Let's get started. The key words in this one are fairly self-explanatory. So, in my exam, I was lucky enough to be able to write a Text Response and a Reading and Comparing essay on topics very similar to essays I had already written. Thatâs whyÂ The QueenÂ is a film about change on several fronts,Â the first dynamic response from the public, The Queen abandoning royal tradition and acquiescing to public demand, and how all this happens within months ofÂ Tony Blairâs new premiership. Here are the characters, in order of how much they speak in the play. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Now consider Isabella - she has power too, but a different kindâ¦ Also consider characters who have little to no power - Mistress Overdone, Pompey etc. Fate. Maybe heâs asking, âwho are we to judge?â, since we all do questionable things sometimes. Take this with a grain of saltâsheâs kind of my favourite characterâbut the time and energy she invests in the Station Eleven comics are arguably the most valuable investment of the novel. It saves time and it can ensure that the quality of your writing under exam conditions match up to your actual ability. So how does this shape your views and values? You can also re-use the structure of your introduction to save time coming up with a new one. • Les liaisons dangereuses, lettre 81 : commentaire, • Les liaisons dangereuses : fiche de lecture, • La Princesse de Clèves, incipit, « La magnificence et la galanterie… » [lecture linéaire] The best place to do both of these is in a body paragraph â it weaves in seamlessly and allows for a good amount of analysis, among other reasons! Achebe shows the violence, dehumanization, and discrimination vulnerable groups experience in Umuofia due to the rigid adherence to tradition and superstition. The photographs that Kirsten finds along her journey depict Arthur shielding Miranda from the paparazzi and spending time with his son, and these are lasting memories of his virtues which havenât been destroyed by the Flu. He spends most of the play posed as a holy man, even though he is not. Youâll often find that study guides begin with a section on historical context. The prophecy is fulfilled and the witches' power is proved to be genuine. This leads to dire consequences for the Greeks as they lose many men in battle and are forced to retreat to their ships after the Trojans successfully turn the tide of the battle. Wondering where to go from here? These ideas are really explored in the friendship between Frank and Elsa, who are both on the cusp of adolescence. Also, it is important to pay attention to your subject verb agreement. • Marie, Apollinaire : commentaire I will be explaining some basic dos and donâts of writing an essay on The Golden Age, providing a model essay as an example. Clashes of culture and morality occur, and as the British make the Igbo more dependent on them through introducing trade and formal education, the Igbo way of life is continually undermined. En quoi Hernani est-il un héros tragique ? [vidéo], • Mémoires d’Hadrien, incipit : lecture linéaire Certainly, there are enough coincidences in the novel for this theory to be valid; even just Kirsten and Tyler both having copies of Station Eleven and both acting under the influence of Arthur is so coincidental. Note that, given Mandelâs ambivalent commentary about modern society, not all that was lost is badâthe credit card embodies the materialism and consumerism that drive our world today, and shedding it may be construed as a form of liberty, in fact. The Duke says this after pardoning Angelo (Act 5, Scene 1, Line 539), âpray thee take this mercy to provide for better times to comeâ - The Duke pardons murderer Barnadine, asking him to use it to do better. Are you ready for part 2 of the Shakespeare train? Authors use much of what theyâve obtained from the world around them and employ this knowledge to their writing. • Le lion et le moucheron : commentaire (Act 1, Scene 5, Line 3-4), âLord Angelo is precise, stands at guard with envy, scarce confesses that his blood flows, or that his appetite is more to bread than stone.