Band 6 Austen Weldon

                      Authors deliver their didactic purpose through depicting the tension between individuals and their society, which dictates the public view on the economy of gender. Set during the Regency period, Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice critiques the attitudes towards women within her strictly hierarchical, … Continue reading Band 6 Austen Weldon

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Band 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning + F.S Fitzgerald:: Sonnets + The Great Gatsby

             Reflected within the composer’s construction of a text are changing values and perspectives, which are essential for understanding the influence of social, cultural and historical contexts. Both Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s (EBB) poetry ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese’, 1845 and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ (TGG), 1925, explore similar … Continue reading Band 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning + F.S Fitzgerald:: Sonnets + The Great Gatsby

Band 5 /6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours (Sexuality & Apathetic Society)

           Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway (1925) and Stephen Daldry’s film The Hours (2002), an extrapolation, both examine overlapping and interwoven ideas that reflect on controversies prevalent at the time of their productions. Woolf, set in the turn of the 20th century, examined the tension between individual and society as radical … Continue reading Band 5 /6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours (Sexuality & Apathetic Society)

Band 5/6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours

        The social and philosophical paradigms last century has been characterised by wide scale and extremely rapid change as both Modernism and early 21st century United States were shaped by extraordinary social upheaval. This is demonstrated through the connection of the values and choices between the 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway, which presents a day’s … Continue reading Band 5/6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours

Band 6 Pride and Prejudice + Letters to Alice

            A critical study of the subtle and obvious connections between Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Fay Weldon’s epistolary non-fiction text Letters To Alice (1984) enables responders to achieve greater understanding of how context shapes perspectives. By examining how attitudes and values have shifted between the Regency … Continue reading Band 6 Pride and Prejudice + Letters to Alice

Band 6 Metropolis and 1984 Essay – Violence Core Theme

                          Fritz Lang’s expressionist film, Metropolis (1927) and George Orwell’s Swiftian satire Nineteen Eighty Four (1949) dramatise the impact of repressive governments upon the individual. Lang reflects the anxieties of the Weimar Republic of Germany, under the stresses following the First World War, … Continue reading Band 6 Metropolis and 1984 Essay – Violence Core Theme

Band 6 Blade Runner Frankenstein – Textual FORM Essay

Our interest in the parallels between Frankenstein and Blade Runner is further enhanced by consideration of their marked differences in textual form. Evaluate this statement in light of your comparative study of Frankenstein and Blade Runner. Both Mary Shelley’s FR (1818) and Ridley Scott’s BR (1982) were composed in starkly differing contexts and as such, … Continue reading Band 6 Blade Runner Frankenstein – Textual FORM Essay

Band 6 Bladerunner Frankenstein Essay – Hubris and Forbidden Knowledge

                     Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner both draw upon their rapidly changing periods to contextually explore mankind’s ability to inherit hubristic ideas for forbidden knowledge which destroy one’s morality. Frankenstein examines irrational behaviours and immoralities of Romantic Prometheanism within the realms of science, ideology … Continue reading Band 6 Bladerunner Frankenstein Essay – Hubris and Forbidden Knowledge

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 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