Band 6 – Welles – Relationship and Money Focus

Orson Welle’s 1941 film Citizen Kane is a metaphor for the betrayal of principles and corrupting nature of power, which pervades every aspect of one’s life, inviting a multiplicity of perspectives, which influence the viewer. So too does the viewer’s personal content and most importantly Welles’ innovative cinematography and deviation from cinematic norms, ….impact of … Continue reading Band 6 – Welles – Relationship and Money Focus

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Band 6 – Justice Game – Bible Talk – Dead Poet Society

Differing opinions on any issue in actual fact highlight a more powerful and complex clash of values and ideals. Views upon an issue are dependent on the perspective to which it is observed. Exemplars include Robertson’s essays of The Trials of Oz and Michael X on Death Row from the Justice Game; in which the … Continue reading Band 6 – Justice Game – Bible Talk – Dead Poet Society

Band 6 EBB and GGB – Excellent Composition – Context Heavy

The universal conceptualisation of love is a subject of many a poet and writer throughout history. As such, each is relevant to their specific periods and their specific value systems. This can be seen in the text; “Sonnets from the Portuguese” by Elizabeth Barret Browning, where Browning explores a Romantic vision of love and romance … Continue reading Band 6 EBB and GGB – Excellent Composition – Context Heavy

Band 6 Narrative – Time Stood Still in India

  Rickshaws manipulated through streams of angry cars. Women draped in vibrant coloured saris hurried along the narrow sidewalks as the orange glow of the afternoon sun illuminated their sequenced dresses. Impeccable attired men, barking into mobile phones, traipsed through crowds of frolicking school children on their way home.  Buskers sang. Beggars moaned. Traffic policemen … Continue reading Band 6 Narrative – Time Stood Still in India

Band 6 BR and Frank – Excellent quote usage

Analyse how Frankenstein and Blade Runner imaginatively portray individuals who challenge the established values of their times.   Subjected by different contexts, authors use popular mediums to reflect their discontent with those who challenge society and the world around them. The epistolary novella, Frankenstein (F, 1818) by Mary Shelley deals with the fear of natural philosophy in the 19th … Continue reading Band 6 BR and Frank – Excellent quote usage

Band 6 Keynote for Romulus, Maus, and Perfect Chinese Childern

Conformity could bring a sense of affirmation and community, but for the individual it often comes at the cost of personal satisfaction and self identity. What brings a sense of security and comfort can also be stifling and alienating. Such notions are explored in the texts, Romulus My Father a memoir by Raimond Gaita; where … Continue reading Band 6 Keynote for Romulus, Maus, and Perfect Chinese Childern