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    I was told that in your gcse on mice and men that if you write about george being gay that it is an easy way of passing because there is ways you could think that he is gay and that the examiner would not want to be sexist and fail you would this work or is there any other advice
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    (Original post by Joe1309)
    I was told that in your gcse on mice and men that if you write about george being gay that it is an easy way of passing because there is ways you could think that he is gay and that the examiner would not want to be sexist and fail you would this work or is there any other advice
    My best advice is actually to revise and study the text. That’s how people pass.

    Being discriminatory against gays also would make the examiner homophobic. Sexism is being discriminatory against someone because of their sex.

    It would never be seen as homophobic to fail someone because they couldn’t be bothered to revise and instead decided to say that George was gay even though there is no supporting evidence in the text. That would mean they were doing their job properly.
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    (Original post by Joe1309)
    I was told that in your gcse on mice and men that if you write about george being gay that it is an easy way of passing because there is ways you could think that he is gay and that the examiner would not want to be sexist and fail you would this work or is there any other advice
    It’s not a hard book, it has an excellent film made about it and it’s fairly interesting.

    Write what you like
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    How about you read the book, take notes and interpret it in your own way? That way you have more to write about than a made up point
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    As long as you back up a point with evidence you can say whatever you want.
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    I know your teacher has probably said this to you already, but write a lot about a little. This could include even the most simple things, for example her lips were red which shows that she is provocative and romantic.

    You could say "Curley's wife" is named that due to women being recognised as insignificant during the time in which the book was set.

    Exaggerate!
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