The Handmaid’s Tale: Homework Study Schedule

Week 1: Read the background of the text in your critical Resource Booklet Consolidate classwork on ‘Dedications and Epigraphs’. Read, highlight and annotate these pages. In your own words explain and unpack the layers of meaning in Sufi Mysticism Read the following links and add to your comparative list the real-world history which influenced events... Continue Reading →

King Lear: Homework Study Schedule

King Lear: Homework study schedule The majority of reading materials will be contained in your critical pack; videos and podcasts available through your A-level playlist. Tick when completed and make sure you manage your workload – do not leave it all until the last minute.   Week 1:   Read the background of the text... Continue Reading →

Othello: Essay Questions

A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice   Jealousy is at the core of all the tragic events that occur in Othello.’ In the light of this statement, explore the dramatic function of jealousy in Shakespeare’s play. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors.   ‘Despite his... Continue Reading →

Poems of the Decade: Coping with Difficulty

Compare the ways in which poets present people coping with difficulties in ‘Please Hold’ and ‘A Minor Role’   O’Driscoll and Fanthorpe portray a wide sense of people coping with difficulties all throughout both ‘Please Hold’ and ‘A Minor Role’. Both poems interweave a sense of nihilism, time passing and the progressiveness of suffrage. However,... Continue Reading →

Poems of the Decade: Presentation of Gender

Compare the ways in which gender is presented within ‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver and ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ by Simon Armitage.   Student Exemplar: The theme of Gender is presented strongly throughout ‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver as well as ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ written by Simon Armitage. The theme of gender... Continue Reading →

A Streetcar Named Desire: Presentation of Blanche

Explore the Presentation of Blanche in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’: Capturing the dichotomy between the dying culture of the ‘Old South’ and a growing, progressive America, seen through the “cosmopolitan city”[1] of New Orleans, the “flighty”[2] Blanche DuBois has captivated audiences for decades. Through her unattainable ambitions of her former glory, crippling insecurity, false sense... Continue Reading →

Romantic Poetry: Life and Death

‘Compare and contrast Keats and Shelley’s presentation of life and death in their poetry’   Through their poetry, both John Keats and Percy Shelley present the themes of life and death, reflecting their personal philosophies and state of mind during the social and political context of the Romantic era. In particular, Keats’ ‘To Autumn’ and... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