I read this book for my Portuguese A Lang & Lit course, and translated it to English in case someone needs it. This is a summary of the book but targeted at people doing Paper 2 on it (I put some citations, important scenes and comments about the context which may be useful). Of course, since I didn't originally read this in English, you can add your own quotes that you think are important and stuff.
Also, it's important to consider that you lose things with translations. If you read The Metamorphosis in anything but German, keep in mind that some words might not be the exact translation, and the original meaning of this could be lost. Depending on the question you get, that might be interesting to talk about on Paper 2.
This is a file created by former IB students who achieved exceptional scores in IB. This guide provides you with the fundamentals of English A Language and Literature course and how to answer each paper.
hi!! so this was just a practice essay we did (no time limit or anything). it's supposed to be like a paper 2 for Eng Langlit (I take HL), but its not quite the kind of question you'd get in the exam (you have to compare at least 2 of the texts studied). so, I guess its just a revision essay. our teacher still graded it as if it were an exam answer, though.
this gets just about a level 7, however my teacher noted that "there are several key points missing here, e.g. how Blanche tells lots of small lies, and why; how she tells the truth about deep issues; her past pain - watching relatives die, choosing desire; about Allan's death" ... and that I should "refer more to individual scenes to anchor your quotes" (I didn't quote the page / scene number for each quote).
This document provides a concise study guide, great for use in your IOCs, with an abundance of feminist readings of the character of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet. A range of perspectives are shared, including that of prominent literary critics and psychologists such as Jaques Lacan.