AS AQA English Lit -Aspects of Tragedy -26 th May 2016

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Hi, I just wanted to start this discussion for any one who is studying aspects of tragedy. I am studying Tess of the D'Urbervilles and poetry.Any revision ideas for Tess?
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(Original post by Bernice_1)
Hi, I just wanted to start this discussion for any one who is studying aspects of tragedy. I am studying Tess of the D'Urbervilles and poetry.Any revision ideas for Tess?
I'm studying Tess too. Today I've been reading over some analysis on Schmoop (http://www.shmoop.com/tess-of-the-durbervilles/) and I've been gathering some key quotes together.
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Yeah I ve been looking up quotes according to different themes
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I'm studying Tess too. Today I've been reading over some analysis on Schmoop (http://www.shmoop.com/tess-of-the-durbervilles/) and I've been gathering some key quotes together.
do you know how you would structure the Tess of the D'urbevilles question ?
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Topic sentence- connect to focus of question
Contextualise the aspect of text
Short embedded quotes -evidence
Explore the evidence
Link back to original point
Explore how tragedy is evident in this aspect of the text
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Topic sentence- connect to focus of question
Contextualise the aspect of text
Short embedded quotes -evidence
Explore the evidence
Link back to original point
Explore how tragedy is evident in this aspect of the text
Thankyou so much!
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Hi guys! how did you find the paper, & what were questions again? I'm trying to remember them, but it's vague
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Hi guys! how did you find the paper, & what were questions again? I'm trying to remember them, but it's vague
I thought it was quite good. Question for Tess was something like 'explore the view that Tess is primarily the victim of her poverty' and the one for the tragedy anthology for poetry was 'explore the view that poets writing in the tragic tradition always present the world as uncaring and indifferent to human tragedy'
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I thought it was quite good. Question for Tess was something like 'explore the view that Tess is primarily the victim of her poverty' and the one for the tragedy anthology for poetry was 'explore the view that poets writing in the tragic tradition always present the world as uncaring and indifferent to human tragedy'
I thought the Tess question was horrible
what were your points?

did you do Thomas Hardy poems?
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I thought the Tess question was horrible
what were your points?

did you do Thomas Hardy poems?
I talked about how her poverty was the driving force for 'claiming kin', that Alec used her financial dependence on him o take advantage of her and that Angel uses it to insult her and distance himself from her after the confessions, as he calls her an 'unapprehending peasant woman'

Other factors - I included how society labelled her as a 'fallen woman' which lead to her being shunned, I discussed patriarchy and the element of fate - 'it was to be' and the 'President of the Immortals' had 'ended his sport' with Tess

And no, I studied the anthology for poetry
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I thought the question wa good but at that moment in the exam I was so lost it just seemed harder than it was🙁
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