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AQA GCSE English Literature Exams - 20th and 23rd May 2013 *OFFICAL THREAD* Watch

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    (Original post by cycahm)
    Since Gerald and inspector goole has came up already, if they really do ask a question about them would they be comparing them to another character? Or do you guys reckon they won't come up at all?
    I highly doubt they'll come up since they only came up recently.But just to be safe I would still revise them.
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    Anyone doing Mr Pip? any notes?
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    (Original post by Natalia_14)
    I highly doubt they'll come up since they only came up recently.But just to be safe I would still revise them.
    Yeh me too but I'm not revising his character etc im just revising eg his relationship with sheila cause it could possibly come up who knows
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    (Original post by N Kay)
    Why so many questions msxo?
    Are you trying to.... God forsake... CHEAT?!?!?!


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    Ofcourse N Kay, I'm trying to cheat.... NO. I'm stressing out! thats why! And i'm sorry to burst your bubble.. but I don't know you.. so hover off somewhere else mwaa ! x
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    From looking at past papers I think themes is very likely to come up e.g Loneliness, the 'American dream' or discrimination.
    Possibly Slim due to it not coming up- but more likely to be nature as it isn't so predictable!
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    What is their to even say about slim?! Or candy?! Natural setting would be so much better! I just can't think of any wider context for those two

    Candy- represents weakness in society/the inability to face the harshness of reality (Shooting his dog)
    Slim- A 'God-like' character of which other characters e.g Curley are compared to /How he has partially achieved the American dream.
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    (Original post by msxo)
    Ofcourse N Kay, I'm trying to cheat.... NO. I'm stressing out! thats why! And i'm sorry to burst your bubble.. but I don't know you.. so hover off somewhere else mwaa ! x
    HAHAHA hilarious! Well, let me tell you something...
    You need to STFU. Mwahh! 💋

    Btw, did you hear, the nature thing is going to come up. We never even learned about this! Ncbis is so ****


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    so is it me that noticed this---

    on the june 2012 foundation paper OMAM - curleys wife
    on the january 2013 paper higher OMAM - curleys wife

    January 2013 founation paper OMAM -slim
    so june 2013 may be slim????

    hmmm....

    ryan
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    Can someone comment and give me some suggestions and an idea of what grade you would give this please?

    Extract pg 45 "The old man came slowly" until "you got to take him" pg 46
    How does Steinbeck make this extract so moving and revealing?

    Steinbeck makes the moment when George gets annoyed with Candy listening to his conversation with Lennie so moving by making this the only chapter where the only people on the farm with companions meet. At this moment Candy enters and claims that he was just "scratchin' his dog."This can be considered his form of communication with his dog, likewise Lennie and George talking about being relatives. George wanted some privacy and wanted to make sure Lennie was safe and he didn't want anyone to know that Lennie wasn't really his cousin as that's what he has told the boss, in order to escape from the boss's suspicion towards the unusual friendship between ranchmen. Candy loved his dog and his companionship likewise George and Lennie depended on each other. Candy and George had somethign that no other man on the ranch had, a companion. The way Candy changes the topic quickly when George comments "that's a hell of an old dog" exhibits his fear of losing his companion because he knows himself that his dog is now past its age of survival and th dog's quality of life is now being restricted as the dog "got no teeth" and "is all stiff with rheutamism." This foreshadows the next chapter when Candy's dog get killed and Carlson justifies this by reassuring Candy that he"ll put the old devil out of misery". Thi smakes this moment so moving, as Candy's reluctance to talk abuot his old dog reinforces his need and dependancy on his dog because all other ranch men were lonely and loneliness and friendship are the key themes in this novella. Candy knew that if he let go of his friendship he will like everyone else be delved into the sea of loneliness. Another reason for Candy's reluctance to talk about his old dog is because he himself is old and vulnerable having lost an arm and therefore sees his dog as his reflection and killing the dog to him seems like a reminder that he will get killed too. This links to life in America in 1930's where migrant ranch workers were often seen as animals instead of humans as when they reached the end of the life cycle they were more likely to be sacked from their jobs and ut on the streets

    Another way Steinbeck makes this moment revealing is through his description of Candy's old dog. The reader is confronted with the imagery of an old and vulnerable "drag-footed sheep dog" which is disadvantaged in every way in life and has reached the end of its life cycle. The use of the words "drag-footed"reveals how the dog's life was dragging on and on even thoguh it was now useless for the dog is now in pain and "blind in the eyes." This states that the dog has no more purpose in life other than being a tool of comfort for Candy, who has "had im' ever since he was a pup." This reflects the relationship between George and Lennie as George had known Lennie ever since Lennie was a small boy and the have lived together for most of their life and shared the same sense of love and friendship as Candy and his dog. Steinbeck's description of the dying dog reveals that the dog has no more use and the best thing to do is to kill the dog.

