My perspective on the 2016 HSC English Advanced

I prepared my year 12 students for the following electives and texts this year. Section 1 –Intertextual Connections   PROSE FICTION AND FILM Virginia Woolf , Mrs Dalloway and Stephen Daldry The Hours   POETRY AND DRAMA John Donne, Sonnets and Margret Edson ,Wit   SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA AND NON FICTION William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar and Niccolo Machiavelli   PROSE FICTION …

Sample Essay Module A: Metropolis and Nineteen Eighty Four

1984 and Metropolis provide equally dystopic projections about our future and their context offers little bearing on their dystopia. Discuss.  Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis and George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (referred to as 1984 from here) both provide dystopic projections about a future where the corruption of power and the oppression of technology threaten humanity. However, 1984’s future …

Module C: Representing People And Politics -the Crucible And Dogville

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1953) Dogville (2003) directed by Lars von Trier THESIS: Effective representations of political acts reveal power as the driving force. A study of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Lars Von Trier’s Dogville provide with us with a window into the hidden and overt agendas of people in positions of power. Through authorial commentary, narrative voice …