Our reading experience is heightened when we care about the fate of our protagonist Discuss the extent to which you agree We can’t empathise as we haven’t been through these situations, struggle to connect, loss of freedom, she is a women, had a kid, 33 years old, used to be a librarian, educated women, has […]

What is an experience and how does it shape us? The word experience has many meanings, it can refer to past events, present events, knowledge, and feelings that can then go on to define your personality. They are something that has happened to you but more importantly affected you in some way. It is defined […]

CHAPTER ONE: BENHAM HILL Put down the crayons. Sit down on the hard cold floor. Cross your legs, Fold your arms. Listen. It’s as if I don’t know my old self anymore. The one that would feel herself falling and welcome the feeling, embracing the liberty, detached from existence. Creativity feels like a lifetime ago, […]

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.” V for Vendetta, is a dystopian, anti- political piece of literature starring V, a freedom fighter seeking vengeance against a fascist government, as well as peace for London where the film is set. V […]

1st paragraph – Domino scene A rhythmic collapse of everything standing in the way of what could be peace in the world. introduce theatricalness of v’s character everything is connected irony directors intention of a peaceful world and what must happen before then symbolism/ dialogue 2nd paragraph – Fight scene v’s theatrical nature shows even […]

The first domino is laid down, we see v’s glove We see the masks being delivered, one to mr finch “700,000 at least” “I want everyone caught in one of those masks arrested” “Mr creedy I’m holding you personally responsible for this situation” “He knows us better than we know ourselves” “I suddenly had this […]

“This vial and unparalleled threat to our security” “Our enemy is an icidious one, seeking to divide us” “Bring him down” literally and figuratively The chancellor is describing himself “Justice will be swift, it will be righteous and it will be without mercy” Mr creedy “disgusting” fires the bullet “It’s time to have a look […]

  Continuously address 2 cinematography elements (examples of these) and how they work to address directors purpose Give audience response = correctly describe the effect for you Discuss how these reflect societal ideals/ thoughts/ opinions and possibly discuss times when we’ve seen this in history etc. At this point in the film, the combination of non- […]

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale explores the effect of a Puritan, conforming society on the characters Offred, Moira and Janine. Atwood has used three diverse female characters to show the spectrum […]

PLANNING Thesis: Control is used as a form of character oppression in Gilead as a warning for our society. Control of sexuality oppressed Moira’s character   Control through fear oppressed Offred’s character I wait. I compose myself. My self is a thing I must now compose, as one composes a speech. What I must present […]