Advanced Higher English Dissertation

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    I need to pick books on which I want to write my advanced English dissertation on, I have been toying with the idea of book relating to racism and discrimination where I can analyse the way in which the authors portray the problems that the characters face within society and themselves (identity). A few books that I have been recommended are "The colour Purple" by Alice Walker "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee. I'm not sure if these books or idea is complex enough does anyone have any thoughts as to if they are and if I can write a good dissertation on it. Any help would be very appreciated.

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    Hi, we got told that comparing poems did better last year marks wise and they are also better as it would be easier for teachers to track progress. Hope that helps.

    But, if you really want to do a book it's better to focus on one and back up with secondary sources as the word count is only 3k and you might struggle tighting it up because doing comparatives were better with the old AH english word count which was 4,000-5,000?

    Hey, I actually recently had to change my disseration from Lolita and Rebecca to The color purple and To Kill a mocking bird.
    I was a bit disappoited having to change my dissertation topic. I also had to chose two books that were easy to read and analyse in a short space
    of time (since first drafts are due). I think you could do a lot with The Color Purple and To Kill a Mocking bird; many different angles you could take. But I've always heard poetry is easier to write about, but that isnt an option where i study AH.

    For my dissertation I'm doing the theme of social class and it's affects on relationships, so I'm reading Jane Eyre, Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby. I wish I had done poems, but my teacher said it was very uncommon and barely ever done in my school so it wasn't recommended

    Your topic seems good though!! I am almost certain there's someone in my class doing racism, so I'll see if I can find out what books they've read
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