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    Hi i'm not the best at english and achieved a level 5 for both english language and literature in my mocks . I do Macbeth, Jekkyl and Hyde, Poetry and An Inspector Calls. I'm not sure how to answer some of the questions for example the Macbeth and Jekkly and Hyed 1b). questions talking about themes (not language). I want to know the ideal structure for this on how to tackle with this question as I'm hoping for 7s for english lit and english lan. Thanks
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    Hi i'm not the best at english and achieved a level 5 for both english language and literature in my mocks . I do Macbeth, Jekkyl and Hyde, Poetry and An Inspector Calls. I'm not sure how to answer some of the questions for example the Macbeth and Jekkly and Hyed 1b). questions talking about themes (not language). I want to know the ideal structure for this on how to tackle with this question as I'm hoping for 7s for english lit and english lan. Thanks
    The first thing to do before you even write the essay is make sure you learn a selection of quotes relating to a variety of themes in the text. Once you get the question and the extract, read through the extract and pick some relevant quotations from that. For the structure of the actual essay, start with a point that you have to make on the way the writer has presented a certain theme and then find a piece of evidence to back it up. If possible, choose a fairly decent sized quotation from the extract and then dissect this in detail to get top analysis marks. Then link the ideas from this quotation to somewhere else in the text and try to remember some kind of evidence from that part of the text. Analyse this in detail. Also, remember to include some kind of context on a few occasions throughout the essay.

    For the Inspector Calls questions, you don't get an extract (at least not with AQA) so you have to do everything from memory. For this, have a point to make, analyse a piece of evidence to back this up and if possible, find another piece of evidence to analyse as well, in a kind of "This is also seen when blah blah blah happens, as shown by "blah blah blah".

    I hope this makes some kind of sense and helps you out a bit
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    Also if in doubt:
    - Macbeth - Gender roles
    - Jekyll and Hyde - Good v. evil/Religion v. science
    - An Inspector Calls - capitalism v. socialism
    - Poems - Human Nature

    Also remember to look into context so you can say WHY the writer has used that specific metaphor. Remember Stevenson was an atheist and Priestly was a socialist. Another important thing is to build on your vocabulary to really prove you know what's what.
 
 
 
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