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    Yes same! I didn't have a clue until all the twitter posts came up about it afterwards!
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    Yeah, it would be very hard to compare the similarities if the first poem was about prostitution...😕


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    (Original post by pip.h.23)
    How were we meant to infer that the In Cardigan Market poem was about a prostitute?????????? Without context that is extremely difficult especially as it's talking about how much she stinks of fish!! I thought she was just very dedicated to being a fish monger


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    Well, I wrote that this poem inferred about a brothel and prostitutes due to the way the fish were described and how men were described as coming from morn till night. Nobody is wrong in a sense because you can interpret the poems in whatever way you like aslong as you had evidence
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    HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA HHAHAHAHHHH you're joking right? PROSTITUTES? how are you meant to infer that from a poem which talked about a fat woman smelling of fish smh
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    (Original post by mrh7)
    Well, I wrote that this poem inferred about a brothel and prostitutes due to the way the fish were described and how men were described as coming from morn till night. Nobody is wrong in a sense because you can interpret the poems in whatever way you like aslong as you had evidence
    Didn't this same thing happen last year with City Lilacs and Hews farms (2015). Where people thought the same about prostitution but it was proven to be incorrect?
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    (Original post by zanner)
    not gonna lie but i love english literature so much taht was the best exam ever i love engliafojhsflsghkjdh

    the poems weren't that dank but ichat a load of ****

    edit: apparently it was abt prostitution? hmm there goes my confidence i didn't think of that i think i took it too literally

    RIP A*.
    omg same
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    (Original post by emmerneedshelp)
    omg same
    gonna fail rip

    all because auntie jane's a prozzy and i was too innocent to realise
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    Thought it was an okay exam... Until I read twitter about Auntie Jane being a prostitute, like what the hell? An exam for 15/16 year olds about prostitutes, what a joke! Anyway time to forget and move on, OCR gateway B Biology on wednesday but mainly the 2nd English literature exam this friday, predictions on Heros and Inspector calls please thanks

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    (Original post by jade_on_tsr)
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!! What did you type in google?!
    You just have to put speech marks around the title "in cardigan market"


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    (Original post by zanner)
    gonna fail rip

    all because auntie jane's a prozzy and i was too innocent to realise
    and gregs gay fk sake man
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    (Original post by emmerneedshelp)
    and gregs gay fk sake man
    oh my god i didnt realise this.

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    (Original post by zanner)
    oh my god i didnt realise this.

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    i didn't either until about 20 mins ago lmao
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    (Original post by SophFlorence)
    Yeah, not bad at all actually! I know right, is it really true or what?
    I don't know which essay did you choose ?
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    (Original post by zanner)
    gonna fail rip

    all because auntie jane's a prozzy and i was too innocent to realise
    I don't think anyone really noticed. We are all too innocent. But how is it true ? Proof ?
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    My sister came home moaning about it so i read it through and thought the poem was about a boat could be wrong though Either way that poem was hard af
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    I don't know which essay did you choose ?
    The Lennie one! You?
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    (Original post by SophFlorence)
    The Lennie one! You?
    Same !! What did you include ?
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    (Original post by Gamer_44)
    Didn't this same thing happen last year with City Lilacs and Hews farms (2015). Where people thought the same about prostitution but it was proven to be incorrect?
    You don't know that. You can't say someone is wrong or going to be incorrect when poetry can be interpreted in so many ways. What about if it is right and everyone is shaming the idea and the original interpretation gets them an A*
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    (Original post by mrh7)
    You don't know that. You can't say someone is wrong or going to be incorrect when poetry can be interpreted in so many ways. What about if it is right and everyone is shaming the idea and the original interpretation gets them an A*
    But there is no right or wrong answer tbh
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Same !! What did you include ?
    I said he's seen as child-like, which is shown in the quotes: "red, blue and green rabbits" and the fact that he "droned to himself softly when George told him to remain quiet around the boss. I linked this to society in 1930s America because it shows both the struggle of men with disabilities in such a society of violence, and how fantasy-like the American dream is/was.

    Then I talked about the fact that he's innocent and vulnerable. For this, I used the quote: "was still smiling with delight in memory of the ranch" in spite of Curley having entered the room. I linked this with society in that it links to Herbert Hoover Smillete posters with the message "smile away the great depression", so maybe Steinbeck is insinuating the idea that society wasn't doing enough to lift America out of the Great Depression.

    Finally I mentioned the fact that he's unique, through "I seen your light", when he entered Crooks' room. This could show that he, unlike the other men, is able to see Crooks' inner goodness, as symbolised by "light". However, it could also show how they are equal in terms of social standing, in which case Steinbeck is heavily hinting at just how badly MANY people were treated at the time.

    Obviously wrote more than that, but yeah.

    How about you?
 
 
 
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