Anyone studying Hamlet, Dystopia, Chaucer or Malfi???

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I'm doing OCR English Lit.
Dystopia side is okay - not sure how many quotes I should learn though?

But I'm so behind with the second paper (Hamlet and Chaucer/Malfi)

Because there's no choice of question for Hamlet that means anything could come up??? How am I supposed to learn loads of textual quotes as well as critical quotes/interpretations about everything? Surely there's not enough to say for the other characters???

As for Chaucer & Malfi there are no similarities???

I don't know what to do!
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I'm doing OCR English Lit.
Dystopia side is okay - not sure how many quotes I should learn though?

But I'm so behind with the second paper (Hamlet and Chaucer/Malfi)

Because there's no choice of question for Hamlet that means anything could come up??? How am I supposed to learn loads of textual quotes as well as critical quotes/interpretations about everything? Surely there's not enough to say for the other characters???

As for Chaucer & Malfi there are no similarities???

I don't know what to do!
Hi, I'm studying all those, except we haven't looked at Malfi yet. The Hamlet question A will always be an extract which is just close language analysis, so as long as you learn to recognise the language form and structure and practice spotting those techniques and writing them into an essay coherently, that's all you can really do for part A. Part B will always be a follow on, just like GSCE, so if part A was the scene when polonius gives ophelia advice, then part B might be "In Hamlet the male characters give the females advice which ultimately leads to their demise" and then you would have to argue that with critical quotes and actual quotes. Hamlet has a few clear themes (Revenge, Madness, Women, Death, Plotting/Planning) so if you mind map and Q card quotes for those themes, maybe 10 of the best for each, and likewise read around online find maybe 2 critical quotes for each theme, then if you had the question on men giving bad advice to women, some of the quotes from women, death and plotting and planning would be relevant and you can put these into your essay. I haven't learnt any quotes really but I'm just going to try and write them out onto a word document and stick the themes around my house and then put them all on q-cards, and this is for all my quotes really. Another nice thing you can do is watch all the movies and see which director did what, and mention this in your essay. Sorry this is a bit rushed, but the advice for Merchants and duchess is essentially the same. Good Luck!
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