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A2 Lit B context question

Discussion in 'English' started by readingsez78, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Hi,
    In the A2 lit B exam, how is context assessed? Do students have to comment on context of production and reception as they do in course work? Cheers
  2. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    They need to read the question carefully, but literary context is very important and should be integral to the response. Literary context is the focus of the module.
    Historical context needs to be approached with care. 'Angela Carter was writing in a patriarchal society' isn't going to get many marks. Nor is describing 'Dr Faustus' or 'Macbeth' as typically Gothic texts. Comments on the contemporary views of the supernatural will, however - as will a contrast with modern interpretations of the supernatural.

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