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    I honestly cant find any aspects of this play that I could write an essay on, its so confusing! Anyone know what may come up this year and what the key themes/messages behind this novel are?
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    The main themes are Friendship, Death, Responsibility, Bullying and Leadership. When writing essays on DNA you mostly have to talk about how the characters change throughout the play and support this with quotations. You will also get questions about the role each character plays in the play. e.g. Leah is like the outspoken conscience of Phil. She says everything so he doesn't have to.
    The key idea that you need to slot into every essay is the fact that it is structured as a cyclical narrative, so all of the scenes go round in order. This basically suggests that there is always a new tragedy and the whole thing is inevitable. The cycle only ends when Leah leaves, which would imply that it is her that is holding the whole thing together, then you go into that deeper with quotations etc. Also that it states that the characters can be any gender and name and the generic settings (field, street, woods) which shows that this kind of thing can happen to anyone, anywhere.
    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Segsation)
    The main themes are Friendship, Death, Responsibility, Bullying and Leadership. When writing essays on DNA you mostly have to talk about how the characters change throughout the play and support this with quotations. You will also get questions about the role each character plays in the play. e.g. Leah is like the outspoken conscience of Phil. She says everything so he doesn't have to.
    The key idea that you need to slot into every essay is the fact that it is structured as a cyclical narrative, so all of the scenes go round in order. This basically suggests that there is always a new tragedy and the whole thing is inevitable. The cycle only ends when Leah leaves, which would imply that it is her that is holding the whole thing together, then you go into that deeper with quotations etc. Also that it states that the characters can be any gender and name and the generic settings (field, street, woods) which shows that this kind of thing can happen to anyone, anywhere.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks a lot this helped loads
 
 
 
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