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Can you reference other texts in the exam?

For example, can you reference Dracula when talking about Jekyll and Hyde and The Prince when talking about Macbeth? Is this allowed and will it show deeper thinking?
Original post by meoow
For example, can you reference Dracula when talking about Jekyll and Hyde and The Prince when talking about Macbeth? Is this allowed and will it show deeper thinking?

You can, but only if they are contextually relevant. I can't be the one to tell you if your examples are to be honest since I don't study those plays but I can give you a different example. In an Inspector Calls, the main character who teaches everyone a lesson acts much in the same way as the ghosts in a Christmas Carol, and they communicate the same message. If you think it's possible that the author was thinking about that text when writing their's, then by all means, go ahead! If your logic is clearly communicated in your english essays and comes from valid sources, then it is literally impossible to be wrong.
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Original post by meoow
For example, can you reference Dracula when talking about Jekyll and Hyde and The Prince when talking about Macbeth? Is this allowed and will it show deeper thinking?

Only if relevant for example if you link Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to Frankenstein, or Inspector Calls to Christmas Carol, and explain your reasoning behind linking them (I.e same context) Unless you feel you can explain the link well, I would avoid it

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