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What is the symbolism of the death of Candy's dog in John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'?

In John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men', the death of Candy's dog symbolises the loneliness of the ranch workers, and demonstrates that there is no place for affection or sentimentality in their lives...

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Examine the relationship between class and love in The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald presents class as a barrier to Gatsby and Daisy's relationship. It is revealed that Gatsby and Daisy did not marry because Gatsby sought to acquire wealth so that he could provide Daisy with th...

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"How do I start an essay?"

Before starting an essay, writing a brief plan is always useful - even if it is just a bullet pointed list. It is important to make sure your plan covers all of the relevant assessment objectives: AO1 (un...

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Compare how the barriers of love are presented in at least two texts you have studied.

Initially start off by making a mind map/plan comparing the ideas from two or more texts e.g. materialism and status over love (in poetry) or a family feud (Romeo& Juliet). Proceed to write the introd...

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"In Gilead, women are passive victims." In light of this view, examine Margaret Atwood's presentation of female characters in The Handmaid's Tale.

The Handmaid's Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a patriarchal near-future society. While the novel presents women as "passive victims", it also shows how women overcome this role....

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