How do I begin my English coursework? (A Level) Watch

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Hi all, I'm a little late in starting my English coursework but now that I'm finally getting around to it I don't know where to begin!

I'm looking at The Picture of Dorian Gray (original uncensored Oscar Wilde version) and Crush (poetry collection by Richard Siken).

My theme is surrounding homosexuality but I haven't got a set question yet. I'm thinking of looking at the personal experience of homosexuality and whether it has changed in both the private and public eye but otherwise I don't know where to start.

I know I need 2,500 words and I'm following the AQA spec. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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If I were in your shoes I'd probably start by diving into homosexuality in both works. Make notes on what you read about both texts and if SparkNotes are available try reading some of those if you are stuck. Try to look at the public and private characteristics of the characters and the note down what you notice. Sorry if this advice isn't very helpful, but that's what I'd do now-although admittedly when I was at college I wasn't one for planning much or getting on with work in an immediate fashion. If you'd want more textual guidance then somebody else could aid you further-although I did read The Picture of Dorian Gray for a first-year English course back in 2013.
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