• Passage references
• School book – bottom of page 128 (‘ From a safe…’) to bottom of page 129 (‘…he was sorry.’)
• Green and white book middle of page 156 ( ‘From a safe…’) to bottom of page 157 (‘…he was sorry.’)
1. How does Jenkins use weather to reflect the mood of this passage? (2)
2. How does the writer’s language convey Lady Runcie Campbell’s anger? (2)
3. How does the extract on page 129/ 156-7 ‘Neil did not know what to do or say’ to ‘…held it down.’ Convey the struggle within Neil? (4)
4. Why might you argue that Calum is a brave character in this extract? (2)
5. One of the main concerns of the text is the issue of class conflict. Referring closely to other parts of the text, show how this extract explores this issue. (10)
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Initially, in the opening chapter, Jenkins establishes the character of Calum for us as an innocent and good character, immediately highlighting the theme. Calum is considering the dilemma of helping the trapped rabbit:
The evident dilemma which the character is facing is made abundantly clear to us. Jenkins writes that he is conflicted as he does not want to damage his relationship with his brother but ultimately feels obliged to save the rabbit. This highlights the goodness in Calum as he does not wish to cause any trouble whatsoever. This links neatly to the theme of good vs. evil as it is clearly established, through this plot point, that Calum is a good person who personifies the moral issues we are faced with when it comes tour treatment of living things. However, the character of Duror presents a far different attitude towards the dilemma of how we treat other living creatures. From the very beginning of the text it is made evident to us that Calum represents good where Duror represent evil, highlighting one of the central concerns of the text early on.
Scottish Text Practice
Pgs 58 (bottom) and 59
I am developing my understanding of what is required of me in the Scottish text component of the exam.
This extract follows Duror’s attempt to climb the tree in chapter 5.
1. By referring closely to the first paragraph, analyse how Jenkins uses language to explore the development of Duror’s character. (4)
2. By referring closely to page 59, illustrate how the key theme of class conflict is developed. (4)
3. Explain why Neil’s ‘faith in his employer snapped.’ (2)
4. Neil’s words “Who does the lady think she is, that she orders us about like dogs?” clarify one of the central concerns of the text.
With reference to such features as setting, characterisation and narrative in this extract and elsewhere in the novel, discuss how Jenkins develops our understanding of this central concern. (10)
1.Why is this interesting that this is the first time we see Lady Macbeth since the banquet scene? How does her behaviour then contrast to her behaviour in this act?
2.Consider the following motifs; sleep, blood and hallucinations. Give evidence, with close analysis, to show how these motifs are prominent within this act. With reference to previous use of these motifs, show how they echo what has happened previously in this play.
3.What do these motifs show us about Lady Macbeth’s sanity?
4.How has Lady Macbeth’s attitude to what they have done changed? Choose a quotation from a previous act and, with close analysis, show the difference in her attitude now.
5.“Infected minds/ To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets. /More needs she the divine than the physician.” The doctor says this at the end. With reference to imagery and word choice, show how the doctor addresses the theme of downfall.
6. Macbeth is notably absent from his wife’s side, even though she is evidently ill. What does this suggest about their relationship? Look at previous evidence from the text to illustrate your point.
Question – How does Shakespeare explore the theme of ambition in acts 1 -3? In your response you MUST consider such features as dialogue, stage direction, theme, plot, imagery, character developement, character relationships and key scene.
Remember to link everything back to ambition.
Remember to use linking word, evaluative language and any specific language we’ve learned.
Remember to include at least 6 quotations.
Remember to structure you essay appropriately. Intro, main-body, conclusion.
New Higher Reading for UAE SQA Specimen Paper Trees
The following vocabulary featured in this paper. Do you know the meaning of these words?
Passage 1 Janice Turner ‘The Times’ 32 words
Passage 2 Colin Trudge 19 words
Now answer the following questions…
Of the 51 words, how many did you know?
How many were you able to work out from the context?
If you did not know many of the words, how can you understand the writer’s meaning?
How do you extend your vocabulary?
Compared to the other 70,000 Scottish young people who will sit National 5 English in 2015, how would you rate your vocabulary?
What can you do to compete with other pupils in your class, across our department, across the other 23 schools in North Lanarkshire, across the other 400 secondary schools in Scotland?
Read chapter 9-16
In a mimi-essay style, answer the following question.
How does Jenkins explore the issue of class conflict in chpater 1-9 of the novel.
You must have at least 6 quotations in your essay. Remember you are macro-analysis so you’re always mentioning character development, theme, plot, conflict etc.