    Steinbeck also makes this moment moving by his introduction of George and Candy's new friendship. George is "reassured by the swamper's defence" and asks him to "come on in and set down." This is moving as George is almost apologetic for his rude behaviour and he almost learns that the "swamper" can be trusted. Another reason why this is moving is because the next time these three character, George, Lennie and Candy are on their own they all talk about their American Dream and are on the verge of fulfillign it together and they discuss about their happy life together but at the end of the novel everyhting is ruined and the American Dream is destroyed as Lennie is killed. After the death of his source if comfort;his dog, Candy's only source of comfort was the fulfillign of the American Dream but Lennie's death ruins that dream too. Though, Candy does try to convince George by asking that "you an' me can go there an' live nice" event though this ends up being a failed attempt.
    Also Steinbeck makes this moment revealing by indicating some of the lifestyles of ranch men. The theme of loneliness has come across as an underlying layer throughout this novella, we could even say that the aim of this novella is to exhibit the fact that in 1930's America,every person suffered fom loneliness because at the end of the novel, every man or woman is lonely and on their own, even Candy and George's companions have died. This clearly displays the lifestyle of ranchmen. Candy reinforces George that he "didn't hear nothing you guys were saying" by telling him that " a guy on a ran don't never listen nor he don't ast no questions," this not only demonstrate Candy's realisation of George's need for some privacy but also explains to the reader the way of life and hwo bored ranchmen were as they didn't ever bother listening to what was happening around them and they weren't interested in other people's matter. This further supports the lonely lifestyle of ranchmen. This linsk to ranchmen in American in 1930's who had no choice other than to migrate in search of jobs and this meant that they never really settled anywhere to start a new family as they had to live on raches to work there and getting jobs was very hard too. Steinbeck makes this moment also revealing by hinting some violence and bitterness from someone as mature as George as he almost threathens Candy that he shouldn't listen to what he talks with Lennie "if he wants to stay workin' long." The word long indicates a sense of bitterness and makes the reader almost get shocked to who this words come from because George is usuall as mature and fairly "good fella." This may have been used by Steinbeck to suggest that George values his friendship with Lennie mroe than anything, even morality and respect for elders. This also states George's fear of losing the job as jobs had great demand and if the boss found out that Lennie wasn't really his cousin he will be "canned" and wno't be able to make "a stake" to fulfill their American Dream.

    Thank you very much
    Sorry if it was too bad, I tried in timed conditions (45 minutes)
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    Wouldn't Eva Smith come up instead of Eric?Since she is one of the most important characters in the play.Noone's mentioned her or has she already come up?:/
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    (Original post by N Kay)
    HAHAHA hilarious! Well, let me tell you something...
    You need to STFU. Mwahh! 💋

    Btw, did you hear, the nature thing is going to come up. We never even learned about this! Ncbis is so ****


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    I know wtf!!! i DON'T even have any notes for that.....IM GONNA FAIL. and apparently people are having their lit first..
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    (Original post by Jennienarwin)
    Wouldn't Eva Smith come up instead of Eric?Since she is one of the most important characters in the play.Noone's mentioned her or has she already come up?:/
    No she hasn't so she is a big possibility!
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    so is it me that noticed this---

    on the june 2012 foundation paper OMAM - curleys wife
    on the january 2013 paper higher OMAM - curleys wife

    January 2013 founation paper OMAM -slim
    so june 2013 may be slim????

    hmmm....

    ryan
    Curley's wife didn't come up on the January paper,Crooks did.Slim didn't come up on the foundation paper did he?:/
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    What is there to write about the natural world? Anyone have any notes to share with us please?
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    Do you always mention the effect on the reader and structure of characters in answers? Also, approximately how many points would you make for the part A and part B separately/ the 30 marker?? And would you need an introduction and conclusion for all the questions?


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    (Original post by msxo)
    I know wtf!!! i DON'T even have any notes for that.....IM GONNA FAIL. and apparently people are having their lit first..
    Same!!! I haven't done anything at all, I've been driving around, listening to music hahahah. I'm calling Kim later.
    What, really? Are you going to the biology tomorrow?
    Xo


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    What other themes question for an inspector calls would they ask?
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    Hi im doing OMAM and AIC does anyone have any revision materials for these such as what characters represent or the contrasts displayed by the writer?

    thanks
 
 
 
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