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    (Original post by MeganMcAlister)
    Yeah but you're given a passage for the first part of Section B so it makes it easier for you! The entire paper is worth 60 marks, Section A being worth 30 as well as Section B, so I imagine the marks for B are split if you have to write 2 essays (if that makes sense)
    part a and b for of mice and men is marked as a whole. you can do 2 pages for part a and 1 for the other, and still get the mark
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    (Original post by Pepsi Cola :))
    Actually I'm a bit worried about dreams! :/ If a question on dreams did come up, what points would you include? Thank you!
    Ok, sure I'll go through some of my points

    Candy: “grinning with delight” Candy offers money within a day of knowing George and Lennie, which reflects his desperate desire to leave the ranch before he “gets the can”. CW destroys dream "darkening gradually" << Pathetic fallacy is suggestive of slow, painful end

    Curley's Wife: “Ostrich feathers" harks back to her dream of performing on stage. It was her dream to be "in the movies". Her dream to be in the limelight is unrealistic "sunshine in the door was cut off" casts shadows on men's dreams/position.

    George/Lennie: "we got a future". They strive for a better life better than the ranch life. "Up toward the highway" Rising imagery,New start for george < new opportunity to obtain american dream.

    Haven't really got much time to type anything else but hope that was useful
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    I am hoping for dreams so so much for OMAM, who's with me??
    me too i really hope its dreams or loneliness
    was just going over key themes incase and for animal farm too
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    The conch may come up or any other symbol - I know in the last they have had clothing and the beast. Any relationship may come up to as they have had Piggy and Ralph before but maybe Simon for a character?
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    Could someone predict what is likely to come up from the lonely side of us Kinder Transport guys.Thanks
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    (Original post by Joseph72602)
    Okay thanks

    So what theme would relate to whit then? I literally know nothing about him only found out about him recently
    Don't worry about whit, I have no clue neither, he's a minor character
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    (Original post by Anygy)
    Oh ok, thank you so much that makes a lot more sense now
    part a and b for section B is marked as a whole out of 30 marks, so you can do 2 pages on one part and 1 on the other and still get the same mark, just make sure you cover enough for each.
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    if it was Carlson I would want to take his damn luger gun and use it myself
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    Ok, sure I'll go through some of my points

    Candy: “grinning with delight” Candy offers money within a day of knowing George and Lennie, which reflects his desperate desire to leave the ranch before he “gets the can”. CW destroys dream "darkening gradually" << Pathetic fallacy is suggestive of slow, painful end

    Curley's Wife: “Ostrich feathers" harks back to her dream of performing on stage. It was her dream to be "in the movies". Her dream to be in the limelight is unrealistic "sunshine in the door was cut off" casts shadows on men's dreams/position.

    George/Lennie: "we got a future". They strive for a better life better than the ranch life. "Up toward the highway" Rising imagery,New start for george < new opportunity to obtain american dream.

    Haven't really got much time to type anything else but hope that was useful
    Thank you this is really helpful! Good luck for tomorrow (I am completely stressing out :eek4:)!
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    (Original post by ScrewTheExams)
    They can always repeat, June 2014 had George and Lennie, and so did June 2013 (or close to it)
    Don't misunderstand, I never once stated that it's impossible for other characters to appear- I just simply stated what was likely to appear
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    if it was Carlson I would want to take his damn luger gun and use it myself
    Carlson is pretty easy though; he's like the other ranch workers - isolated and lonely, he doesn't understand friendship or relationships (like George and Lennie), which is why he is able to kill Candy's dog so easily as he doesn't understand it. It is at a time where the fittest survive.
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    (Original post by Pepsi Cola :))
    Thank you this is really helpful! Good luck for tomorrow (I am completely stressing out :eek4:)!
    No prob! Good luck to you too. I'm stressing too but I think you need the anxiety. With it, you have no enthusiasm or adrenaline so thank your nerves
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    guys remember that whatever comes up in part (a) has come up to assess your close analysis. you do not need a vast knowledge of the character in question in order to write about them to an A* level. obviously it helps but the extract should give you a good idea about the character. its part (b) you need this skill for, but thats easier because you can choose what and who you write about. best of luck to everyone.


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    (Original post by EriNatsume)
    Don't misunderstand, I never once stated that it's impossible for other characters to appear- I just simply stated what was likely to appear
    Lol you listed quite a few things, so one of them is probably going to appear.
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    (Original post by R1001)
    The conch may come up or any other symbol - I know in the last they have had clothing and the beast. Any relationship may come up to as they have had Piggy and Ralph before but maybe Simon for a character?
    Is there a possibility of sam and eric or roger and maurice if you know?
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    (Original post by ScrewTheExams)
    Carlson is pretty easy though; he's like the other ranch workers - isolated and lonely, he doesn't understand friendship or relationships (like George and Lennie), which is why he is able to kill Candy's dog so easily as he doesn't understand it. It is at a time where the fittest survive.
    But there's no perceptive points... he's so boring. I haven't learned my points for him either. Thanks for the survival of the fittest point
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    (Original post by Joseph72602)
    Is there a possibility of sam and eric or roger and maurice if you know?
    Roger is possible, I've not seen him in any past papers.
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    But there's no perceptive points... he's so boring. I haven't learned my points for him either. Thanks for the survival of the fittest point
    Well if he comes up then part (b) is probably going to be isolation or something related to the physically strongest surviving.

    Part (a) you just pick out quotes and write stuff about them.
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    [QUOTE=thatonepunkguy;65059249]Roger is possible, I've not seen him in any past papers.


    I agree
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    (Original post by thatonepunkguy)
    Roger is possible, I've not seen him in any past papers.
    Alright I'll do a bit more on him thank you
 
 
 
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