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    (Original post by Tea2345)
    Hey ! If the Putnams do come up tomorrow this would actually be quite a good question as you could fully explain the idea of how power was abused in Salem to achieve personal motives, and how the hysteria allowed people to finally avenge these vengeances and express hatred and bitterness because they are doing so under the disguise of supposed Christianity.

    I can analyse a few key quotes if you would like?

    Good luck tomorrow x
    Hey could you please analyse some quotes from them??? PLESSEEEE xxxxxxxxxxx


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    Guys I am doing of mice and men and an inspector call. I know this is really stupid as the test is tomorrow but can someone please help me on how to structure my answers


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    I've written these two quick paragraphs (on To Kill a Mockingbird) with the question 'a. How are the attitudes of the black community shown in relation to the white community in this extract?'. Could someone give me feedback? Thank you!

    In this extract, we can see Scout’s naivety coming through as she doesn’t understand the ‘tone’ in which Calpurnia uses when she is with the black community, claiming ‘in tones I had never heard her use’. From this we can understand that racism isn’t something that is naturally within children and when looking at the debate between natures versus nurture, it is easily understood that the racism within the society during the 1930s was heavily influenced by parenting. As Atticus is strong as a father figure, we can understand that his egalitarian ways would allow Scout to be more open-minded and not define people based on their race.

    Scout focuses on Calpurnia’s new way of speaking in a curious way, and this is because she would not have used that particular type of language when at the Finch’s home. As Cal is so welcomed within the household, she does what she can to fit in, hence why the way she speaks changes. The name ‘Calpurnia’ is a flower that takes two forms; that of a bud and a pod. This represents the double life that she leads and Lee choses to do this to show the readers that people do not have to be restricted to just one group of people. However, it could also suggest to us that the segregation between the two communities is still endemic, as Lula uses the words ‘they’ and ‘us’, which supports the separation of communities.

    (For reference, the extract was when they were outside Calpurnia's church and they were faced by Lula, Chapter 12)
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    (Original post by Jeeves CP)
    What crucible?
    The book??
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    (Original post by Tea2345)
    Haha your'e welcome, I feel like this is the best way for me to revise so I don't mind (I have a tendency to ramble so I'm sorry in advance lol)

    1) "I am one of nine sons; the Putnam seed have peopled this province. And yet I have but one child left of eight" I think this is perhaps the most useful quote in analysing (some of) the reasons for the Putnam's frequent accusations of others during the witch trials and is very cleverly used by Miller to explore the idea that perhaps the Devil's work is not supernatural, but instead motivated by greedy and self centred 'Christians' in Salem. The quote itself suggests that due to the Putnam's status and societal position, they expect everything to follow suit, and because it hasn't, the only thing they can think to do is blame others (namely Rebecca Nurse) as they will not accept responsibility themselves.

    2) "It was Putnam who signed the first complaint against Rebecca" [this quote is from the writer's notes which you are allowed to analyse!- obviously theres not much close lang analysis but...] It's hugely significant that the Putnam's feel like they have the authority to challenge Rebecca when her almost Godly status is considered. It suggests that the hysteria gave people more confidence to express what they had previously hidden and also completely messed up the social hierachy- Rebecca goes from being admired to resented and Abigail and the girls use religion as a weapon of manipulation and go right to the top of society to the point where "the voice of Heaven is speaking through" them and therefore they are completely respected as no one will dare to criticise the court in fear of being associated with the Devil.

    Hope this helps! I wrote some more stuff about Puritanism and Reputation earlier on in the thread (page 27 ish) if you are interested

    good luck !! xxx
    You're amazing, thank you so so much!! Good luck to you too x
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    Is anyone doing the short stories from the sunlight on the grass anthology??? Any predictions on what could come up would be really appreciated!!😊


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    (Original post by Hafsahkhan99)
    Hey could you please analyse some quotes from them??? PLESSEEEE xxxxxxxxxxx


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    I have haha !! just a bit further down xx
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    (Original post by munchjin)
    I'm studying Of Mice an Men and An Inspector Calls and for poetry I'm doing the relationships cluster.
    I heard that it is likely that To His Coy Mistress or In Paris With You or Sister Maude will come up for poetry.

