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Any suggestions for two books that have similar themes or two books that are by the same author
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Do you want to be more specific? Genre? Language? Purpose of this exercise?
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Do you want to be more specific? Genre? Language? Purpose of this exercise?
This is for my advanced higher English course, we have to write a dissertation on two novels that have the same genre (it can be any genre) and similar themes (any theme of your choice) or two novels by the same author that also have a similar theme.
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This is for my advanced higher English course, we have to write a dissertation on two novels that have the same genre (it can be any genre) and similar themes (any theme of your choice) or two novels by the same author that also have a similar theme.
Two novels, or two texts? Are plays excluded?
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This is for my advanced higher English course, we have to write a dissertation on two novels that have the same genre (it can be any genre) and similar themes (any theme of your choice) or two novels by the same author that also have a similar theme.
So basically you want us to do your research for you. Why did you even bother doing this course in the first place if you don't read or enjoy reading?
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Two novels, or two texts? Are plays excluded?
Preferably two novels.
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So basically you want us to do your research for you. Why did you even bother doing this course in the first place if you don't read or enjoy reading?
Hello, I'm a bit confused as I never once stated I don't read/I don't enjoy reading so I'm just going to assume you misinterpreted what I wrote. Plus
I asked for any suggestions on novels not for anyone to write my whole dissertation for me.
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Hello, I'm a bit confused as I never once stated I don't read/I don't enjoy reading so I'm just going to assume you misinterpreted what I wrote. Plus
I asked for any suggestions on novels not for anyone to write my whole dissertation for me.
If you've been reading all your life and you enjoy it, then surely you must have come across at least two different novels that have similar themes?
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Preferably two novels.
I mean it's kind of hard to advise because you have a pretty wide scope and honestly you can probably relate almost any two novels you could pick, if you make pretty crafty arguments interrogating notions of genre or are judicious in your selection and interpretation of themes. It'll probably be easier/more interesting if you pick two novels you're interested in and/or have enjoyed reading previously - whether in your academic studies (assuming there is no restriction against using novels you've studied in the course already) or outside of that.

Certainly it's pretty hard to pick some texts from thin air since as noted there are virtually infinite options possible. It might be helpful if you started by making a list of all the texts you are interested in working on for this - be they ones you've previously studied or not - and then use that list as a starting point by thinking about how different texts on it would work together (or not). You could always post said list on here and literature students/study helpers may be better able to offer some suggestions more easily from such a restricted range of texts, compared to literally anything!
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I mean it's kind of hard to advise because you have a pretty wide scope and honestly you can probably relate almost any two novels you could pick, if you make pretty crafty arguments interrogating notions of genre or are judicious in your selection and interpretation of themes. It'll probably be easier/more interesting if you pick two novels you're interested in and/or have enjoyed reading previously - whether in your academic studies (assuming there is no restriction against using novels you've studied in the course already) or outside of that.

Certainly it's pretty hard to pick some texts from thin air since as noted there are virtually infinite options possible. It might be helpful if you started by making a list of all the texts you are interested in working on for this - be they ones you've previously studied or not - and then use that list as a starting point by thinking about how different texts on it would work together (or not). You could always post said list on here and literature students/study helpers may be better able to offer some suggestions more easily from such a restricted range of texts, compared to literally anything!
Okay thank you, and after thinking about it I will possibly write it on the theme of loss of childhood innocence (or just loss of innocence in general) so books similar to the lord of the flies and the catcher in the rye.
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Swiss family Robinson and coral island
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Any suggestions for two books that have similar themes or two books that are by the same author
Hello,
Since you haven't asked for a particular genre or theme in common, I would like to advise you with two very different pieces of literature, a play and a novel, "Animal Farm"- George Orwell and "An Inspector Calls"- J.B. Priestly. You could talk about injustice to towards the working classes by the higher classes and communism/socialism as themes. Both give very different yet similar ideas on the same themes. BONUS- you may have done them when you were younger which makes it even more simple!
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Swiss family Robinson and coral island
Thank you!
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Thank you!
Your welcome
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Hello,
Since you haven't asked for a particular genre or theme in common, I would like to advise you with two very different pieces of literature, a play and a novel, "Animal Farm"- George Orwell and "An Inspector Calls"- J.B. Priestly. You could talk about injustice to towards the working classes by the higher classes and communism/socialism as themes. Both give very different yet similar ideas on the same themes. BONUS- you may have done them when you were younger which makes it even more simple!
Thank you very much! I’ll have to check out animal farm as I haven’t read it.
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Thank you very much! I’ll have to check out animal farm as I haven’t read it.
Your welcome!! They're both comparatively short when considering other works too!
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