto)

    'Essential' WOB and Rivals quotes (obviously just my opinion so don't freak out if you haven't got these haha, and I didn't finish this one so there are more that I would add but it's a starter): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9w1...hQeXdmSms/edit
    thank you so much for sharing these, they're really helpful. good luck in the exam
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    damn I know this is so mega late but does anyone have an essay plan/infomation on Blake's humour ?? He is not a funny guy (to me..) yet there probably will be a question involving humour on the paper?
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    I'm just pleased to find other people doing OCR! I'm doing the white devil, Blake and king Lear. Good luck everyone!!!


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    For any last minute revision on King Lear, here's an essay on found on disguise. You can even use some of the quotes for AO3. It's pretty good and very accessible:

    http://csulb.edu/~dtsuyuki/portfolio...20Disguise.pdf
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    (Original post by Cest la vie)
    That is a really good point - do you have any references to how the play was performed/ presented to the audience as my teacher told me yesterday and I have nothing!
    Okay, I can't remember who, but a critic has said something like, 'Is this a play that can only be realised in the mind?' Meaning that no performance can ever live up to the plays expectation because of the godlike status of Shakespeare's characters. Before Cleo's death, 'some squeaking cleopatra boy! My greatness i'th posture of a whore!' Is particularly ironic because in Jacobean times she would have been played by a male actor. If I was going to put anything in, that would be it!


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    (Original post by Pavzky)
    For any last minute revision on King Lear, here's an essay on found on disguise. You can even use some of the quotes for AO3. It's pretty good and very accessible:

    http://csulb.edu/~dtsuyuki/portfolio...20Disguise.pdf
    Thanks! Although, I really hope there isn't a question about disguise haha!
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    (Original post by hootee)
    for king lear I have character essay plans on edmund/lear/the fool/women .... do you think these are enough? Can they really ask us a question on kent/edgar....or Gloucester or albany?
    Our teacher gave us one on Gloucester. After the initial what do you write about Gloucester this actually quite a lot to say. Flawed like Lear - mirror plot - provides us with Edmund and the side of inheritance laws - courage - helps Lear - teaches is to endure. Of course you could always argue that he isn't needed in the play as well as many critics have suggested the play is "overpopulated" I doubt however that as it is the first time this exam ha gone out on these texts they would choose him as a character. Probably Lear or the fool. I pray for the FOol! Theme one - they have plenty to choose from I would say madness suffering nature would make a good question!


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    can anyone tell me any critical views of the rivals
 
 
 
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