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    For my English Lit A- Level coursework, we have to choose two texts centered around a theme, from which we formulate a question that we then answer in essay format about both texts. My decided theme is 'Gender within science fiction' and I have chosen my first text- The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood- but I am having trouble with the second one.

    The three I am considering are 'Brave New World', 'The Female Man', and 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. As 'The Heart Goes Last' is a relatively recent book, there are no pre-existing resources for me to use, so I really want my second text to be one that does have available work for me to look at, but I can't decide between those three.

    Can anyone help me out? Has anyone studied these texts in school or anything? I have read them all, but I'm worried that 'Brave New World' isn't enough centered on Gender, while the other two are too much focused on my topic, and look like I am taking an easy option! Any other text suggestions are welcome too

    Thanks!!!!!
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    (Original post by Marcelly123)
    For my English Lit A- Level coursework, we have to choose two texts centered around a theme, from which we formulate a question that we then answer in essay format about both texts. My decided theme is 'Gender within science fiction' and I have chosen my first text- The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood- but I am having trouble with the second one.

    The three I am considering are 'Brave New World', 'The Female Man', and 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. As 'The Heart Goes Last' is a relatively recent book, there are no pre-existing resources for me to use, so I really want my second text to be one that does have available work for me to look at, but I can't decide between those three.

    Can anyone help me out? Has anyone studied these texts in school or anything? I have read them all, but I'm worried that 'Brave New World' isn't enough centered on Gender, while the other two are too much focused on my topic, and look like I am taking an easy option! Any other text suggestions are welcome too

    Thanks!!!!!
    I think the Left Hand of Darkness would be a great one to look at gender through I'm halfway through reading it myself, but the idea of a genderless society is a really interesting one, and easy to explore in a science fiction setting.
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    (Original post by Marcelly123)
    For my English Lit A- Level coursework, we have to choose two texts centered around a theme, from which we formulate a question that we then answer in essay format about both texts. My decided theme is 'Gender within science fiction' and I have chosen my first text- The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood- but I am having trouble with the second one.

    The three I am considering are 'Brave New World', 'The Female Man', and 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. As 'The Heart Goes Last' is a relatively recent book, there are no pre-existing resources for me to use, so I really want my second text to be one that does have available work for me to look at, but I can't decide between those three.

    Can anyone help me out? Has anyone studied these texts in school or anything? I have read them all, but I'm worried that 'Brave New World' isn't enough centered on Gender, while the other two are too much focused on my topic, and look like I am taking an easy option! Any other text suggestions are welcome too

    Thanks!!!!!
    What kind of notes or planning and themes have you found in Heart so far?
 
 
 
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