â - The Duke talks about how unhuman Angelo is. Consider Londonâs use of imagery, portraying her as an angelic figure. Prose is language in its ordinary form, with no metre. I would highly recommend you build your own personal word bank for each of the writing section and re-use those words as many times as possible so those words stay engrained in your mind, making it much easier for you to look for words to write under exam condition. Due to the range of different onset stories, each of the children and their families in The Golden Age face a different struggle with their identity. The exploration of the female characters in this play are very interesting, and kind of sad. • Les deux coqs : commentaire Simply fill in the form below, and the download will start straight away. Immediately, if you write on this prompt, you must know Arthur pretty damn well! )Vous tous, soyez témoins. (Sigh, humans just canât get it right.) • Candide, chapitre 3 : commentaire • Le vieillard et les trois jeunes hommes : commentaire It is so vital that you donât give the examiner an opportunity to take away marks because they have to reread certain parts of your essay due to poor expression and grammar. Read our modern English translation of this scene. Everyone had a place in the hierarchy, and there was little movement between the classes. C’est un des exercices clés du bac de français. After heâs calmed down, heâs accepting of death), a little dumb (he speaks a lot of malapropisms - hilariously using similar but incorrect words), not like Pompey (Pompey is a clever poor man, while Elbow is a policeman whoâs a little bit all over the place), dedicated (still in love with Angelo even though he called off their engagement because her dowry was lost), a willing accomplice (participates in the bed-trick), poor (sheâs a prostitute, who fears for her livelihood when Angelo announces heâs destroying all the brothels), good hearted (kept Lucioâs secret. Everyone from the almighty Duke to a lowly prostitute has committed potentially immoral acts. Yes, sad but itâs a fact. Mistress Overdone is a pitiable prostitute. Countless students ask me every year, âWhat do I do when thereâs a quote in the prompt? A firm believer in the law, Angelo thinks heâs doing the right thing and teaching Claudio a lesson by punishing him. One could say the playwright is a master chef; he mixes tales of the human condition and experience and asks us to question people and ideas. • Les liaisons dangereuses, lettre 48 : analyse This is an interesting theme. Il ne peut plus revenir en arrière. Without strength in unity, the Ibo are vulnerable to further encroachment of British control in their other institutions. His nature is too strict. • Le Malade imaginaire, acte 1 scène 7 (lecture linéaire) How do characters from The Golden Age learn, grow and mature as the novel takes its course? Hernani protège sa retraite. • Fêtes galantes (1869), • Verlaine : biographie, œuvres, mouvement [fiche auteur] Good luck! or "Maloufâs constant use of the present voice and the chapter divisions allow the metaphor of time to demonstrate the futility and omnipresence of warâ¦". He also sees his wifeâs mere act of questioning as disrespect, as evidenced through the ways in which he implies that she is overstepping her role. This can be achieved by discussing metalanguage â language that describes language (read my blog post about it here). • Le rouge et le noir, portrait de Julien Sorel, chapitre 4 [lecture linéaire] • Essais, « Des cannibales », Ils ont leurs guerres contre les nations This is a heartbreaking disappointment to Okonkwo. Because she was so young when it happened, many of the traumas she experienced have been erased by her mind, and she struggles to piece together what she lost in a quest for identity and meaning, largely driven by her vague memories of Arthur. Reading and Creating is assessed in Unit 1 (Year 11) and Unit 3 (Year 12). In actual fact, their interactions are permeated by a sense of innocence. Let us briefly consider 2 ideas. L'impératif "Poursuivons", "Suivons le roi", montre que les deux hommes veulent agir. • Le Malade imaginaire, acte 3 scène 5 (lecture linéaire) Once you know this, you can assume that each example you brainstorm has to be relevant to the specific character named in the prompt in some way. However, once she threatens to tell everyone about his vile demand, he speaks bluntly; âWho will believe thee, Isabel?â (Act 2, Scene 4, Line 163). • L’évadé : analyse, • Candide, chapitre 1 : commentaire Basically, he says a woman can only be those 3 things. Since Vienna is a religious place, consider the divine justice system (ie. Achebe depicts a comprehensive and sustaining social, spiritual, economic, agricultural, and legal order. 10. Often it cannot be reduced to any formula, any one question, since human life is too complex to be so neatly simplified.