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Literary Genre in The Great Gatsby, All My Sons and I'm Not Scared for Leaving Cert Comparative #625Lab

"Authors can use various techniques to make settings real and engaging." #625Lab
The author took on the challenging literary genre question - and did so quite well! 
I have studied the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the play 'All my Sons' written by Arthur Miller, and the film 'I'm Not Scared' directed by Gabriele Salvatores. From studying these texts, it is obvious that the authors employ many literary and camera techniques to make their works real and engaging.

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The tool of narration is very powerful in making a story come to life and it is one that is used well in all three texts. 'The Great Gatsby' has the first-person narrator, Nick Carraway. He is an observer of the world but also a participant in it. We see everything as filtered through his account, and so this gives rise to the question of whether we can trust him or not. The use of a first-person narrat…

John Montague: Full Notes and Answer on Evocative Language to Express Empathy

“Montague makes effective use of evocative language to express a profound empathy with others.”

Discuss this statement, supporting your answer with reference to the poetry of John Montague on your course.

John Montague Full Notes and Answer on Evocative Language to Express Empathy


John Montague’s poetry offers a balanced perspective on human emotion told in a memorable way. I imagine John Montague as a very caring person: his poetry focuses on the most vulnerable in our society and their suffering in “The Wild Dog Rose” and “Like Dolmens Round My Childhood”. His warmth extends to other beings in “Killing the Pig”. The heart-wrenching narrative of his youth revealed through “The Locket” and “The Cage” is virtually free of blame; instead, it is full of kind understanding for the challenges his parents faced. The way these gentle feelings are presented is also beautiful: the attention to detail shown in his metaphors is striking. There is a distinct Yeatsian heritage in his love of Irish nature and culture. All the while, his poems are remarkably easy to read due to their clear intention and narrative structure.


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