any advice on approaching the comparative question?

Forums Leaving Cert English any advice on approaching the comparative question?

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    • #15217

      hi

      i'm doing lies of silence by brian moore and the witness directed by peter weir…. and i was wondering what would be the best way to approach the themes of relationships and violencefor the comparative question?? it came up in the mock and i think i made a complete mess of it as i started to bring in social aspects of their way of life…?

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      :hi

      i'm doing lies of silence by brian moore and the witness directed by peter weir…. and i was wondering what would be the best way to approach the themes of relationships and violencefor the comparative question?? it came up in the mock and i think i made a complete mess of it as i started to bring in social aspects of their way of life…?

    • #15218

      approaching any theme I'd be looking at things like how the author approaches the theme (humorously etc), the difference/similarity of defining the theme in each of the three texts, the contribution of significant characters, key moments and how they contribute to the theme or issue. Lots more if ya need it

    • #15219

      yea i started a qustion the other night under the theme of violence/ conflict and compared michael dillon to john book and i ran out of things to say……

    • #15220

      i mean for each of those ya should do 3 texts anyway so you'd prob fill more than 3 pages easily if you did another few points! do ya need any more points or do ya have a few in mind to do?

    • #15221

      yea do you have a few extra points…. how much elaboration should you do on each point…. if u do too much do u lose marks?

    • #15222

      look at the beginnings, endings, the structure of the texts etc, and how the theme is treated – does it stay constant, lose/ gain emphasis etc throughout the txts? language and imagery and how this helps represent the theme, use of symbolism, is the theme treated differently/ similarly in each of the three texts – if its differently does this showt the complexity of the theme?

      Well I'd write between half a page and 3/4 page for each point. I heard ya have to have 8 comparisons but if you use the three texts for each paragraph you'll get that no probs! obviously you have to elaborate but you've got to have an even spread so you cover a couple of points ya know?

    • #15223

      hey thanks a million thats great………../

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