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    A theme explored by a number of texts is the concept many people

    A theme explored by multiple texts is the concept that many individuals wish to free themselves from the false reality with which they are managed by. This is because humans aren’t really satisfied and fulfilled except they’re free from management and oppression. This occurs in 1984 (1949) by George Orwell, Plato’s Allegory of The Cave […] More

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    Belonging in Strictly Ballroom and two related texts

    Explores the notion of belongers – people obsessed with belonging who prefer not to think for themselves. This Shows the pain felt by those excluded from the group, eg Fran. Fran: I understand. You’ve got your Pan Pacific’s to win and I’m back in beginners where I belong. Shows the disastrous effect conformity and fear […] More

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    In Gothic texts, women are either hopelessly submissive or significantly absent

    The novel Frankenstein is dominated with male characters amidst female characters often being used to fill minor roles. For a female character to be ‘hopelessly submissive’ we would expect the character was pre-determined to be passive with no chance of progressing from the ‘submissive’ role. However in Frankenstein we see female character such a Elizabeth […] More

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    How to differentiate literary texts

    Carter argues that there are six particular features which can help differentiate literary texts from others and that a literary texts will exhibit most or all of them. These features are medium independence, genre-mixing, semantic density, polysemy, displaced interaction and text patterning. (Carter, 1997, cited in Thornborrow, 2006, p.81-85) If I look at the first […] More