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General Vision & Viewpoint Sample Answer: Success or Failure of a Central Character – Part 1

‘The general vision and viewpoint of a text can be determined by the success or failure of a central character in his/ her efforts to achieve fulfilment.’ In the light of the above statement, compare the general vision and viewpoint in the three texts you have studied on your comparative course.

The outlook of life in a text, known as general vision and viewpoint, is shaped by central characters’ primary concerns, which are conventionally centered around achieving a state of contentment. The central character’s journey through the text is focused on this task; thus when considering general vision and viewpoint... (More)

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General Vision & Viewpoint Sample Answer: Success or Failure of a Central Character – Part 2

General Vision and Viewpoint answer continued:

‘The general vision and viewpoint of a text can be determined by the success or failure of a central character in his/ her efforts to achieve fulfilment.’ In the light of the above statement, compare the general vision and viewpoint in the three texts you have studied on your comparative course.

As such individuals embark on their journeys they and their fellow characters will inevitably meet obstacles on the way to achieving fulfillment. The response to such situations reveals a bright or dark outlook which is determined by whether an individual is heartwarmingly willing... (More)

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Appeal of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry – Sample Essay

Write an essay on the appeal of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry

Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry is appealing for a variety of reasons. Her poetry is intertwined with her life, a depressing but interesting one that saw a troubled childhood, many countries and many awards for her poetry. Her celebrations of the ordinary are an unusual yet original quality, while her poetry has a unique style, with a fine combination of vivid imagery and concrete intense language. In addition to this her poetry lacks the monotony that often can be the detriment of a poet’s work; her poems have detailed descriptions of both... (More)

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Cultural Context: Identifying Elements of Comparative Genres From Your Texts

How the cultural context influences the outcome of the plots.

The Old Man and The Sea

The cultural context remains at the text’s end as the family unit’s lack of total dominance remains and Manolin acts independent of their wishes. As was established earlier, Manolin’s family instructed him to keep a distance from Santiago due to his being unlucky, however at the text’s end the boy decides to resume their partnership, indicating that the family unit now has no influence. When Manolin declares ‘Now we will fish together again’ Santiago refers to the earlier order of Manolin’s parents by remarking... (More)