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    Hello! Does anyone study English Literature A , Love Through the Ages and wants to share any quotes or historical period research with me? Also reccommend any 'must reads' Thankyou it is Much appreciated x
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    Hello, I am studying this exact course! So far in class we've looked at Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, The Taming of the Shrew and A Doll's House. I've also studied Wuthering Heights, Gone with the Wind, The Great Gatsby, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and various poetry. How about you?
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    I'm doing English at uni now, but I did this course!
    Best thing you can do is go into your library and find some poetry anthologies on the theme of love (there's loads). They'll either go in chronological order or on theme. Both are good for wider reading purposes. Don't be afraid to reference books or quotes you've learnt about in other subjects or that you've read before for fun. Why not try a Mills and Boon novel? Talk about the overly romantic/erotic imagery in relation to the form and audience, will be big points I think.
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    (Original post by lilacwanda28)
    I'm doing English at uni now, but I did this course!
    Best thing you can do is go into your library and find some poetry anthologies on the theme of love (there's loads). They'll either go in chronological order or on theme. Both are good for wider reading purposes. Don't be afraid to reference books or quotes you've learnt about in other subjects or that you've read before for fun. Why not try a Mills and Boon novel? Talk about the overly romantic/erotic imagery in relation to the form and audience, will be big points I think.
    This is very helpful, thank you! Were there any particular poems or books that you felt explored more than one angle of love?
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    (Original post by annieoc04)
    This is very helpful, thank you! Were there any particular poems or books that you felt explored more than one angle of love?
    No problem! Glad I could help!
    Certain plays by Shakespeare like Merchant of Venice. You have forbidden love, father/daughter love (and lack of), possible gay love, forced love.
    Mina Loy's poem The Effectual Marriage on marital love and Larkin's Whitsun Weddings on lack of love or looking at love as an outsider and Deception as rape/sexual love. I would suggest Talking in Bed but that came up in my exam!
    Picture of Dorian Grey for self-love/vanity.
    Handmaid's Tale for forced love. Anything by Margaret Atwood is good actually, Blind Assassin is long, but good for sibling love/sex/forbidden love/forced marriages and the same for Penelopiad which is based off the Greek myth.
    That's all I can think of off the top of my head (I'm trying to picture my bookshelf!)
    I'll post back here if I can remember anymore!
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    (Original post by lilacwanda28)
    No problem! Glad I could help!
    Certain plays by Shakespeare like Merchant of Venice. You have forbidden love, father/daughter love (and lack of), possible gay love, forced love.
    Mina Loy's poem The Effectual Marriage on marital love and Larkin's Whitsun Weddings on lack of love or looking at love as an outsider and Deception as rape/sexual love. I would suggest Talking in Bed but that came up in my exam!
    Picture of Dorian Grey for self-love/vanity.
    Handmaid's Tale for forced love. Anything by Margaret Atwood is good actually, Blind Assassin is long, but good for sibling love/sex/forbidden love/forced marriages and the same for Penelopiad which is based off the Greek myth.
    That's all I can think of off the top of my head (I'm trying to picture my bookshelf!)
    I'll post back here if I can remember anymore!
    Thanks for the help! I've read a lot of what you've posted, I'm currently reading A Streetcar Name Desire, The Scarlett Letter and Blackbird. I'm also trying fo tackle some Chaucer! x
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    (Original post by Megmatthewsx)
    Thanks for the help! I've read a lot of what you've posted, I'm currently reading A Streetcar Name Desire, The Scarlett Letter and Blackbird. I'm also trying fo tackle some Chaucer! x
    nice! Streetcar is good, and so is Chaucer. Miller's Tale?
 
 
 
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