Key contextual features for Shakespeare's play 'Romeo & Juliet' to encapsulate some contemporary views and issues that are relevant to the reading of the play. Entry Level: It is generally believed that the play is based on a real Italian love story from the 3rd Century. The ‘real families’ are the Capeletti and the Montecci [...]
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A breakdown of the non-fiction text from the Edexcel English Language Non-Fiction Anthology. Exploring GAPS, title analysis and a paragraph by paragraph coverage of indicative content. Useful for supporting student revision and embedding sound understanding of linguistic features within the text. Genre: Well-researched, informative, travel writing piece. Retrospective but written in present tense for immediacy. [...]
“This policy of age makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them” p118 “Tis the infirmity of his age; yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself” p115 “Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him” p115 “The King gone [...]
“They told me I was everything; tis a lie” p236 “Of Gloucester’s treachery and the loyal service of his son [Edmund]” p.217 inversion of the truth and justice. Regan about Gloucester “Blind traitor” p229 Gloucester to Regan “Unmerciful lady as you are, I am true” p206 “Ancient love” p214 Goneril and Regan betrayal: We shall [...]