How Do Writers Use the Emotional Voices of Characters (in Romeo and Juliet) and Speakers (in the War Poetry Collection) to Explore the Theme of Conflict? Essay

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A* Essay (40/40) How do writers use the emotional voices of characters (in Romeo and Juliet) and speakers (in the War Poetry Collection) to explore the theme of conflict? (40 Marks) Assessment Objectives: AO1: Respond to texts critically and imaginatively; select and evaluate relevant textual detail to illustrate and support interpretations. AO2: Explain how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes and settings. AO3: Make comparisons and explain links between texts, evaluating writers’ different ways of expressing meaning and achieving effects. AO4: Relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts; explain how texts have been influential and significant to self and other readers in different contexts and at different times. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Plan 1. Romeo – “be satisfied” Vs. “fire-eyed fury” (conflicting emotions – what is valour? Male values) 2. MHK – “My foe of course he was;/That’s clear enough; although” (ambivalence – moral questions) 3. Tybalt – “furious”, “fiery” (anger, passion, hatred - HONOUR) 4. The Soldier – “forever England/English heaven” (pride/victory – WWI phase 1: naïve optimism) 5. Lord Capulet – “Am I the master here, or you?”, “hang, beg, starve, die in the streets” (public perceptions - violent imagery) 6. DEDE – “bitter as the cud of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues” (anger, frustration, resentment - documentary-style, violent imagery) http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary.aspx?let=v -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conflict provokes a range of emotions and it is through emotional voices that writers are able to convey

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