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AS Level. The question is 'How does Shakespeare present The Fool in the play King Lear'
then DiScuss how Shakespeare presents the fool in it
writes about him.
your cock and go read the play.
scene that he appears in. Seriously, this is an easy question.
If you're only talking about what happens in the scene. You have to comment on language and structure too. And don't get into the habit of referring to the Fool as a person, rather than a character
I don't literally mean describe what is happening in each scene. I mean use a close reading as a platform to discuss other elements and gain a better understanding of the character.
expand on it.
explain every point you make.
and remember my essay wrting motto:
bullshit, bullshit, bullshit
i have discussed a couple of key scenes and introduced him and shown his relation to other characters and how they are like him, but that's it.
is he wearing clown shoes and face paint?
i wasn't asking for anyone to write the essay...just a couple of fresh ideas. Thanks wishpig
he's a rapper?
"^ this" your own posts!
Talk about the language he uses and is used about him, talk about where he appears in the play (structure of the play). And look up the mark scheme so you know exactly what you're being assessed on.
does someone want to write my 2500 word Heart Of Darkness coursework essay?
I'm not sure. I've had it for about 2 months now and I've just ignored it, and now I have two weeks to complete it... hang on...
It's something along the lines of "Some critics have claimed that Conrad puts forward a anti-imperialist point of view, but Chinua Achebe has argued that Conrad was a 'bloody racist'. DiScuss"
I'm more worried about the referencing than actually writing the essay.
Referencing is pretty easy, just reference as much as possible. Takes fucking ages mind.
I guess it's about whether a text reflects the writer's personal stance. Which is a pointless argument that goes round in circles. Have you read Things Fall Apart?
I have a 'learning diary' due in for thursday about Post Colonialism.
We were meant to write a response to every seminar and lecture and use it as a sort of scrap book type thing and add to it throughout the course, only no one has done that. The idea is for our tutor to track our learning processes but it clearly won't work like that.
I just went through the newspapers in the recycling pile and cut out any articles vaguely relating to poscolonialism, now I'm going to do some brainstorming and stuff.
I suppose it's like planning an essay without actually having to do anything formal and structured at the end of it.
But with a word limit of 3500.
orientalism. Which is apparantly the key text for the course.
How come you do exactly the same stuff as me?
sound identical to mine. Although I don't remember doing orientalism, the other stuff sounds familiar - Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart (never read either) and Edward Said and so on. English Depts are obviously running out of ideas!
I love that name written down. His his piece long? I might get hold of it over Easter.
Norton Anthology books? What are they? For secondary material we either get handouts or have to get stuff from the library.
as my first-choice author to specialise in next year (ahead of Woolf and Kafka). I've never read anything by him. Was this a good choice? I like modernism.
The theory and crit text book sounds really useful. Being very lazy I often don't bother reading secondary reading simply because of the effort of going to the library and stuff.
If I get any time I'll get some of his stuff out of the library over easter.
Nabokov would be good, I reckon. I very nearly put Chaucer but thought better of it at the last minute.
I just think it would be weird doing Chaucer in one seminar and then doing modernist women writers or somthing. I'd rather everything was vaguely comparable.
He is brilliant though.
are you at Sussex? That would explain why your course sounds so familiar!
Which courses are you doing? Is there still an EAM school? Which lecturers do ya have? (questions questions!)
literature 1919-present, post colonialism and language acquisition (this is a linguistics course which I was put on against my will - it's rubbish).
What is EAM?
It was one of the schools, when I was there. 1919-present was great! Who'd'ya have for it?
is EAM a separate department? I know people who do American Studies and other stuff combined...
I have Sophie Blanche.
When I was there you chose to do your subject in a particular School, and then you could pick your secondary courses from within it...
I'm single honours. I find it hard enough keeping up to date with what I have to do, let alone worrying about how other people's courses work.
I was single honours too, but I was able to do courses in Human Rights and Linguistics and stuff as part of my degree. Ah well, good luck with it!
actually I do that. Sorry, I'm really useless. I just look at my timetable and try to be at the right places at the right time. Sometimes essays have to be in at different places to other times but I don't really question why :)
is fantastic. Try Ill Seen Ill Said and The Lost Ones. I attribute my love of Beckett to understanding Sonic Youth.
I'm writing an essay on Diderot's 'La Religieuse' - lesbianism and Christ-like martyrdom. Its fun.
I did, here
is that it's bloody obvious but somebody needed to say it formally. like much boring but brilliant philosophy stuff.
I thought maybe it was something that you really need someone to explain to you, like Lacan or something.
does anyone want to write my 3000 word essay on the current laocoonic construct of contemporary art, AND my 1500 word essay on why Disneyland is the most successful installation piece of the 20th century?
Actually, don't, it sounds like fun.
at the moment i am in the middle of this essay
"With reference to no more than three artists, describe how postmodern artists reacted against or critiqued the idea of modernism"
i like art essays, even though it takes me a while to get round to them. Everyone else on the course complains about them (idjuts) but i joined the course so i could write more of them.
most of them are on pretty interesting subjects, it's just that you actually have to understand the subject to write a decent essay, which many people seem to be adverse to. Uh ohhh, here comes knowledge!
discuss why shakespeare presents him in that way, context etc...
Show that you have an awareness of the context in which Shakespeare was writing. What is the significance of the Fool, etc.
Its good there are people like you in my English class. It makes me look better when I get As in my essays.
Surely you've got piles of notes. I know I do. Not on that play though, before you bombard me with questions.
in King Lear is the only one who tells Lear the truth. Lear only allows him to do this because, being the Fool, everything he says is cloaked in ironing.
When Lear goes totally fucking batshit towards the end not even the Fool can help, hence why he doesn't appear in the latter part of the play.
because he's dead?
but no, he's not dead.
I hated King Lear when I did it for A Level, and have blanked most of it out of my memory.
in '99, still remember it. I had to do it without any help (I didn't even have the interweb back then), so you can do it too.