Jekyll and Hyde – Social and Historical Context

Hello folks,

Here’s the PowerPoint from Tuesday’s lesson – make sure you catch up if you weren’t there.

Social and Historical Context

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The Kite Runner – timed critical essay

In tomorrow’s lesson, you will write a timed critical essay under FULL exam conditions. The essay question will be one of the four you should have planned for today’s lesson, and which I’ve included gain below. Ensure you use tonight to revise these plans and come prepared tomorrow.

  1. Choose a novel or short story in which the method of narration is important.

Outline briefly the writer’s method of narration and explain why you feel this method makes such a major contribution to your understanding of the text as a whole.

2. Choose a novel or short story which deals with the complexities or breakdown of a relationship.

Briefly explain the circumstances surrounding the complexities or breakdown and discuss how the characters’ feelings and/or reactions enhance your appreciation of the text as a whole.

3. Choose a novel or short story which has a satisfying ending.

Discuss to what extent the ending provides a successful conclusion to the text as a whole.

4. Choose a novel or short story in which symbolism is a significant feature.

Discuss how the writer’s use of this feature enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the text as a whole

The Kite Runner – Presentations

Hi folks,

Here’s some of the PowerPoints/notes from the presentations delivered last month to help with your revision – if you haven’t given me a copy of the PowerPoint, if you used one, please email it over ASAP:IMG_9739IMG_9740IMG_9741IMG_9742IMG_9743IMG_9744IMG_9745IMG_9746IMG_9747IMG_9748IMG_9749IMG_9750IMG_9751IMG_9752IMG_9753IMG_9754IMG_9755IMG_9758IMG_9759IMG_9760

Assef character nicole and fraser

chapters 14 -25 Ewan and Sam

Class Presentation Jack and Kaitlyn

Narration Christie and Andrew D

 

 

 

The Kite Runner Essay Planning

Task

Complete for Wednesday 8th November.

Create detailed essay plans for the following questions.

For each essay, aim for introduction, five paragraphs and a conclusion. For each paragraph, include:

  • Quote
  • Where it comes in the novel – what is happening (briefly)
  • Technique used and what the quote suggests to us.
  • What the writer uses that to tell us – link to the question.

 

  1. Choose a novel or short story in which the method of narration is important.

Outline briefly the writer’s method of narration and explain why you feel this method makes such a major contribution to your understanding of the text as a whole.

2. Choose a novel or short story which deals with the complexities or breakdown of a relationship.

Briefly explain the circumstances surrounding the complexities or breakdown and discuss how the characters’ feelings and/or reactions enhance your appreciation of the text as a whole.

3. Choose a novel or short story which has a satisfying ending.

Discuss to what extent the ending provides a successful conclusion to the text as a whole.

4. Choose a novel or short story in which symbolism is a significant feature.

Discuss how the writer’s use of this feature enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the text as a whole.

The Kite Runner Critical Essay

Hi folks,

The critical essay on the question below is due in Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Choose a novel or short story in which there is a moment of significance for one of the characters.

Explain briefly what the significant moment is and discuss, with reference to appropriate techniques, its significance to the text as a whole.

Here is the PowerPoint we’ve been using in class – I’ve also included a section towards the end on essay writing, with examples, mini exercises, etc. It would be advisable to look at this as you are writing the essay.

Kite Runner Unit