How do I approach AQA Paper 1, section C question?Watch
We're doing AQA English Literature A A-level and the question for the next essay is: 'Compare how authors of one prose text and two poems present barriers to love'
I'm not looking for ideas for that necessarily but if anyone is also studying/ has studied The Great Gatsby and Pre 1900 poetry and have some ideas, feel free to chip in
Thanks in advance.
Introduction: State your argument - for this question I talked about the different barriers to love presented in each text and which is the most significant. You can also bring in context here. For instance, if you use religion as a barrier to love then you could say it is more significant in an older text due to the culture of the time.
Para 1-3: Take 1 'barrier to love' from your novel so that could be like money, class, resistance etc. and then analyse something textual from it. Compare this with a poem that also shows this barrier to love - compare how they present it, whether it is more important in one text or another and why. In each paragraph I always try to get at least AO3, AO4 or AO5 in. So, you could put some context in, compare it to another text of wider reading you have read or put in a piece of literary criticism or an alternative view point - or all three! Then repeat this structure 2 more times.
Conclusion: Sum up what you have written, refer back to the question and to your argument.
Hope this helps X
Thanks again x