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    I have a point about how Golding criticises Coral Island and its perfect living by writing LOTF. I was wondering if this is classified under context which isn't awarded marks?
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    (Original post by Himtiaz)
    I have a point about how Golding criticises Coral Island and its perfect living by writing LOTF. I was wondering if this is classified under context which isn't awarded marks?
    At A-level it would come into critical analysis but at GCSE I think it just shows strong insight into the text. Make a small point, just a brief mention and not a whole paragraph, as you could be docked marks for going off on a tangent but I don't see the harm of putting it in. Shows you know what you're talking about. Use it only if it is relevant to the question though - don't try and make the question fit your point.


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    At A-level it would come into critical analysis but at GCSE I think it just shows strong insight into the text. Make a small point, just a brief mention and not a whole paragraph, as you could be docked marks for going off on a tangent but I don't see the harm of putting it in. Shows you know what you're talking about. Use it only if it is relevant to the question though - don't try and make the question fit your point.


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    Thanks, just wondering what is critical analysis?
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    Thanks, just wondering what is critical analysis?
    In a-level literature essays one of the objectives in the exams is critical analysis. You have to remember quotes from critics about the novels, use valid alternative interpretations such as 'the quote can be seen as... But equally could be argued to be interpreted as...' You can use other texts or narratives, or models of thinking such as a feminist, Marxist or psychoanalytical interpretation. It's tricky but you learn the skills at A-level. Good luck in your exams!


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    In a-level literature essays one of the objectives in the exams is critical analysis. You have to remember quotes from critics about the novels, use valid alternative interpretations such as 'the quote can be seen as... But equally could be argued to be interpreted as...' You can use other texts or narratives, or models of thinking such as a feminist, Marxist or psychoanalytical interpretation. It's tricky but you learn the skills at A-level. Good luck in your exams!


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