“Appropriation study of texts is interesting because the changing values and attitudes of particular time periods can be observed.” Evaluate this opinion in relation to the Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, and Amy Heckerling’s film, Clueless. In your response make detailed references to both texts. 3. In comparing your TWO texts you will have become aware of how the contexts of the texts have shaped their form and meaning. Of more interest, perhaps, is a comparison of the values associated with each text.
ENGLISH – LEVEL 3 90721 Respond critically to written text(s) studied Question A novel usually depicts the journey of a character or characters. To what extent do you agree with this view? Your response should include close reference to a novel (or novels) you have studied. Text Type: Novel Novel Title: MAESTRO Author(s)/website(s): PETER GOLDSWORTHY Ignorance to realisation, adolescence to adulthood and dreams to reality are all journeys that Peter Goldsworthy explores in his novel, “Maestro”. Through the use of passage we see how Peter Goldsworthy takes Paul on these journeys to make important realisations about humans, ideas and himself.
If no, then: Cut any tangential information that doesn’t get right to the subject and framing question for the short story "Omelas" or provide a good introduction to the graphic novel, Persepolis. For example, after reading your introduction, your reader should have a good idea about the kind of novel Persepolis is and what particular aspect you are going to focus your analysis on. Similarly, if you are writing about "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," your intro should frame the essay and offer a context based on
How do the connections between the two texts enrich the meaning of each text? When considered on their own, texts are constructed to create meaning and impart that meaning on a responder. However when two linked texts a considered together, their meanings are enriched as the responder can compare both texts, and take extra meaning from how the two texts differ and agree with each other, by evaluating which is more effective. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when read in isolation can be a simple bildungsroman narrative about the maturation of a young woman. However if the responder were to read Fay Weldon’s Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen, the connections between the two would shape and then reshape the responder’s understanding of both texts.
First person point of view can be described as the narrator participates in the story's action and is the "I" of the story; however, this does not necessarily mean that the narrator is the protagonist. First person point of view tends to be very personal and self-revelatory. The author first person point of view by using I and we to describe her feeling compared to everyone else. She also allowed her thoughts on why empathy was important for others to use. Last, being able to use first-person point of view allows the author or narrator to tell his or her story the way he or she wants and how he or she sees it, in order for the reader to understand his or her
Meghan O’Brien Mrs. Richardson AP English 4 January 2013 Prompt C: Foil Every author has a purpose to his or her writing; the grammar, syntax, and diction are used throughout to portray a lasting impression. Charlotte Bronte does this in her well known novel, Jane Eyre; her ability to build characters such as Helen from Lowood Institution compels readers to fall in love with the tragic tale, the main character, Jane Eyre experiences. Helen highlights Jane’s weaknesses by emphasizing the differences they share, such as Helen’s inward spirit and outward submission when reprimanded. Once arriving at Lowood Institution, Jane Eyre soon finds a companion who, unlike her, seeks the goodness in everyone and never patronizes anyone for their
To what extent do Bronte and Carroll use the form of Bildungsroman to shape the identity of characters in ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’? The ‘identity’ of an individual is often defined as a set of characteristics by which a person is definitively recognisable or known. Throughout the literary canon, the form of Bildungsroman has been used in novels to follow the journey of young protagonists as they mature and discover their own true identity. In both ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, Carroll and Bronte elucidate the idea of humans needing to be faced with a drastic situation or trial in order to mature and develop their own identity. One aspect of the Bildungsroman form used similarly to shape identity in both ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ is the way in which place and location is used to shape the identity of characters.
Jane Eyre Bronte purposefully uses resources of language to display Jane’s development and maturation as a character. The use of diction and figurative language thoroughly illustrate this aspect of the novel. One of the final passages of Jane Eyre, closes the novel with use of these literary elements, and displays strong emphasis of Jane’s growth. One of the tools utilized by Bronte is diction. Throughout the novel, Jane goes through periods of time where she is encompassed by her internal conflicts, mainly as a result of her self-reliance and value of self-dignity.
The importance of societal structures will be addressed by analysing the explicit and implicit references relating to characters and their relationships. The significance of marriage will be discussed, and the position of women during the early 19th century will be examined. A brief historical summary of the Romantic period, and Austen as a writer, will introduce and form the basis of the analysis. The question will be addressed in order to conclude and determine whether the novel is, or is not, ‘just a light diversion’. Romantic authors were a diverse group of individuals, with a variation of backgrounds, religious beliefs and individual points of view.
Textual analysis : Extract 1 INTRODUCTION The passage under analysis – the very first pages of the novel - sets mainly to hook the reader by describing David and Harriet. A. Hooking the reader B. D and H vs the rest of the world C. Soul mates... for better and for worse ? A.