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    New here could anyone help me with a Friendship question, a theme one. From an Edexcel paper.

    Also could anyone help with how to structure my answer for any theme question. I feel comfortable with Language and Character questions however the theme ones are quite difficult. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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    (Original post by Abshir M)
    New here could anyone help me with a Friendship question, a theme one. From an Edexcel paper.

    Also could anyone help with how to structure my answer for any theme question. I feel comfortable with Language and Character questions however the theme ones are quite difficult. Any assistance would be appreciated.
    Themes sound harder but are actually way easier to answer in an answer - because theme covers everything, the characters, the language, it gives you a broader range of points to talk about,

    We were taught to make three points and develop them, for friendship I would say:
    1) George and Lennie
    2) Candy and his dog
    3) Slim and the ranch workers

    For George and Lennie you can talk about animal imagery, how Lennie is described to be like a loyal dog by George's side which demonstrates their companionship and the admiration Lennie holds for George. Steinbeck includes this because he wants to shed some optimism on the idea that 1930's America, when the novel was set, was a time of The Great Depression where a companionship like theirs was rare. Furthermore, the audience is made to feel warmed by their friendship which is purposefully done by Steinbeck as he wants the audience to comprehend that you can always make light from a situation.

    And so on for the rest
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    (Original post by caitlinford3)
    Themes sound harder but are actually way easier to answer in an answer - because theme covers everything, the characters, the language, it gives you a broader range of points to talk about,

    We were taught to make three points and develop them, for friendship I would say:
    1) George and Lennie
    2) Candy and his dog
    3) Slim and the ranch workers

    For George and Lennie you can talk about animal imagery, how Lennie is described to be like a loyal dog by George's side which demonstrates their companionship and the admiration Lennie holds for George. Steinbeck includes this because he wants to shed some optimism on the idea that 1930's America, when the novel was set, was a time of The Great Depression where a companionship like theirs was rare. Furthermore, the audience is made to feel warmed by their friendship which is purposefully done by Steinbeck as he wants the audience to comprehend that you can always make light from a situation.

    And so on for the rest
    Thank you very much
 
 
 
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