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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…

2018 Leaving Cert Timetable is here! 😬😅

Leaving Cert timetable 2019


Why is Politics and Society missing? 😬

"The inaugural examination in Leaving Certificate Politics and Society will be held in the 41 Phase 1 schools offering this subject. The date of this examination will be announced when the entries in these schools for the 2018 Leaving Certificate are known"

We also now know that the start date for the 2019 Certificate Examinations will be Wednesday 5 th June. Incidentally, our 2019 English notes are out today!

If you're looking for the timetables for the orals, here you go:

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