Band 6 T.S Eliot :: Frustration Theme

“Eliot’s poetry is about the frustration of the journey man through a bleak landscape.” Critically evaluate this statement through a personal response which examines the elements of Eliot’s art form.                     Eliot’s poetry poignantly communicates to the responder a distressing pathos that stems from his inner … Continue reading Band 6 T.S Eliot :: Frustration Theme

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Band 6 Hamlet – Foil Themed

William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet,’ is a timeless play which remains relevant across all generations due to its engagement with universal concepts of what constitutes a ‘man’ and rational thought over rash action. Within the medieval context, to be subservient to one’s patriarch in vengeance was a noble cause. However, prince Hamlet struggles with his avenger role … Continue reading Band 6 Hamlet – Foil Themed

Band 6 Ondaatje :: In the Skin of a Lion

            The representation of conceptual ideas and historical context is often focused on by authors, which allows for an enhanced perception and insight towards people and society. Ondaatje’s novel In the Skin of a Lion draws upon the social and historical anxieties of Post-Colonial Canada; where there was a substantial … Continue reading Band 6 Ondaatje :: In the Skin of a Lion

Band 6 T.S Eliot- Faith + Decay + Search for Truth

              T.S Eliot, one of the eminent literary figures of the Modernist era, captures the exultation and despair of a generation in a modernist response caused by the First World War and the disillusionment of mundane modernity. His profound anxiety is demonstrated in “The Love song of J.Alfred Prufrock”, … Continue reading Band 6 T.S Eliot- Faith + Decay + Search for Truth

Band 6 Speeches – Faith Bandler and Sadat

An inherent tension between the actual and the possible is revealed through the development of ideas in a speech. To what extent does your interpretation of Bandler’s Faith, Hope and Reconciliation and at least one other speech align with this view? In your response, make detailed reference to Faith, Hope and Reconciliation and at least … Continue reading Band 6 Speeches – Faith Bandler and Sadat

Band 6 Hamlet – Revenge is Futile + Hamlet’s Philosophical Characterisation

Hamlet is a distinctive tragedy which segregates from the conventions of Shakespearean dramaturgy, continually exploring in an enduring manner the ineffectuality of vengeance through the inaction of the protagonist. The play communicates the futility of revenge through Hamlet’s philosophical reasoning and paralysis, and through the impulsive consequences of Laertes and Fortinbras’ own avenger destinies. Through … Continue reading Band 6 Hamlet – Revenge is Futile + Hamlet’s Philosophical Characterisation

Fort St Band 6 Slessor + Beach Burial + Five Bells

“A masterful poet conveys the complexity of human emotion through succinct, empathic, efficient, and powerful prose.” Do you agree with the above statement, and has your prescribed texts achieved these goals? The poems of Slessor have provided me with various insights into how the human condition is questioned and undermined through the process of time. … Continue reading Fort St Band 6 Slessor + Beach Burial + Five Bells

Normanhurst Band 6 Hamlet – Critical Notes

Interest in Drama in created through tension between individuals:  One of the most important elements of Hamlet that make it an interesting play is Hamlet’s conflict as a hero - whether he should avenge his father, or simply abandon his quest through philosophical moralizing. The demands of Elizabethan society and even our society would be … Continue reading Normanhurst Band 6 Hamlet – Critical Notes