    I really need predictions for OMAM and AIC. I'm not confident in all of English lit but the poetry is a little better than the novel and play and I got an A* in my coursework so it shouldn't be too bad.
    SIster Maude came up in June 2015, highly unlikely for this year. To His Coy Mistress never came up, so that's why it's predicted - and it's the last or second to last english exam for this specification, new exams for 2017 (not sure if AQA still do november resits, but they probably do - so they may save THCM for that, because I assume they will at least want to test people on it once).

    AQA informed everyone to learn the foundation poems last year half way through the year - not at the start (probably because they accidentally put a foundation poem on higher tier - and everyone predicted them (only 3 foundation poems)... and they did - Sister Maude), so that's why In Paris With You is predicted I assume.

    You can predict, they may come up, but I'd cover all poems (especially the ones that didn't come up for a while).
    But Manhunt also came up in June 2015, and it also came up in June 2013 or around there, so they can repeat.

    I watched MrBruff last year and got an A* in poetry, I recommend watching him.

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    Last year for Inspector Calls I predicted: Mr Birling, Inspector, Gerald, Sheila - and Mr Birling came up, so I guess you can predict the others, but revise all of them at least a bit and learn the quotes!
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    Is anyone doing the short stories from the sunlight on the grass anthology??? Any predictions on what could come up would be really appreciated!!😊


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    Looking at previous years the top 3 most likely are
    - Polish Teacher's Tie
    - 100% Perfect Girl
    - Something Old, Something New
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    That is a very well structured answer. I am also doing To Kill a Mockingbird but i have no idea what im suppose to focus on and learn. Help!

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    I would pick out specific words, find their word class and find 2 or more interpretation of why the word has bene used and what they could show and why Lee wants the reader to read it in this way. Try to avoid saying 'words; instead, say "the pronouns 'they' and 'us' "


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    I've written these two quick paragraphs (on To Kill a Mockingbird) with the question 'a. How are the attitudes of the black community shown in relation to the white community in this extract?'. Could someone give me feedback? Thank you!

    In this extract, we can see Scout’s naivety coming through as she doesn’t understand the ‘tone’ in which Calpurnia uses when she is with the black community, claiming ‘in tones I had never heard her use’. From this we can understand that racism isn’t something that is naturally within children and when looking at the debate between natures versus nurture, it is easily understood that the racism within the society during the 1930s was heavily influenced by parenting. As Atticus is strong as a father figure, we can understand that his egalitarian ways would allow Scout to be more open-minded and not define people based on their race.

    Scout focuses on Calpurnia’s new way of speaking in a curious way, and this is because she would not have used that particular type of language when at the Finch’s home. As Cal is so welcomed within the household, she does what she can to fit in, hence why the way she speaks changes. The name ‘Calpurnia’ is a flower that takes two forms; that of a bud and a pod. This represents the double life that she leads and Lee choses to do this to show the readers that people do not have to be restricted to just one group of people. However, it could also suggest to us that the segregation between the two communities is still endemic, as Lula uses the words ‘they’ and ‘us’, which supports the separation of communities.

    (For reference, the extract was when they were outside Calpurnia's church and they were faced by Lula, Chapter 12)
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    I would pick out specific words, find their word class and find 2 or more interpretation of why the word has bene used and what they could show and why Lee wants the reader to read it in this way. Try to avoid saying 'words; instead, say "the pronouns 'they' and 'us' "
    Okay, this is really helpful. Thank you!
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    Predictions for aqa Of mice and men and inspector calls tomorrow? Thanks


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    (Original post by georgiaunlit)
    I've written these two quick paragraphs (on To Kill a Mockingbird) with the question 'a. How are the attitudes of the black community shown in relation to the white community in this extract?'. Could someone give me feedback? Thank you!

