English GCSE - Of Mice and Men Quote Bank (FULL). Categorised by theme, character and chapter.
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Asked by Lydia
How much more do i need for 600,000,000 to a billion
Asked by Myeshim
Romeo montague in act 1
In what context Myeshim? His character at the beginning? We can see that he is passionate from the beginning as he is pining for Rosaline, though it is a more heady infatuation as he forgets about her as soon as he sees Juliet. He can also be described as quick witted, but lets his emotions control him. Anger not just love.
Asked by Lola
How is corruption presented in animal farm by the pigs
These themes are explored through the events and characters in the novel, and are an allegory for the Russian Revolution. The theme of power, control and corruption is explored throughout the novel and is highlighted by the characters' relationships on the farm. Examples: 1) Mr Jones uses his power over the animals. It is suggested that Mr Jones uses physical violence to maintain control of the animals. ‘Bit and spur shall rust forever, Cruel whips no more shall crack’ They sing about the 'crack' of his whip in the song 'Beasts of England'. The song is about animals overthrowing man and being free which brings us to point two: 2) The animals use their own power to take control of the farm. They gang up on Mr Jones and his men and physically kick them off the farm. The pigs use the power of speech or rhetoric to maintain their control of the other animals. ‘...this sudden uprising of creatures whom they were used to thrashing and maltreating just as they chose, frightened them almost out of their wits’ The animals surprise the men with their 'sudden' change in behaviour - it frightens the men to see the animals using their power. Corruption: Orwell explores the idea of power leading to corruption. Many of the characters in the novel are eventually corrupted by the power they have as they manipulate their position of leadership to exploit other animals. Example: The pigs take charge and begin to control the other animals. Napoleon uses Squealer and the dogs to stop the animals' questions about the windmill. ‘Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further questions’ Between Squealer being so 'persuasive' and the dogs so 'threatening' the pigs control the animals by preventing them questioning their decisions. — It is important to remember that even though the novel is based on events that took place in 1917, these themes are still relevant today.
Asked by Lorna
I have my resit for English Lit in a month and I feel like I’ve forgotten everything, I’ve even lost my books with my annotations, I feel like I have so much to revise that I don’t know where to start. I got a 6 last time and this time I need an 8-9.
Hi- my top three tips for those grade 8-9 responses ✅ know shorter quotes that most students won’t use. Avoid the obvious ones e.g in Macbeth “A dagger I see before me.” ✅ provide a compelling introduction that sets out your argument “Most interpretations of Romeo and Juliet have seen it is a classic love, however, at its core, it is a deeply violent play in the context of political turmoil.” ✅ for AO3, move beyond historical and biographical context and into literary context. For example, to why can we consider The Prelude as a classic of the Romantic movement?
Asked by Kai
How is fear presented in a Christmas carol
Just to add to the other answers, we learn about scrooges prudent, restricted and of course “covetous” character in Stave 1. Him being merely obsessive over his affluence causes his fear of losing said wealth - a common theme in Victorian Society. This is heightened when the first apparition guides Scrooge on a journey into his past. Although initially Scrooge is nostalgic and filled with fond memories, we can sense his fear and dread, hence his suppression of these memories. Dickens purposely states that Scrooge “wept to see his poor forgotten self”. We can easily conceive that his fear comes from his contrition: knowing he has lost his friends, a fiancé and ultimately his family.
Asked by Jewel
In The Tempest how is Miranda presented in this quotation “Alas now, pray you / work not so hard … I’ll bear your logs”
In this scene Miranda offers to take the load which Ferdinand bears for him while he rests. She urges him not to work so hard, but he refuses her help. Both characters are presented as being selfless in the name of their love for each other. Miranda does not want Ferdinand to suffer, and Ferdinand views her as a 'precious creature' who cannot perform such physical labour. We see here, too, Miranda disobey her father - indicating a change in her character brough about by her newfound love for Ferdinand.