Q. Describe life in the Boyle household as it is presented to us during Act I of Juno and the Paycock, (1-1 1/2 Pages A4)
2011 Theme or Issue Question. Plan thoroughly (including spider-gram/brainstorm, paragraph selection and introduction ideas)
Compare the theme of ‘Money’ in ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Citizen Kane’ in terms of Characters (Motivations etc.) Brainstorm exercise, 5 points per text is adequate.
How does Gatsby represent the American dream? What does the novel have to say about the condition of the American dream in the 1920s? In what ways do the themes of dreams, wealth, and time relate to each other in the novel’s exploration of the idea of America?
What moral vision do you think America had of itself after the First World War?
Essay due for completion next Tuesday (6th May)
“The study of a theme or issue can offer a reader valuable lessons and insights.”
(a) Identify and discuss at least one valuable lesson or insight that you gained through the study of a theme or issue in one text on your comparative