English Literature HELP!Watch
My method for Of Mice and Men is to say a lot about a little; if you feel like you're going too far with analysis you're doing it right! One tip is to mostly ignore context on question a and focus on Steinbeck's meaning.
As far as structure goes, I'd say literally work your way through the given text and everytime you hit a new point you want to write about start there. USE DISCOURSE MARKERS IF YOU ARE EVER STUCK ON WHERE TO START- e.g first, second, this, because.
For section 2 focus on context and the meaning of phrases or even full scenes and their relevance and poignance.
I do Lord Of The Flies, but the same applies for An Inspector Calls, again A LOT ABOUT A LITTLE- YOU CAN MAKE ANY POINT IF YOU HAVE EVIDENCE FROM THE TEXT THAT SUPPORTS OR IMPLIES IT. I'd recommend learning a couple of key quotes for each character and some that sum up the idea of the text. (For LOTF it's "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart"). Again- overanalyse as the markers use a best fit model and you want to be up into band 5 and 6. Band 6 requires "Insightful exploratory response" so think creatively! I've once said that Ralph and Jack from LOTF are a couple, and that Lennie is autistic and it's exploratory! You need to wow an examiner- remember they have 100's of other papers about the same text to read!
Hope this helped!
It will be a huge plus for you, if you give a brief personality sketch of the author. There's no need to write the date of birth, a quantity of written books or an ordinary sentence such as ''he was a famous author'' (everybody knows that), because this information has no value. It is important to expand the innovatory aspects the author brought to the world of literature.
Then, define the theme of the given expert/text. Also, explain the stylistic role (stylistic devices), comment on the narrative method and think about the slant of the text (what effect is created).
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