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    what about correspondingly? Identically? Equivalently?

    Hope they are of some use. x
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    What attitudes and values are present in text 4? is anyone doin that text?
    Also in text 2?

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    Was just told about this site today by a friend- finding it really useful so thanks for everyones help - and good luck for tues!!!
    baby - ive looked into the socialist att-vals of renton in t4 his derogatory tone towards the upper class showing his political values etc dont think the att-val's are too strongly expressed as his audience are presumably socialist to be reading that magazine so he doesnt need to persuade...

    Does anyone have any insight into Steinbeck's sudden use of dialect towards the end of text 7? is the opening an internal narrative moving onto vocalisation - im confused with the lack of speech marks or any indication of change of character
    thanks x
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    Some ideas for possible approaches while I'm on here.

    Critical Approaches

    Pragmatic Anaylsis: examination of the social factors which affect speech and conversation

    Contextual Anaylsis: Examination of the context in which a text was produced. This includes historical, social, personal factors regarding a writers situation and the expectations of an audience.

    Fictional/non-fiction: Does it seems to be fictional or non-fictional? What elements does it have of either one? Does it have a narrative? To what extent does it use the imagination of the reader? How does it give information about the reader?

    Language, Style and Grammar: Is the language a particular type or are there lots of words from a particular area? What kind of sentences are there? What punctuation is used and why? Does it have figurative and metaphorical language? What features of sound are there? How important is this to the type of text? For example, spoken texts are likely to make use of sound more.

    I hope this helps with both question one, and in particular with question 2
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    (Original post by mjones)
    Was just told about this site today by a friend- finding it really useful so thanks for everyones help - and good luck for tues!!!
    baby - ive looked into the socialist att-vals of renton in t4 his derogatory tone towards the upper class showing his political values etc dont think the att-val's are too strongly expressed as his audience are presumably socialist to be reading that magazine so he doesnt need to persuade...

    Does anyone have any insight into Steinbeck's sudden use of dialect towards the end of text 7? is the opening an internal narrative moving onto vocalisation - im confused with the lack of speech marks or any indication of change of character
    thanks x
    Hi thanks for the help
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    Just had a thought on text 6, most people seem to be saying it's showing the destination as the most important part. I would agree for the slaves it was, but for Anthony Cohen who is tryin to see what it was like for the slaves, shurely the journey is the most importnt prt....wot do ppl think? I think if i analyse it i may comment on both aspcts
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    (Original post by lucy2306)
    Just had a thought on text 6, most people seem to be saying it's showing the destination as the most important part. I would agree for the slaves it was, but for Anthony Cohen who is tryin to see what it was like for the slaves, shurely the journey is the most importnt prt....wot do ppl think? I think if i analyse it i may comment on both aspcts
    aye, thats extremely important.
    its almost two pieces. We must look at the slaves journey, but also what this means to the journalist and/or A.C .

    Also remember, the person writing for the smithsonian magazine is writing about Anthony Cohen.


    He is going on a journey to get into the psychee [sp] of the escaped slaves, raise awareness of their plight etc.


    ALSO:
    do we refer to the theorists as a compliment to the methods used in our commentary?
    or is it for an analysis of texts? <--this one, right?

    both?
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    i think you write about certain theorists when analysing the texts in question one and then just say what approaches you applied during this analysis in question two.

    dreading this exam!!!!
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    good morning everyone
    I'm sure we're all getting a little bit nervous but I think it's really important that we don't start stressing about things we've read on here that we may not understand/see in our own interpretation.
    As long as you support your own analysis with relevent quotes/contextual info whilst meeting the questions requirements then you're doing fine. The examiners don't have a 'correct' answer in front of them; thats why english is so enjoyable, you can think what you like, as long as you can find evidence to support it.