    In this extract, we can see Scout’s naivety coming through as she doesn’t understand the ‘tone’ in which Calpurnia uses when she is with the black community, claiming ‘in tones I had never heard her use’. From this we can understand that racism isn’t something that is naturally within children and when looking at the debate between natures versus nurture, it is easily understood that the racism within the society during the 1930s was heavily influenced by parenting. As Atticus is strong as a father figure, we can understand that his egalitarian ways would allow Scout to be more open-minded and not define people based on their race.

    Scout focuses on Calpurnia’s new way of speaking in a curious way, and this is because she would not have used that particular type of language when at the Finch’s home. As Cal is so welcomed within the household, she does what she can to fit in, hence why the way she speaks changes. The name ‘Calpurnia’ is a flower that takes two forms; that of a bud and a pod. This represents the double life that she leads and Lee choses to do this to show the readers that people do not have to be restricted to just one group of people. However, it could also suggest to us that the segregation between the two communities is still endemic, as Lula uses the words ‘they’ and ‘us’, which supports the separation of communities.

    (For reference, the extract was when they were outside Calpurnia's church and they were faced by Lula, Chapter 12)
    I didn't do this novel, but I probably got 30/30 marks in An Inspector calls last year, June 2015, and I embedded a lot of quotes, used very short quotes and explained them - effect on the reader, and I also got alternative interpretations of the quotes / whatever you're speaking about, so 2 different meanings of the same quotes that can be interpreted by the reader, and I also had a separate paragraph for language analysis like you.

    The alternative interpretations were also very important in poetry, in which I got an A*.

    I watched some videos of Mr Bruff the day / 2 days before the exam (pretty much all that I revised for English Lit), which helped a lot - so I recommend using him for poetry and Of Mice and Men if you do it to see his A* analysis of characters and the play/novel, and also how to structure an A* answer - can help even if you do a different novel.
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    Predictions for aqa Of mice and men and inspector calls tomorrow? Thanks


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    I did the exam last year in June and I predicted Mr Birling, Sheila, Inspector and Gerald for An Inspector Calls - and Mr Birling came up. So I guess you can predict the other 3, but do revise all of them at least a bit and learn the quotes.

    Watch Mr Bruff as he really helped me - how to structure an A* answer, and his analysis on characters and the play/novel in general.

    I also used very short quotes, embedded a lot of quotes, explained them - effect on the reader, and also I wrote about the alternative interpretations (2 different meanings / interpretations of the same quote). I also had a paragraph analysing the language used.
    And also, my analysis was pretty long for each quote, like 10 line paragraphs.
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    Some predicted questions here done by my school. For AIC and OMAM. The OMAM one is quite picky but my teachers reckon that as it is the last year, the question could be about theme rather than character. Other OMAM predictions include nature and Curley.
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    (Original post by ThatDoesntTickle)
    Looking at previous years the top 3 most likely are
    - Polish Teacher's Tie
    - 100% Perfect Girl
    - Something Old, Something New
    if something old something new comes up i am literally going to do the other question i hate it that much.
    thank you very much
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    (Original post by erosesme)
    if something old something new comes up i am literally going to do the other question i hate it that much.
    thank you very much
    Can someone tell me what's the message from 100% perfect girl because I legit don't get it
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    Hey does anyone know how much you are supposed to write for section A and section B? Everything I've seen says you write as much for section B (parts a and b separately) as you do for section A but I don't understand how that's possible when you only have half the time of section A???? Can someone please clear this up for me... And any essay structures would be appreciated as well :/


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    Guys I am doing of mice and men and an inspector call. I know this is really stupid as the test is tomorrow but can someone please help me on how to structure my answers


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    Section A Inspector calls
    3 x PEELS
    You could do an intro and conclusion

    Section B OMAM
    a) 3 x PEELS
    b) 3 x PEELSC

    They stand for:
    P - Point
    E - Evidence
    E - explanation
    L - Language
    S - structure
    C - context
 
 
 
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