AQA Classical Civilisations 3C - Greek Tragedy

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I have been struggling to think up 5-8 themes that could be asked that apply to all the plays (Oedipus Tyrannous, Antigone, Medea and Hippolytus).
What do you think are the main themes we could be asked about?
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Have a look at the past papers and try doing essay plans/timed essays. That will give you a good idea of themes that come up pretty often. Some of the previous ones are: conflict between generations (young vs. old), use of myth, whether the main characters deserve what happens to them, women in all four plays, family theme, what makes a tragic hero?, role of the gods.

Some of the questions can be about the structure, too - use of only three characters plus the Chorus, use of dramatic irony, or how dramatically effective do you find the openings/endings of the plays? For these questions, think about what 'dramatically effective' could mean!

Hope this helps... feel free to PM me if you're still struggling!
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I'm honestly so nervous for this paper. It's my first A2 exam!
I'm having issues with the 40 mark essay question! Such a limited time frame to discuss all 4 plays.

In terms of other themes you could look at the portrayal of love too. I would make sure that you know some technical language as well to really impress the examiner (I.e hamartia, etc).

How are you revising the plays? I don't know whether I should learn key quotes? I'm really struggling with remembering the sequence of events in each play. Those pesky 5 markers 'explain the circumstances that have led up to this point in the drama' really do not sit well with me.
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