â. In fact, the current VCAA study design demands that one of his texts must be on the text list. Why is it that we can automatically distinguish between a protagonist from an antagonist? Conclusion Ainsi, cette scène 3 de l'acte II de Hernani mêle l'intrigue amoureuse et politique, mais l'affrontement donne à voir deux hommes habités par un sens de l'honneur qui les rend sublimes et qui préfigurent la suite. Paragraph 1: Frank Gold yearns for mature, adult love, not recognition from onlookers or outsiders, Paragraph 2: Ida Gold does not seek recognition from Australia, but love and validation from herself, Paragraph 3: Albert requires love from a specific kind of relationship â family, and Sullivan may view love from his father as pity which he rebukes. • Pierre et Jean, chapitre 1 : commentaire, • Le Malade imaginaire, acte 1 scène 5 (lecture linéaire) Itâs important to acknowledge what was going on in the world during the writing of a text. Frankâs parents, Hungarian Jews, and war refugees who come to Australia to cleanse them of their pasts and to have a fresh start; some of this is purely by circumstance, but there are parts of their past that they willingly and actively eschew e.g. From what Iâve seen from my and other studentsâ experience, the best way to upgrade your word bank for your essays is to slowly word up from what you already know. Damn girl! These ABC components are: Although this is something that might be a little more text-specific, the main takeaway of todayâs video is to be flexible in how you mentally arrange a textâs plot. Take a look at our study guide below! • Veni, Vidi, Vixi : lecture linéaire In short, a problem play presents lots of complications and issues that are open to different ethical interpretations. Le titre complet de ce drame romantique écrit par Victor Hugo est Hernani, ou l'Honneur castillan. Wait, who? Itâs an appearance vs reality (ooh another theme!) So, why is any one theme an important theme? In this piece, weâll only discuss one or two authorial messages. Is it preferable to remember everything youâve lost, or be ignorant of it all? âMeasure for Measureâ truly is an incredible text. Taking a minute or two before each essay will be your lifesaver when youâre mid-way through your exam and start second guessing yourself. Maybe this is what it means to be human. The Golden AgeÂ is primarily a tragic tale of isolation. Tip: You can download and save the study guides for your own study use! However, our novice nun, who is obsessed with virtue and chastity, agrees to and takes part in the bed-trick, a deception that is not particularly Christian. I think so too! âTo learn more about A+ essays, you should also have a read of 10 easy English points you're missing out on. âExquisiteâ is a much more poetic sounding term than âvery prettyâ and âdauntingâ is better than âhardâ. Victor Hugo est né à Besançon. Do you agree? In terms of mentally rearranging elements of the story, it might be worth noting here how his bad traits manifested in his son, Tyler. Your two unique marks from these examiners will be combined, with 20 as the highest possible mark. The suburban setting ofâRear Windowâ reinforces the sense of confinement and suspicion rampant during the 1950s. • La biographie de Charles Baudelaire [vidéo] Understanding the different types will help you move beyond a 'basic' one-size-fits-all structure. - As the story unveils (C), it (S) becomes (V) more difficult for the audience to sympathise with the titular character (O) due to his many flaws (C). • Essais, « De l’institution des enfants » : commentaire • Gargantua, « L’abbaye de Thélème » (chapitre 57) : analyse • Tartuffe, Molière [fiche de lecture] Things Fall Apart is about the connection between the tragic downfall of Okonkwo, who fate and temperamental weakness combine to destroy, and the destruction of his culture and society as the Igbo way of life is assailed by forces they do not understand and are unprepared to face.Â, The first part of the novel presents the traditional world of the Ibo with specificity and vibrancy. By pointing out some of the weaknesses of the Ibo tradition, Achebe in no way excuses or justifies colonial domination or diminishes the pain and tragedy of the cultural erasure that occurred. How can the context of a film be utilised to add complexity to an analysis? - In particular, the protagonist (verb) (object), which enables the audience to (verb). The general guide is 60 minutes on Text Response, however it is up to you exactly how much time you decide to dedicate to this section of the exam. This is just an example. • La Princesse de Clèves, le vol du portrait (« La Reine Dauphine faisait faire des portraits » ) [lecture linéaire] This means that you should be discussing the prompt, not blindly agreeing with it. When polio first crippled her, she found herself unable to give water to the brumbies in her desert town. It worked really well for me as a safe guard because I have a history of freaking out and underperforming in exams. • La cour du lion : analyse 1. • Tartuffe, acte 3 scène 3 : analyse Enter my golden strategy - the THINK and EXECUTE strategy. DON RUY