Paper 1 and 2

I thought I was getting the the hang of analysis in English. I was filled with hope!…Mr Macknight ruthlessly crushed said hope, along with my self-esteem. I am starting to see beyond the plot though. I suppose that’s good. Oh WOE IS ME! WOE IS ME! WHY ART THOU SO CRUEL PAPER 1 AND 2?!?! […]

Paper 1 and 2 Revision

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After doing paper 1 and 2 revision, I realized that I’m going down hill. Like Averil, when I see a question, I have no idea how to start, where to start from. For writing commentaries, I have problems knowing what the poem is even about.

These practice papers made me remember how we […]

Beloved Personal Response

This novel has been one of my favourite out of the whole course. The reason for this is how the novel is written. It has a narration similar to movies, this is because when a person is talking it flashes back to their memories. This is so much easier to follow compared to To The […]

Hamlet Act III

The 2 most interesting part about act 3 was the death of polonius, and the reaction of the king to the play.

To me Polonius seemed to be quite an important character, his long winded speeches while mostly boring seemed to imply his importance as a spymaster and adviser to the king. Thus it came […]

IOP reflection

I felt that for my first (actual) IOP I did alright. My biggest failure in this was probably the fact that I missed out an entire category. I implied things that would fit the category of the Gods being indicators of morals, however I never really stated it.

I think that the biggest lesson I’ve […]

IOPs

It was interesting to see all the IOPs, especially since they were all on different topics. I learnt something new from every presentation. It really made me realize how many different possibilities of interpretations there can be for one text.

I liked John’s presentation, as I had never thought about Telemakhos as an individual character […]

English IOP’s

From watching and listening to the IOP’s, I realised that me and my sister have opposing views about culture/generations.

An interesting point of Averil’s was when Brandon made a comment about post traumatic stress disorder. This could be an explanation for why she didn’t protect her daughter. It fits perfectly, but just cause it fits […]

Sonnet 29

When I first read the commentary I thought I had the meaning of the sonnet straight away (a never ending chain of heart breaks that’s getting worse due to the poets advancing age). Mr. Macknight’s essay gave me an entirely different outlook on the commentary as well as the style of writing needed in a […]

Civil Disobedience-Personal Reflection

Thoreau has a rather pessimistic view of the government. He seems to think that there are few good people left in the world. I was initially confused about Thoreau’s view of rebelling against the government by not paying taxes as he seemed to think that the money was used wastefully in the war, slavery etc. […]

Reflections on IOs -Antigone

In today’s IOs, I learned a great number of pieces of information that I was not aware of before. A few of the things that I was aware of was the greek myths and legends connected to Antigone and that women rights in ancient greek times were far below that of men. However before todays […]

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: Antigone by Sophocles

Antigone’s interactive oral presentations taught me a lot about the history of the time of Sophocles. Such that the time of his life around the 400 BCs, was when Athens was in […]

Antigone-reflection

Q: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

The interactive oral about Antigone by Sophocles acknowledged me of the significance of characters in Antigone, and what effect the play had on other plays afterwards.

Antigone takes place in 1200 B.C Thebes, and this describes the […]

Antigone- Reflective Statement.

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Through the interactive orals today, I learned more about Greek mythology and Antigone. From the various presentations and discussions, it was quite obvious that nothing much was known about Sophocles and his work Antigone. All I learnt was […]

Antigone IO – Reflection

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: Antigone by Sophocles

Antigone is a play written by Sophocles around 442 BC but the story actually takes place in Thebes around 1200 BC, before Sophocles was born. This play clearly showed how Greek […]

Sophocles , Antigone

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

 

In today’s IOs, I learned that, in the Ancient times, role of a greek women was not as equal to the man’s as I’d imagined. I assumed that women did have equal rights in […]

‘Antigone’ Reflective Statement

Work: Antigone

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

In our interactive orals today we discussed the cultural and contextual consideration of Sophocles’ play “Antigone”. In our discussion we covered the life and career of Sophocles, later versions of Antigone and the development of Greek […]

