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    I talked about George and Lennie for all of it. Apparently you had to chose other characters than George and Lennie. Dd you? because I think ive just failed.
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    How did you guys find Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird? I felt like I waffled about Jack a little bit too much and ended up rushing my TKAM conclusion about Calpurnia a little. (the question was about attitudes to black people so I brought Cal up but didn't get a chance to bring in 1930s context.)

    That said I couldn't of asked for a better Part B question for Mockingbird! The whole book's about racism and given more time, I would of wrote even more events, and I already wrote 4 paragraphs!

    Shame Roger didn't come up for LOTF but I wrote lots of complicated points about Jack and he's a very fun character to pull apart IMO. A little annoyed because after the exam I realized I made a typo with caesura, I said cejura! (I was analyzing the use of the caesura in a Jack quote). I think my analysis will make up for it and I'm pretty sure that was my only typo. Somehow I typed disapprobation right in my essay, but not caesura. I have no clue.
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    I feel as though i didnt make enough points fgs
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    Just glad bloody Edna didn't come up in AIC lmao
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    I was fine with the woman in black question being about the how the supernatural elements are presented. Mice and men question was boring though, didn't feel like I wrote anything substantial or interesting like I did for my women in black question. For the mice and men question I just said generally about geogre and lennie's dream and how it's interesting that candy latched onto it.
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    Could have got a B, could have got an A* I have no idea.
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    I think that I managed my time quite well, I wrote about one and a half pages for each question so a total of 6 pages in total, how many pages did everyone else do?
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    (Original post by sophie_cxox)
    Just glad bloody Edna didn't come up in AIC lmao
    if she came up i wouldve literally ripped the paper xD
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    (Original post by FallenAngel161)
    I talked about George and Lennie for all of it. Apparently you had to choose other characters than George and Lennie. Dd you? because I think I've just failed.
    Hi ya, the question stated that you could either talk about one or more characters. As long as if you showed close language analysis that linked to the question, then you should be fine. As well as linking the extract, I also integrated quotes to represent how they linked to society, and how Steinbeck demonstrates this throughout the novella. Don't be concerned, you'll be fine. The grade boundaries will hopefully be generous.
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    I did Candy and Curley's Wife too! For Curley's Wife I also talked about the vote but I didn't know when it was so I just said "women already had the vote, however bllah blah ..they were inferior still"

    I said something like this for CW:
    She is the only character in the book that does not possess a name of her own but is referred to always as ‘Curley’s wife’, underlining that she has no status and therefore no rights of her own. To the other men, calling her "Curley's wife" might be a way of reminding themselves she belongs to Curley. It could be their warning sign to stay away and give her no attention because it could cause threat to their personal American dream.
    She is also presented wearing an “Ostrich feather” which, on the one hand, could infer she is purposefully drawing attention to her legs and wants the men to see her as a sex symbol. her shoes would have been extremely expensive in the times that Of mice and men was set; curley’s wife not only wears them on her feet but in the middle of the “dust bowl”. Women who performed on stage often wore exotic costumes and feathers so it could also hark back to her dream of performing. it was her dream to “be in the movies”. Steinbeck could also be symbolising her as being flightless and trapped with little choice within the boundaries of the ranch.

    Then I talked about "heavily made up" and domestic violence. Also how she is presented in death. (her potential shines through)

    For Candy I said something like:
    Candy is presented to show enthusiasm for George and Lennie’s American Dream. This can be evidence when Candy offers money within a day of knowing George and Lennie, which reflects his desperate desire to leave the ranch before he “gets the can”. “excitedly” “grinning with delight” child-like image provides a glimpse of the young boy that Candy once was. However, Curley’s Wife’s death destroyed Candy’s American dream. The pathetic fallacy of “darkening gradually” after Curley's Wife's death is suggestive of Candy’s slow, painful end - no hope. Candy’s persona “softly and hopelessly" - the adverbs create a sense of defeat mixed with helplessness. Despite him being opposed to what they're doing, he doesn't use the same violence as the rest of them. This juxtaposition highlights Candy's main weakness, as he lacks the aggression and brutality which ranch workers needed in order to fulfil their own goals/American Dreams.
    Please can someone tell me if this is alright? Thank you
    That's brilliant! Well done
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    (Original post by FallenAngel161)
    I talked about George and Lennie for all of it. Apparently you had to choose other characters than George and Lennie. Dd you? because I think I've just failed.

    Hi ya, the question stated that you could either talk about one or more characters. As long as if you showed close language analysis that linked to the question, then you should be fine. As well as linking the extract, I also integrated quotes to represent how they linked to society, and how Steinbeck demonstrates this throughout the novella. Don't be concerned, you'll be fine. The grade boundaries will hopefully be generous.
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    (Original post by s_ovo)
    Anyone do the Kindertransport section?
    How did it go?
    What question did you answer?
    I done the question about Past/Present and talked about the lucid conversation between Evelyn and Eva, the chipped glass and the last conversation between Helga and Evelyn (How the relationship is in comparison to the past)
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    (Original post by MeganMcAlister)
    That's brilliant! Well done
    Thanku I didn't write it this fluent in my exam, these were just my notes before. In the exam my essay was much more jumbled. And my handwriting was so so scruffy! Do you do AIC?
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    Did 6, almost 7 pages yeah.
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    For OMAM what did everyone say about the extract?
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    I barely had any time but I wrote this:

    In Chapter 4, when the three outcasts of the farm link to form a social utopia can one smell a strong whiff of socialism. They metaphorically represent the proletariat (spelling it wrong - SPaG mark -1), the downtrodden workers of society. Yet what Steinbeck was instigating here was the compatibility of such a theory to bring people together. However, we soon learn that the cynical crooks abondons this dream... blah blah *she calls him the n word" and then it talked about curley's wife and her failed dream
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    For OMAM what did everyone say about the extract?
    Lol I only done one long para on part a due to timing but I mentioned cyclical structure and how the dark setting (pathetic fallacy) helped to reflect the mood of George.
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    I type my exams and I got about 9 pages.
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    I found the exam really hard. I panicked for the Lord of the flies questions and ended up writing about good and evil. I wrote about the beast, their hope of rescue at the start and the hunting of the sow. Although my points were ok I just don't think I expanded them enough and went into detail. And weall Of Mice and Men could of gone better to say the least. As an A/A* student I am pretty annoyed with my performance but in onwards and upwards for poetry but now it's back to geography B revision.
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    (Original post by Adamtoo)
    Lol I only done one long para on part a due to timing but I mentioned cyclical structure and how the dark setting (pathetic fallacy) helped to reflect the mood of George.
    As long as it was in detail. That is an amazing point
 
 
 
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