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 in [...]
Streetcar Essay Plan: Shame
‘Shame lies at the heart of each character’ In light of this statement, explore William’s presentation of self and identity in A Streetcar Named Desire. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors. Plans:
Poems of the Decade: Perspectives
How are themes of colonialism, freedom and tyranny presented in the opening chapters of ‘Purple Hibiscus’?
Chimamanda Adichie attempts to “delve into the violence, corruption, and hopelessness of Nigeria…under Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha” through the mirroring of Kambili’s father as well as the burgeoning development of Kambili herself. Which is, indirectly, in conflict with this restrictive regime both externally as a representation of Nigeria’s post-colonial civil wars and internally, [...]
Retrieval Challenge: Literature Revision
A 'Retrieval Challenge Grid' for the revision of our upcoming A-level Literature Mock Exam. Topics covered include 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Othello' and 'Poems of the Decade'
Exemplar Essay: How does Dickens present Pip’s characterisation throughout ‘Great Expectations’?
Initially, Pip is depicted as the most vulnerable, timid and wildly imaginative characters in the serialized Bildungsroman ‘Great Expectations’. The analytical retrospective narrative of young “childish” p.4 Pip from that of his older, experienced self, offers a unique perspective into his emotions as well as acting as a quasi-autobiographical parallel to Dickens’ own experiences. Written [...]
Essay Plan: How does Dickens explore Pip’s characterisation throughout ‘Great Expectations’?
Link to previous work and extracts on: Young Pip Transition points: Pip begins his journey as a gentleman London and Pip’s new life Returning to the Forge & Satis House Cyclical plot structure – back to the marshes and young Pip. Reconciliation and resolution. Revise use of serialisation in the novel for effect. Start [...]
A Streetcar Named Desire: Blanche
Blanche's Monologue Blanche's Costume Development