Topic: “A tale of a man divided against himself” How far do you agree that The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are explorations of the duality of human nature?
exam board is AQA English Literature B. Please don’t forget point, evidence, effect, analysis, link. This exam board includes the gothic genre, so please use the gothic motifs, for example, the supernatural, the abhuman, the other, uncanny, eerie etc.
Below are my assessment objectives, so please meet the requirements of these.
These are my assessment objectives upon which the paper will be marked:Band 5 (21 – 25 marks)
AO1 use of appropriate critical vocabulary and well structured argument expressed accurately
AO1 relevant with sharp focus on task/ detailed knowledge and understanding of texts
AO2 exploration of several features of form and structure with evaluation of how they shape meanings
AO2 exploration of several aspects of language with evaluation of how they shape meanings
AO3 detailed and evaluative discussion of connections between texts
AO3 clear consideration of different interpretations of texts with evaluation of their strengths and
weaknesses and with significant supportive references
AO4 detailed exploration of contexts of reception
AO4 detailed exploration of possible contexts of production
Band 6 (26 – 30 marks)
AO1 use of appropriate critical vocabulary and technically fluent style/ well structured and coherent argument
AO1 always relevant with very sharp focus on task and confidently ranging around texts
AO2 exploration and analysis of key features of form and structure with perceptive evaluation of how they
AO2 exploration and analysis of key aspects of language with perceptive evaluation of how they
AO3 detailed and perceptive understanding of issues raised in connecting texts
AO3 perceptive consideration of different interpretations of texts with sharp evaluation of their strengths and
weaknesses and with excellent selection of supportive references
AO4 excellent understanding of contexts of reception with detailed links between context/text/task
AO4 excellent understanding of possible contexts of production with detailed links between context/text/
When it comes to using resources please use the York notes advanced for the picture of dorian gray, and jekyll and hyde notes online, but please do not use complicated sources, just simple sources easily accessible for a student of my age. Also i have to include different interpretations, so when including a different interpretation, please do not make it complicated, merely write, i.e. a freudian analysis may be…or would lend itself to say that…. . Different interpretations also include my interpretation and my reading of the text, but i would suggest a psychoanalytic reading, freudian analysis, darwinian theory also. If it possible to drop in a marxist or feminist subtly please do. But do not overboard it with information. Please use critics from York Notes Advanced for Dorian Gray. A very well structured essay please, which i know you do well anyway!
When it comes to research, please research as much as you can on the novels. However I wouldn’t like too many references at all. Very little references, but sources for research yes! Please if you choose a reference do it to a year 13 standard reference, no references of university level please!
Also i write in a certain way, so i will send you the way i write so you can do it as similar to me as possible. Please, i repeat please do not use overly complicated terms, just simple, clear and precise sophisticated language which is straight to the point. I would like a clear point at the beginning of every paragraph please. Furthermore i have started the essay already, so i will send you the parts that i have started, as i have a bit of a plan for what i would like to do.
When there is a literary technique, please identify this, for example if there is i.e. a metaphor, simile, pathetic fallacy, juxtaposition, synesthesia, etc.
I kind of have a bit of an essay plan which i will send through also. Also please do not worry if it exceeds 3 pages, as the max would be 2000 words.
(I really hope you can do my essay for me, you were very prompt and easy to work with on a previous essay!)