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(Might be worth knowing I do English language and literature - edexcel is my exam board)

I do Othello and Great Gatsby, and for A level I'm having to compare the two. The comparisons seem easy enough when you get down to it e.g. othello = outsider due to his skin colour, Gatsby = outsider because he's new money but daisy is new money etc. But I have no idea where to start revising. English language is easy enough, just go over the anthology, but what could I do for lit?

any help?

EDIT: I also always hear people say it's good to provide alternative viewpoints in your paragraph when picking apart a quote? Is this a valid point people have or is it just bull?
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(Might be worth knowing I do English language and literature - edexcel is my exam board)

I do Othello and Great Gatsby, and for A level I'm having to compare the two. The comparisons seem easy enough when you get down to it e.g. othello = outsider due to his skin colour, Gatsby = outsider because he's new money but daisy is new money etc. But I have no idea where to start revising. English language is easy enough, just go over the anthology, but what could I do for lit?

any help?

EDIT: I also always hear people say it's good to provide alternative viewpoints in your paragraph when picking apart a quote? Is this a valid point people have or is it just bull?
Alternative viewpoints are good and well essential here at uni so its good to quote critics if you can and agree/disagree with it. Revision i guess would be good to make points on similarities and differences, make note of any themes and symbolism basically as if your planning an essay just compare as much as you can. I dont know if its different for a level but in my first year @ uni we have to analyse a specific moment as a representation of the novels rather than the whole novels but this is something you should ask your teacher about.
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