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English Literature

Sample question

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If you have worked through all the Revision Bites in this section, you will have an understanding of the context, plot, themes and characters in The End of Something. Now for some practice at putting all of these ideas together in the exam!

Preparation

Before you start, gather together all the notes you have made about the story: its context, plot, characters and themes. Re-read them, then have a go at this question:

Question
Discuss the use of symbols in The End of Something.

Remember, this is just a revision exercise. In the exam, you will have to compare two short stories from the anthology.

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this part of the paper, so divide your time up like this:

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  • Ten minutes planning your answer
  • Thirty minutes writing your answer
  • Five minutes checking your answer

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