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    So I'm taking English Lit for GCSE, and the three texts I'm studying are Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, and Blood Brothers. I'm fine with the extract questions on the exam, but I'm currently struggling with character/theme questions, particularly the latter, since we still haven't been told a set list of themes to make a quote bank for (which is what I've been doing for characters). Am I going about this wrong? And if not, can anyone help out by giving a concrete list of the themes for the texts, or at least some themes to look into?
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    Hi! I'm with the exact same exam board and I do the exact same books! Do you have the revision guides? Because 3 key themes are:

    Blood brothers: Social class

    Of Mice and Men: Discrimination

    Lord of the Flies: Democracy and Savagery

    If you want I can send you a list of themes in which I have for all three?
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    Yes please! I've got some of the themes (like the key ones you mentioned) but still not sure if I have all of them. Been doing past papers and some of the theme questions are crazy, which made me want to ask around here.
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    Okay so these are the ones I think:

    Blood Brothers:
    - Social Class
    - Friendship
    - Love
    - Superstition
    - Nature vs Nurture
    - Marylin Monroe
    - Historical context (Toxteth riots, Margret Thatcher, Taxes imposed on poorest)
    - Fate
    - Identity
    - Gender roles / Gender role formation due to social class

    Lord Of the flies:
    - Democracy vs Anarchism
    - Savagery
    - Law and Order
    - Religious symbolism (Simon => Jesus)
    - Power
    - Discrimination and intellectualism
    - Historical context (Cold war, WW2, USSR vs USA, democracy vs communism)
    - The beast
    - Good vs Evil

    Of Mice and Men:
    - Discrimination
    - Hierarchy
    - Natural selection and idea that the weakest will always be killed
    - Religious symbolism (Curleys wife snake of garden and eden genesis)
    - Historical context (great depression, 1930's discrimination, social injustice, black rights movement, feminist movement)
    - Friendship
    - Loneliness
    - Dreams


    I hope this helped! please dont hesitate to ask if you need help with the texts it would help me with my revision
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    (Original post by chrlhyms)
    Okay so these are the ones I think:

    Blood Brothers:
    - Social Class
    - Friendship
    - Love
    - Superstition
    - Nature vs Nurture
    - Marylin Monroe
    - Historical context (Toxteth riots, Margret Thatcher, Taxes imposed on poorest)
    - Fate
    - Identity
    - Gender roles / Gender role formation due to social class

    Lord Of the flies:
    - Democracy vs Anarchism
    - Savagery
    - Law and Order
    - Religious symbolism (Simon => Jesus)
    - Power
    - Discrimination and intellectualism
    - Historical context (Cold war, WW2, USSR vs USA, democracy vs communism)
    - The beast
    - Good vs Evil

    Of Mice and Men:
    - Discrimination
    - Hierarchy
    - Natural selection and idea that the weakest will always be killed
    - Religious symbolism (Curleys wife snake of garden and eden genesis)
    - Historical context (great depression, 1930's discrimination, social injustice, black rights movement, feminist movement)
    - Friendship
    - Loneliness
    - Dreams


    I hope this helped! please dont hesitate to ask if you need help with the texts it would help me with my revision
    Would they ask a question on religious symbolism alone?
 
 
 
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