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Does anyone have any predictions for the Romeo and Juliet question?
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well deffo nothing on lord capulet cos that was the mock question so that probs rules out anything about family relations and as its the first year i reckon aqa will be nice and have a relatively easy straightforward question about maybe love or fate
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(Original post by rebeccahurstt;[url="tel:71541380")
71541380[/url]]well deffo nothing on lord capulet cos that was the mock question so that probs rules out anything about family relations and as its the first year i reckon aqa will be nice and have a relatively easy straightforward question about maybe love or fate
Yes that's what I thought too, although also probs not love as we've also done a aqa mock on that - I'm thinking fate or conflict etc
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does anyone have any notes and quote analysis on Fate?
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does anyone have any notes and quote analysis on Fate?
"star crossed lovers"
"Fortune's fool"
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(Original post by RiseOfTheHumanz)
"star crossed lovers"
"Fortune's fool"
thanks, do u have any others?
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Well let's look at what we can disregard; the first specimen question was:
'Explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lord Capulet as a good father.'
And the second specimen question was:
'Explore how Shakespeare presents attitudes towards love in Romeo and Juliet.'
So the first question was about a character, and the second was about a theme. Therefore, it seems possible that the question on Monday will be on a character since AQA seem to be alternating between the two.
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thanks, do u have any others?
you do realise google is in your hands with the click of a button?
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71579192[/url]]Well let's look at what we can disregard; the first specimen question was:
'Explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lord Capulet as a good father.'
And the second specimen question was:
'Explore how Shakespeare presents attitudes towards love in Romeo and Juliet.'
So the first question was about a character, and the second was about a theme. Therefore, it seems possible that the question on Monday will be on a character since AQA seem to be alternating between the two.
Yes, I was thinking that too
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still can't get over the age gap between the pair. unreal stuff!!!!1
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I feel like its going to be a question about Romeo or Juliet, and how they either present love or fate
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does anyone have any notes and quote analysis on Fate?
if the question is about fate you can talk about how Friar's Hubris to change Romeo and Juliet's fate lead to their death and then you can link this negative portrayal of Friar to the fact that he was a Catholic priest so maybe thats why he is portrayed this way because England at the time was a Protestant country.
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if the question is about fate you can talk about how Friar's Hubris to change Romeo and Juliet's fate lead to their death and then you can link this negative portrayal of Friar to the fact that he was a Catholic priest so maybe thats why he is portrayed this way because England at the time was a Protestant country.
Please could you explain this for me in detail for my year 10 mocks to A* standard if possible?
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Please could you explain this for me in detail for my year 10 mocks to A* standard if possible?
Yh sure,

shakespeare was writing this play for the Elizabethan audience therefore had to conform to their beliefs. At that time England was a Protestant country due to the fact that Queen Elizabeth was a Protestant ( a Christian denomination) therefore Catholics ( who were constantly trying to overthrow the protestant monarchy ) were looked at with suspicion by the majority of people in England. so Shakespeare conformed to the majority of Protestants at the time by portraying the Friar as a corrupt character consequently signifying to the audience that Catholicism is as corrupt as the Friar. The Friar's Hubris ( the thought that you are greater than the Gods ) also shows his arrogance and reitrates the said point. The audience probably looked down upon him for marrying Romeo and Juliet for political reasons which resulted in their death.

This kind of detail is not needed in a response to a question about fate but if a question about the Friar comes up then i WOULD put this in ..

Hope it helped!
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Yh sure,

shakespeare was writing this play for the Elizabethan audience therefore had to conform to their beliefs. At that time England was a Protestant country due to the fact that Queen Elizabeth was a Protestant ( a Christian denomination) therefore Catholics ( who were constantly trying to overthrow the protestant monarchy ) were looked at with suspicion by the majority of people in England. so Shakespeare conformed to the majority of Protestants at the time by portraying the Friar as a corrupt character consequently signifying to the audience that Catholicism is as corrupt as the Friar. The Friar's Hubris ( the thought that you are greater than the Gods ) also shows his arrogance and reitrates the said point. The audience probably looked down upon him for marrying Romeo and Juliet for political reasons which resulted in their death.

This kind of detail is not needed in a response to a question about fate but if a question about the Friar comes up then i WOULD put this in ..

Hope it helped!
thats good and all, but I think you are missing the fact that this was actually set in Italy, not britain.
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thats good and all, but I think you are missing the fact that this was actually set in Italy, not britain.
So could you not use this?
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thats good and all, but I think you are missing the fact that this was actually set in Italy, not britain.
Yeah but it was for an Elizabethan audience so I think the said things still apply and he just set the play in Italy so he could make political statements about England without getting arrested for treason
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Now we know what it was actually about.
Agressive male behaviours, Im happy. Most people in my class were so confused by the extract lol
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Now we know what it was actually about.
Agressive male behaviours, Im happy. Most people in my class were so confused by the extract lol
I don't think anyone could've predicted that question though.

I thought that the extract was really boring as well, like there was hardly anything to write about.
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I don't think anyone could've predicted that question though.

I thought that the extract was really boring as well, like there was hardly anything to write about.
I agree, I mean, I did only write a page, but it was good inference. I pretty much talked about how the feud is so ridiculous, that even the servants are getting involved, and it shows how out of control petty fights can become.
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