GOMES :Alors, comme aujourd'hui, te laisseras-tu faire ? It was a tumultuous time when Shakespeare penned âMeasure for Measureâ in 1604. Isolation in The Golden Age exists in many oppressive forms. She interrogates central questions about human society, inviting readers to consider what human qualities can endure even an apocalypse, what qualities are timeless. Faites-en bon usage ! Each heading represents a broad, ongoing issue, and under it are more specific debates within each issue. Okonkwo is shown to be more aggressive than other Igbo men and is continually criticized and rebuked by the village for his violence and temper. For instance, instead of saying âthe writer makes the audience sympathise with the characters, you can say âthe writer compels the audience to sympathise with the charactersâ. Mais veux-tuM'employer à venger ta nièce et sa vertu ?Ma part dans ta vengeance ! For instance, London gives Frank a voice that is wise beyond his years, yet uses it to tell a tender story of first love. • Pantagruel, chapitre 8, « Lettre de Gargantua à Pantagruel » : analyse, • Gargantua, Rabelais [fiche de lecture BAC], • Phèdre, acte I scène 3 : commentaire If youâve got a bit of extra time every week to work in your vocabulary, I recommend using the following books: - Cambridge English Vocabulary in Use (Elementary or Intermediate): This book is suitable for students whose English is not yet fluent and proficient. Their struggle to adjust is evoked through symbols - for instance, black cockatoos, which represent a âhomely, comfortingâ omen to locals, sound âmelancholy [and] harshâ to Ida. Start off with a simple paragraph and you will see your writing get better after every time you edit or rewrite your paragraphs. Achebe recognises that the colonial encounter which led, swiftly and seemingly inevitably, to the disintegration of Ibo culture revealed its profound weaknesses. D'autre part Don Carlos prend en charge une partie de l'intrigue scène 1 (v5 à 11): Doña Sol fiancée à un vieux seigneur aime un jeune cavalier. She tells the stories of these various children, their families, and their caretakers, focusing on FrankGold and Elsa Briggs, the young protagonists who are just starting to develop romantic feelings for each other. Iâm sure youâve heard of TEEL countless times since year 7. Perhaps he is pointing out the injustices of the patriarchal system, or how uncertain a womanâs life was in his contemporary time. L'alexandrin est rompu avec deux affirmations décisives : "Je t'appartiens. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. • Spleen et Idéal [vidéo] Here's a compilation of all the ones we've covered so far: Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Women of Troy by Euripides (Don Taylor's version), Old/New World Selected Poems by Peter Skrzynecki. Also, you can explore how the actions of characters donât occur in isolation â theyâre almost always interrelated. jeez just about everyone! Sounds like something that'd help you? • Hymne à la Beauté : commentaire (Just try not to overcook it, like I have done with this soup metaphor). In this paragraph, weâve considered three different characters, whereas a lot of people writing on this text might just do a character per paragraph, so this is a good way to really show the examiners that youâve considered the full extent of what the book offers. London develops this character and gives him a backstory - he has âjust turned eighteenâ and had been the âprefect [and] captain of the rowing team.â This gives readers an idea of the life he might have had if not for the tragedy of his condition. Iâve picked some that I think are interesting to talk about, but feel free to experiment with others as well! Burr - those little brown prickly things that get stuck to you. Writers only get better by actually writing. Angelo doesn't lust after Isabella), but it doesn't change the thing (ie. This image of âLisaâ in the negative literally symbolises Jeffâs negative perception of his girlfriend Lisa at the beginning of the film. When you think about post-apocalyptic science fiction stories, what kind of thing comes to mind first? Hernani est le fils d’un homme qui fut décapité sur ordre du père de Don Carlos, il s’est promis de venger la mort de son père. Letâs start with a brief overview of why you need to know the historical context. - Set in a patriarchal society (C), Women of Troy (S) warns (V) the audience of the detrimental consequences of wars and the ways in which innocent bystanders are affected by them (O). This exchange with Banquo is the last time Macbeth is honest in the play. âOut, damned spot!â How does Shakespeare explore the burden of a guilty conscience in Macbeth? Regarde ma méthode du commentaire composé. Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Othello, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. DON RUY GOMES :Ô malédiction ! As you can see, it sounds silly, and some of the words donât even make sense. • La Princesse de Clèves, l’aveu au mari [lecture linéaire] Fais-moi cette grâce !Et s'il faut embrasser tes pieds, je les embrasse !Suivons le roi tous deux. Who run the world? I know youâve probably heard the âself-careâ talk many times, so from student to student, let me sum it up for you: For the 1000th time - sleep! In a fierce battle between the two greatest Trojan war warriors, Hector was killed. ALSO, he dies of natural causes. They, like Angelo, succumbed to lust and slept together before they were officially married. Il y a des témoins, les portraits, et les deux hommes se serrent la main. Though they, and many of the other children, have faced much hardship and misfortune, London tells a story of hope and human connection in times of misery. Iâm not sure she really answers this one, to be honest. After men in another village kill a woman from Umuofia, a boy named Ikemefuna is given to Umuofia as compensation and lives in Okonkwoâs compound until the Gods decide his fate. Lisez ce Archives du BAC Commentaire d'oeuvre et plus de 244 000 autres dissertation. Was it immoral for the Duke to pretend to be a holy friar? 4. â[I would be] a fox, following a Palomino.â How do animals such as these contribute symbolically to The Golden Age? Fuelled with rage and grief over Patroclusâ death, Achilles agrees to fight once again for the Greek army, much to Agamemnonâs pleasure. Thank you! Hitchcockâs decision to use Greenwich Village as the backdrop of the film links its image of human suffering to the failed vision of American progressivist culture. (Ils se serrent la main. Here we see her flaw is that her thinking is too singular and blinkered. • Le procès des Fleurs Du Mal [vidéo] Once in their camp, Priam falls to his knees and pleads Achilles for the body of his son. All Rights Reserved. (Act 2, Scene 2, Line 123), âThey say best men are moulded out of faults, and for the most become much more the better for being a little badâ - Mariana pleads to Isabella to support her in begging the Duke to pardon (her new husband) Angelo. The partial alliteration of âsmotherâd in surmiseâ and the antithesis of ânothing is but what is notâ makes this notion seem again, particularly seductive to the audience. a young girl in the hospital who is quite close to Elsa (almost in a sisterly way)âhow have they developed this relationship, and how does this relate to the theme of unity/companionship/human connection? It also asks us, âWho is to blame?â Are men solely responsible for the maltreatment or are there other causes to their suffering? - From the outset of the (text type), the writer presents (characterâs name) as (adjective), (verb +ing) the audience to (verb). • Dictionnaire Philosophique, Article « Torture » : Voltaire Preparation is a vital component in how you perform in your SACs and exam so itâs always a good idea to find out what is your best way to approach assessments. Maybe an alien invasion, Pacific Rim style monsters perhaps, and almost always the mad scramble of a protagonist to stockpile resources and protect their loved ones from the imminent chaos and destructionâthese are tropes which are tried and tested in this genre. En quoi consiste le pacte et pourquoi est-il conclu ? Le roi devient un ennemi commun. • Les obsèques de la lionne : commentaire Hernani devient une partie de Don Ruy Gomez. • Les Fausses confidences, acte 3 scène 13 Regardless, we do see enough of Lucioâs character to learn that heâs not a very nice person. ", For more information on context and authorial intent in VCE English, read Tim's blog: J.K. Rowlingâs Twitter: Context and Authorial Intention in VCE English. Example: Arthur Millerâs play The Crucible (S) is (V) an allegory for the McCarthyism trials (O).â. Discuss. How do we balance the two to deliver the right punishment/lack thereof? HERNANI :Écoute.La vengeance au pied sûr fait moins de bruit en route.Je t'appartiens. For example, "in Harry Potter, by describing the protagonist Harry as 'brave', the author JK Rowling exhibits the idea of how possessing bravery when making tough choices or facing challenges is a strong and positive trait.". amplify the cataclysmic effects of such behaviours on the society), the write (TECHNIQUE) This in turn/ thereby/ therefore (EFFECTS ON READERS) as EVIDENCE e.g. Iâll show you how with examples for both Ransom and The Queen in this video. Consider writing a few sentences of your essay from a feministâs perspective. Replacing words like âmakeâ with