Planning For The HL English Essay

Text We Looked At:

  • Atonement
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Visit
  • The Worlds Wife
  • Home Fire
  • Antigone
  • Fun Home

 

Text Preference:

  • Atonement
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

 

Ideas For Line Of Inquiry:

  • Atonement:
    • Criminal Narrative:
      • The Villain – Paul Marshall:
        • McEwan seems to marginalise Paul’s criminality – not pursued or punished
      • The Victims:
        • Lola:
          • Lola is sidelined as a victim – Briony makes story about herself
          • Before the assault, Lola was a victim of her parents divorce
          • After the rape ….
        • Robbie:
          • Already victim of class distinctions – Emily Tallis doesn’t forgive him for getting a first from Cambridge
          • Falsely accused of crime he didn’t commit
        • Briony:
          • Victim of her emerging sexuality, inadequate parenting, biology, class and over imagination
        • Cecilia
          • Another victim of social obligation to her sister
          • Becomes an outcast because of her education
  • The Importance Of Being Earnest:
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