    Now i can start getting stressed about my psychology exam on wednesday

    good luck everybody! You have helped a lot xx
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    With the theorists, are they all totally dedicated to language?
    Or can we use them for literary texts as well.
    e.g [very bad example but ye..]
    "In text 2, we see examples of levinson's negative politeness theory. The author states 'Aborigines have never been aimless wanderers, they have always followed well-defined paths across their land' which shows how the author makes sure he does not offend anyone by implying that they would think this."

    bad example, but is this feasible in the exam?
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    Hey people just realised I have no idea what the attitudes and values conveyed in text are? Can anyone help with this. Im working with the idea of extensialism and approaching the text using hisotrical/bio due toe the reflection of 20th century man in the extract but not sure of any a/vs portrayed? Please help!
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    (Original post by hana22)
    Hey people just realised I have no idea what the attitudes and values conveyed in text are? Can anyone help with this. Im working with the idea of extensialism and approaching the text using hisotrical/bio due toe the reflection of 20th century man in the extract but not sure of any a/vs portrayed? Please help!
    you missed out the text number =P
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    could it be text 1, (existensialism?)

    quoting myself from an earlier post..
    about text 1, make sure to highlight the irony of the upper class well educated target audience, in contrast to the apparent status of the characters and focus. i feel that beckett was focusing on existance and the way huanity spend there life searching for a source of hope, believing that is the stronger path, when in fact the most secure existance would be to choose(does choice exist? how about decide) to end the ongoing struggle. in other words the sucicide is the wise choice, in that to accept the finality of life will bring the peace that the journey promises(perhaps falsely?) this is shown in the extract with the suicide suggestion being overthrown by the need to find godot, which never happens!. theres some A & V for you
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    Hello everyone. I was researching the texts (with some difficulty) yesterday, and this website came up. I've had a really good read of what everyone has said about the texts and i'm really greatful that there are people in the world who will help eachother like this. Thank you everyone who has posted on this thread, you have all helped eachother and me loads and i wish you all the best of luck with the exams tomorrow *big hugs to you all*
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    in text1, what does 'didi' mean?
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    (Original post by DJAW)
    you missed out the text number =P
    Sorry people Text 1! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by DJAW)
    in text1, what does 'didi' mean?
    its Vladimir, Estragon is also known as Gogo...not quite sure why ????
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    (Original post by x clare x)
    it seems like in text seven the author is trying to take the reader on the journery for instance when he says ' and now the high mountains'. again trying to gain the readers empathy. the line 'oh my god its over' shows how physically draining the journey must have been. do you agree?

    oo i :suith: text 7!!!! i agree...the onapatopia and imagery used allows the audience to sense the length and struggle of the journey (unlike text 3 which is written in third person which distances reader from emotion).

    I thought the third paragraph of text seven allows the reader to experience the rhythm of the journey, (as if your on a train and going through all the stations). Throughout the text contrasts appear...for example the "desert" witht he "rich California valleys" and the "bright and terrible dessert". Also found that the road is described with words usually associated with a river, "waving gently", "twisting" and "tributary". This makes the man made road appear more organic and natural. The author also speaks of the scorching sun in the fourth paragraph which emphasises the struggle. Remember travelling along route 66 there will be times when you are hundreds of miles away from anyone so travelling this road is daunting. As the text progresses you sense the characters become more uneasy and anxious.
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    (Original post by DJAW)


    ALSO:
    do we refer to the theorists as a compliment to the methods used in our commentary?
    or is it for an analysis of texts? <--this one, right?

    both?
    Just thought I'd put this in, I've been told we don't say what theories we have used in question 1 because this is meant to be your own analysis of the texts.
    You use theories in question 2 to back up how you came up with your argument, for example if you say in question 1
    "I beleive the author is biased towards women in this text..."
    You would then say in question 2:
    "I applied feminist theory to the texts and as a result found a link between text (#) and text (#) as they are both biased towards women."
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    (Original post by DJAW)
    Hmm, I think advert is a bad word.
    Its the publisher's synopsis [taken from the title] from a website [www.pallasathene.co.uk ..bad website, couldn't navigate to details on books] trying to sell the book [copyright info. back page].
    I think, as the author was the publisher, and we must assume the website did not alter the text, we must take the publisher's attitudes and values as the attitudes and values for the author/piece.

    P.s are there many guys doing this course?
    there are only 6/19 in our year...and most of the people posting in here seem to be girls.
    or is it an english thing in general?
    There are only 3 guys in our group, and maybe about 10-12 girls.

    I'm afraid I disagree on this one however - the author is not the publisher so to speak - advert or synopsis it is important to be careful not to start imagining A&V for the book itself instead of the synopsis, which is encouraging people to either buy the book themselves or stock it to sell on.
 
 
 

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