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Year 13: Language and Literature
Transcript of Year 13: Language and Literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Theories of Talk
Pride and Prejudice
A Modest Proposal
The Bloody Chamber
The Passion of New Eve
The Handmaid's Tale
Oryx and Crake
The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night
Sense and Sensibility
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Merchant of Venice
Glengarry Glen Ross
Death of a Salesman
All My Sons
Discourse of Competition
Discourse of Community
Example of a Transformation Process
Of Mice and Men
Racism in the agricultural communities of 1930s America
The difficult decisions we have to make out of love for another
The Illusion of the American Dream
Instance in Text:
Crooks' segregation in the harness room (Opening of Ch. 4)
George shooting Lennie to prevent him being lynched (End of Ch. 6)
The harsh conditions in the bunk house (Chapter 2)
Possible Style Model:
A Martin Luther King-style soapbox address, using Crooks as an example.
A psychiatrist's report into the damage done to George by his actions.
A estate agent's report on the property in advance of the sale of the ranch.
Choose three themes
Choose three examples in Of Mice and Men
Choose three suitable text types
Choose three examples of these text types
Scenario: You attend a small private school called Fairview that has a long-standing reputation for honesty. Honesty and integrity are part of the school philosophy and everyone – administrators, teachers, and students – take this very seriously. For generations, the school has prided itself on using the honor system. In fact, a teacher can leave the room during an exam and feel assured that the students are not cheating. Cheating is considered an intolerable offense and any student caught cheating is immediately dismissed from school.
Recently, however, a teacher felt there was evidence of cheating on a senior final exam. A number of students received the same grade and got the same answers wrong. In general, the scores on this exam were higher than any other scores on the senior final exam in the school's history. The teacher, suspecting a class conspiracy, reported his findings to the administration, and a formal investigation began.
The class was informed that no one in the class would graduate if the cheaters did not turn themselves in, or if their fellow classmates did not turn them in. According to the honor code, protecting a guilty student is as bad as committing the offense. Each student was then interviewed separately by a panel consisting of the teacher, the dean, and the principal.
The list of questions each student was asked follows:
1. Do you understand that any untruth you tell this panel will result in your immediate dismissal from school and will affect your chances of getting into the college of your choice?
2. Do you understand that you will honor the school code, attend graduation with your head held high, and gain the deep respect of this panel by admitting anything you know about the cheating?
3. Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth during this interview?
4. Did you cheat on the senior final exam?
5. Do you have any knowledge of anyone in the class cheating on the senior final exam?
6. Have you ever cheated on an exam?
7. Do you associate with anyone who has ever cheated on an exam?
1692 New England, USA
Context 2: McCarthyism
Christopher Columbus is the first European to arrive in the Americas
Walter Ralegh attempts to settle a colony at Roanoke, N. Carolina
Slavery introduced in Colony of Virginia
The Mayflower sails 102 English passengers to settle in America.
Execution of Charles I leads to end of monarchy in England, establishment of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth of England came to an end with the restoration of King Charles II of England.
Salem witch trials
USA declares independence from Britain
English Civil War
American War of Independence
U.S. Civil War
Seven Southern states leave the Union, rejecting abolition of slavery
Southern states surrender to the North, ending the war
First World War
America joins the war against the German Empire, alongside UK, France, and Russia
America joins the war against the Axis powers, alongside Britain, the Soviet Union, and China
Second World War
Beginning of Cold War: USA and its Western allies vs. Soviet Union and its Eastern allies
Joseph McCarthy claims that 205 communists are secretly operating in the US State Department
HUAC is established, in an attempt to root out Communists
Arthur Miller writes The Crucible
HUAC investigates the Hollywood film industry; many refuse to name names, and so are sent to prison
Areas of Assessment
1. Explanation of question keywords, and thematic links across the play. (before the scene; in the scene; across the whole play.
2. Dramatic effects created by context and dramatic situation.
3. Dramatic effects created by use of literary, linguistic and rhetorical devices and conventions (including discourse conventions).
In the extract _______ conforms to/flouts ______'s convention of ________. By doing so, he/she reveals his/her_________, allowing Miller to personify dramatically ____________.
characteristic, linked to question
aspect of context