AQA A2 English Lit coursework - Literary Canon Watch

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First time posting, so don't really know if i'm doing this right, but ok. I'm currently trying to figure out how to plan for my coursework question of the Literary Canon. The reason I need hep is because out of the three types of question we could do, I chose this as i didn't want to look at feminism/marxism, and we don't really have any time in class with it. Anyway, the question is:

“The subject matter of valued texts is usually considered to be serious, dealing with moral and philosophical topics of acknowledged importance.” How far do you agree that based on this principle, that Of Mice and Men deserves canonical status?

Any help on exactly how to go about answering it would be extremely helpful.

Thanks.
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Hi,
First time posting, so don't really know if i'm doing this right, but ok. I'm currently trying to figure out how to plan for my coursework question of the Literary Canon. The reason I need hep is because out of the three types of question we could do, I chose this as i didn't want to look at feminism/marxism, and we don't really have any time in class with it. Anyway, the question is:

“The subject matter of valued texts is usually considered to be serious, dealing with moral and philosophical topics of acknowledged importance.” How far do you agree that based on this principle, that Of Mice and Men deserves canonical status?

Any help on exactly how to go about answering it would be extremely helpful.

Thanks.
I'm doing this too! I'm doing my writing on feminism as I think it a tad easier but I think with your question you should outline the criteria for the canon and explain how of mice and men fits the criteria. For example
Steinbeck, white male middle class fits canon
Topic of American dream, meaningful fits the canon
Metaphors, juxtaposition, moral message etc fit the canon
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I'm doing this too! I'm doing my writing on feminism as I think it a tad easier but I think with your question you should outline the criteria for the canon and explain how of mice and men fits the criteria. For example
Steinbeck, white male middle class fits canon
Topic of American dream, meaningful fits the canon
Metaphors, juxtaposition, moral message etc fit the canon
Thank you so much! I just have to do a draft for tomorrow (she moved the deadline up by nearly a week, so it took me by surprise!).

And I was considering feminism, but like in AS, i struggled with finding critics to put into my work, and writing a sort-of magazine article seemed somewhat more appealing to me haha, but again, thank you!
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Thank you so much! I just have to do a draft for tomorrow (she moved the deadline up by nearly a week, so it took me by surprise!).

And I was considering feminism, but like in AS, i struggled with finding critics to put into my work, and writing a sort-of magazine article seemed somewhat more appealing to me haha, but again, thank you!
Your school definitely should have given you the critical anthology which has a whole bunch of critics that you can add!
Glad I could help, good luck with the draft!
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Hi,
First time posting, so don't really know if i'm doing this right, but ok. I'm currently trying to figure out how to plan for my coursework question of the Literary Canon. The reason I need hep is because out of the three types of question we could do, I chose this as i didn't want to look at feminism/marxism, and we don't really have any time in class with it. Anyway, the question is:

“The subject matter of valued texts is usually considered to be serious, dealing with moral and philosophical topics of acknowledged importance.” How far do you agree that based on this principle, that Of Mice and Men deserves canonical status?

Any help on exactly how to go about answering it would be extremely helpful.

Thanks.
Of Mice and Men... for A-level? Are you sure?.... Steinbeck's novels such as Winter of Our Discontent, Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden are so much more sophisticated!
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