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Category: English LangLit HL

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 10, 12 – Offred and Identity

Re-read the detail in Chapters 10 & 12, comparing Offred’s past self to her present.  *Watch the lecture (no. 4)…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 13, 15, 16 – Indoctrination and Ideology

Read Chapter 13 (pp 81-85 in some editions) about Janine in The Rachel & Leah Centre, Chapter 15  with The…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 13 – The Motif of the Body

This chapter develops the motif of the body and dreams.  Close analysis: “I sink down into…” (p83 or 85 in…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 8 & 14 – Serena Joy

Read the description of Serena Joy’s past and present in Chapters 8 (pp55-6) & 14 (pp91-94). What role has she…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 1-15 – Surveillance

How is power distributed in Gilead? Give examples from your reading of the first 15 chapters of the novel. the…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 5 – Power in Gilead

The nature and power of the Gileadean regime are developed and established in this chapter. Largely, the totalitarian regime exerts…

The Handmaid’s Tale – Context

The Handmaid’s Tale was written in 1984, while Atwood was living in West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was still up…

Saint Hoax

Making America Misogynistic Again Issues and Ideas: pop art with political messages: ‘poplitical art’ taking sexist adverts from the 1950s…

Guerrilla Girls: A Brief Summary

Aims and Objectives Undermine mainstream narrative, provide (or expose?) alternative ‘understory’ Subvert dominant discourse? Educate and spread awareness about the…

English Individual Oral

For my next oral outline, I want to make sure the context is foregrounded. In order to do this, mention…

Duffy’s Delilah

Duffy’s Delilah explores constructs of gender identity in an intimate contemporary setting between two lovers. Samson, famed for his strength,…

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife explores female identity and the transformative experiences of women through a form of intertextuality….

Bias in Procter & Gamble’s “The Look”

In what ways is the advert “The Look” ‘a story about bias’ in contemporary American society? “The Look” by Procter…

Procter and Gamble’s #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

The Talk – Advert Analysis

In Procter & Gamble’s advert The Talk, the theme of bias is established and evokes a response from the audience. The…

Marriage Market Takeover: Oral Reflection

Here is the link to my practice oral 1. Timing Regarding timing, I think I was pretty good. I managed…

Cause-Marketing in #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

Woman’s World Analysis pg265 – 267

In ‘Woman’s World’, Rawle presents a fictionalised personalisation of grief in the construction of Norma’s character exploring the origins and…

Guided Analysis 1

Our first common assessment task was about gender identity, representation, and brand values which reflected societal values in an advert…

Woman’s World Introducing Norma

Norma primarily defines her femininity through her women’s magazines; ultimately with her whole characterisation (most noticeably her voice) shaped by…

Disability and Representation in Advertising

The Invisibles What points are raised in this article about portrayals of disability in advertising? In this article, there are…

Common Assessment Task – Representation

Representation Thought Piece This was an advert displayed on the London underground by Marsh & Parsons, a real estate company…

Dolce + Gabbana Campaign

The Dolce and Gabbana campaign adverts were incredibly racist and offensive; from the chopsticks’ primitive, disparaging description of ‘stick-shaped cutlery’…

Cultural Appropriation – Responses to Lionel Shriver

As Lionel Shriver made light of identity, I had no choice but to walk out on her  Yassmin Abdel-Magied In…

Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics – Lionel Shriver

I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad. 1. What is the main point Shriver makes about…

Understanding Context

How important is the author’s narrative in understanding text? What is the relationship between the author and the context? In…

Representation Response

Can texts ever truly be representative of groups? As with everything, there are many ways to look at this. For…

A Path that Leads to Nowhere

There was once a boy here. He lived in the last house on the left, the one with the peeling…

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