I'm doing it too! I've had nothing but Faustus to revise for the last week. Can't wait till its over cause its my last exam!
Does anyone know if we have to include critics, like for the poetry?!?
baa123~ I'm hoping for the extract to be a poem because it is less to read in the stress of it all.
I'm glad it is in the afternoon, out of all my exams it is the only afternoon session where I haven't had one in the morning!!
Is this everyone's last exam? It's mine so less than 48 hours to go until freedom! mwahaha
There are the A and B questions (choice between the two) which are related only to Faustus and are mostly about contextual influences, and then there is the c) question which is an extract from another work with a comparison question.
For example, in the 2005 paper part a) asks if it is a tragedy or a morality play, part c) is an Emily Dickinson poem with a comparison question about attitudes to death.
I've got a few, fortunatley my teacher did give us these questions..
a) Explore Marlowe's presentation of master-servant relationships in Dr Faustus.
b)To what extent is comedy an effective element in Dr Faustus? In your answer you should consider the tastes and expectations of Marlowe's contempory audience.
a)Do you agree that it is impossible to appreciate Dr Faustus without a thorough knowledge of the religious beliefs that underpin it?
b)How successfully does Marlowe's presentation of Faustus reflect the attitudes and beliefs of the Elizabethan age?
a)"To an Elizabethan audience, we can be sure that Faustus' rebellion would have been exhilarating and terrifying in almost equal measure"
Explore this statement, drawing upon your understanding of the relevant literary, cultural and religious values of Marlowe's day.
b)Tragedy or morality play? Through a close consideration of the relevant literary, cultural and religious contexts of Marlowe's day, examine the case for placing Doctor Faustus in one or other of these categories.
a)How far do you feel that Marlowe, in his presentation of Dr Faustus, has captured the spirit and ideals of the Renaissance?
b)Investigate Marlowe's exploration of power and control in this play in the context of Elizabethan beliefs and values.
OK.. that should do it..
Summed up they're mostly about similar things. There's only so much they can ask and if you're certain you know enough about all that contextual blah you should be fine. If they pull a really random horrible one out of the bag there's always the second option to fall back on.
Really not looking forward to this tomorrow. My teachers reckon the comparison question is gonna be prose so I hope they're right! If it is poetry I hope its not too hard! My last exam tho which is something to be happy about! I think I've done all I can but anyone got any last minute tips?
Good luck tomorrow everyone.
Woooah - the master-servant thing is something I only know from the notes that I got from here. Hurrah - it appears that we were only given two of these questions in a mock. This is quite irritating to be fair :P I'm gutted that the Renaissance ideals one came up last year, I would have loved to do that one.