words like âcompelâ improves your writing because unlike the first sentence which only mentions how the audience feel, the second sentence also focuses on the writerâs intention as the writer is using force or pressure to ensure the audience feels obliged to sympathise with the characters. They also take on meanings of death, and in particular, the final airplane that landed at Severn City Airport, quarantined with people still on board, represents the difficult decisions that have to be made in order to survive. Itâs also worth thinking about the âlow-livesâ and poorer characters. Along with heightened political surveillance followed the allure of voyeurism; just as Jeff is contained to his wheelchair, and can merely gaze through his rear window into his wider world - the courtyard, so were Americans during the Cold War; expected to only âgazeâ, and leave all the âinvolvement and engagement to the politiciansâ. Some very religious characters include Isabella and Angelo. Of 20 named characters, only 5 are women. In fact, the ideas and themes that are evoked in his plays are universal and timeless; pertinent to his contemporary counterparts, as well as todayâs audience. • L’albatros, Baudelaire : analyse Firstly, contextualise the quote in your essay and try to use it in your analysis in some way. There is a lot to unpack here. âHitchcockâs use of film techniques offers an unnerving viewing experienceâ. The anti-colonial position and purpose of the novel is powerfully clear. For example, say my topic is âMedea is symbolic of the intelligent woman caged in by the patriarchyâ, my plan might look like this: While that may not make much sense to you, as the person writing the essay it helps me remember what my key points are, which is incredibly helpful if you start feeling overwhelmed. It is always better to expand your vocab from what you already know rather than learning completely new words with new meanings you have never seen before. In some cases, you might say that theyâve transcended or risen above their tragedies, and become stronger for it. • L’Homme et la mer, Baudelaire It is also important to note that there is no fast-track way to improve your writing because memorizing a deck of vocabulary flashcards or a Quizlet topic will not get you what you want regardless of how good your memory is. Within each class, men were considered superior to women. HERNANI (lui présentant le cor qu'il ôte de sa ceinture) :Écoute, prends ce cor. • Quand vous serez bien vieille : analyse, • Cyrano de Bergerac, acte V scène 5 : analyse Ils sont tout à coup du même côté. Also, feel free to check the video below; it breaks down an analytical prompt for this text. This quote exemplifies societal expectations on men to be strong, powerful and fearless leaders who never show emotions. The Iboâs cultural lack of self-apprehension meant they could not adjust their traditions to save themselves. • La terre est bleue comme une orange : commentaire Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive in the nine villages and beyond. The Keys To English Fluency And Proficiency, Understanding Ransom and The Queen context to achieve A+, Oral Presentation Topics 2020 - Scott Morrison, Greta Thunberg and Lizzo. Compare the following sentences: WRONG: Hecuba and Helen is both responsible for the Fall of Troy. Plus, in our EAL exams, we rarely need to use any other tenses aside from the present tenses anyway. Your text response SAC is in two weeks. The monarchy needs to stay in the publicâs favour, lest the end of the institution. Dianaâs despair and requests to be left alone remained unanswered, so when the paparazzi chased her to her death in 1997, theÂ public response was emphatic. This internal tension is epitomized in the character of Okonkwo, discussed below.Â Â. Le texte débute sur l'annonce à Hernani que Doña Sol a été livrée au roi. For each Area of Study, I have a revision document that contains the following: For example, prior to my text response SAC on Euripidesâ play Medea, I prepared a writing formula that can be applied to all of my Medea essays that look something like this:â, Introduction: Set in a patriarchal society, Euripidesâ tragedy Medea expounds the intricate concepts of (theme) through the (characterization of the protagonist/ depiction the norms that pervade the Hellenic society/ vilification of Jason/ victimization of Medea/ portrayal of Medea as the archetypal woman). How lovely! Okonkwo is warned that killing Ikemefuna, his surrogate son, is the âkind of action for which the goddess wipes out whole familiesâ (p.49).This demonstrates the clanâs belief that the goddessâs (or fateâs) punishments are not arbitrary but the result of individual action (Chapter 8).