A2 English Literature comparative coursework

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I've just started y13 (technically I'm in y12 but exams are done so we've started y13 work) and I need to think about what I want to do for my comparative coursework

I'm considering We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Wasp Factory, but as I'm not a huge fan of the former, I'd like to find an alternative, so does anyone know of any other books with childhood killers/psychopaths?

I'm also a fan of 1984 and Brave New World so I'm also considering comparing them, what would I compare about them?

What other possible comparisons would you suggest?


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(Original post by OhhNo)
I've just started y13 (technically I'm in y12 but exams are done so we've started y13 work) and I need to think about what I want to do for my comparative coursework

I'm considering We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Wasp Factory, but as I'm not a huge fan of the former, I'd like to find an alternative, so does anyone know of any other books with childhood killers/psychopaths?

I'm also a fan of 1984 and Brave New World so I'm also considering comparing them, what would I compare about them?

What other possible comparisons would you suggest?


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There's a HUGE amount of stuff that you can compare between 1984 and Brave New World, as they're both about dystopian futures from different perspectives. 1984 is the dystopian future of communism/totalitarianism, Brave New World is the dystopian future of capitalism/hedonism. This cartoon is a really good starting point: http://www.highexistence.com/amusing...ley-vs-orwell/
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To compare The Wasp Factory, and that is similar to We Need to Talk About Kevin is "Defending Jacob" it's about a child who kills his classmates or something like that.
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1984 and Brave New World are excellent to compare! I did my coursework on them this year, got 100% :P i compared the use of language as a tool of power in the two texts, looked at the ways that the characters use slogans and manipulation of language to dominate the lower classes but also the omission of history through refining language and the restriction of language to control the knowledge of the people, they're really good to compare and they're historically contrasted to one another so there are lots of resources to help you online. They even reference each other in the introductions of the editions which I used!
Good luck! )
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