Reflective statements on the IOs of ‘To Live’ by Yu Hua

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

My initial reaction to reading ‘To Live’ by Yu Hua was confusion, as I didn’t have much knowledge of the politics of the time that the book was describing, and thus many of the ideas presented […]

Reflective Statement – To Live

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Prior to the Interactive Orals, my knowledge of China and it’s history was limited, I feel the Interactive Orals helped expanded my knowledge about China and helped me in understanding Yu Hua’s To Live. While listening to the […]

To Live Reflective Satement

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: To Live by Yu Hua

Since To Live describes many things that happen around Fugui’s family, I found it interesting to learn more details about these events. (The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural […]

‘To Live’ Reflective Statement

Work: To Live by Yu Hua

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

During the interactive oral, we were presented information about the life of Yu Hua, the ‘Great Leap Forward’ and the ‘Cultural Revolution’. Also we discussed how these cultural and contextual considerations may […]

Interactive Oral

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: To Live by Yu Hua

Through todays Interactive Orals, the topics brought to light concerning To Live, Yu Hua, were the life and career of Yu Hua, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural […]

To Live-Reflection

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

To Live-Yu Hua.

The interactive oral on ‘To Live’ by Yu Hua gave me insight into the history of China in 1950-1960 and how the life of Yu Hua influenced his book “To Live”.

The “Great Leap […]

To Live – Reflection

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: To Live by Yu Hua

In “To Live ” Fugui, the main character, goes through many hardships and tragedies after he gambles away the family fortune and is forced to work as a peasant […]

Reflective Statement on IOs of To Live

How has your understanding of the cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Prior to the IOs, I had little understanding of the nature of the revolution in China and how real Yu Hua’s To Live was, except perhaps with reference to Stalinist Russia.

I learned that Yu Hua had […]

To Live- Reflective Statement

How has your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Through the interactive oral presentations today, I realized the things going on in China during the course of Yu Hua’s life affected and influenced the way he wrote ‘To Live’. Yu Hua grew up during the Cultural Revolution, […]

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: Inferno by Dante Alighieri

During the interactive oral presentations, four topics were presented upon – life and career of Dante Alighieri, Christian theology, earlier and later depictions of Hell, and numerology.

Before this interactive oral session, I hadn’t thought about Dante as a person. However I found out that he was involved in Dolce Stil Novo (Sweet New Style) […]

Reflective statement on oral presentation of ‘The Inferno’ by Dante

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

The interactive orals helped expand my knowledge of The Inferno by Dante by quite a vast amount. I realized that when I read The Inferno I was barely scratching the surface level of it.

What I found […]

Reflection-Interactive oral: Inferno

The interactive oral about Dante’s Inferno have let me investigate different aspects of elements in the Inferno and allowed me to understand the Inferno more thoroughly.

By researching various depictions of hell, I’ve discovered information that I could have never realized by solely reading Inferno. For example, the depiction of Dante’s hell being affected by […]

Dante – Reflective Statement

Question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Work used: Inferno by Dante Alighieri

From my understanding of Dante’s Inferno, Dante the traveler starts out in a forest and meets the three beasts, leopard, lion and she-wolf. This is an introduction to all […]

Reflective Statement – Dante’s Inferno

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Through the presentations of Dante’s life and career, christian theology, earlier and later depictions of hell and a short part about numerology. I learnt that understanding Dante and his life led me to a better understanding of The […]

Reflective Statement on Dante’s Inferno IOs

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

Before the IOs I was unsure of the extent of Dante’s involvement in the events in Italy around the 1300s, or of the similarities between mythology and Dante’s Inferno. I was aware that there was a link between […]

Inferno- Reflective Statement

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

I think that through the oral presentation, I gained a deeper insight into Dante’s Inferno. We explored Dante’s life and career, Christian theology in relation to Dante’s inferno, earlier and later depictions of hell, as well as numerology- […]

Dante Reflective Statement

How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?

During the interactive oral, we were presented information about the life of Dante Alighieri, Christian theology, other depictions of hell and numerology. More precisely, we discussed how the aforementioned related to that which we had read in Dante’s […]

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