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For Carol Ann Duffy (Mean Time) I have managed to find loads of notes on the majority of the poems but not the following. I was wondering are there any revision notes on the internet for the following poems:
Stafford Afternoons, Brothers, Welltread, The Good teachers, Like Earning a Living, The Cliché Kid, Pluto, Beachcomber, Caul, Away and See, Drunk, Oslo, First Love, Sleeping, Steam, Fraud, Disgrace, Room, and the Windows. Thank you very much, any help is appreciated as I am studying the English Literature AS on my own.
I will be in year eleven when I go back to school this week and I am totally stuck on my statistics coursework. We only started statistics at the very end of last year and I don't feel as though I know enough to be able to do this coursework. There doesn't seem to be anything on the internet that will help me. What should I do?
Do you know of any internet web sites which i will be able to practise revision questions on. Please reply soon as my exam is on thursday.
I am doing revision. I would like to have some notes and comments on the book on general. It is hard to understand the text just by reading it yourself. So if you can, please help me. I'am going to sit for the exams in about 1 month.
Thanking you in advance.
The last 30 or 40 years have seen major changes in family life in industrial and postindustrial
countries. The formation and break-up of relationships is one area of change. In
the UK, the number of first marriages has halved since the 1970s and the number of
divorces has risen about six-fold since 1961. Meanwhile, cohabitation has been rising
rapidly since the 1980s and is set to account for about half of all unmarried adults by 2021.
Childbearing and childrearing is another area of change. Forty per cent of all births now
occur to unmarried women, while about three in ten children grow up in either a
reconstituted family or a lone parent family (usually female-headed). Women are also now
having fewer children than in the past.
However, changes such as the increased numbers of divorces, lone parent families or births
outside marriage do not necessarily mean that the family is in decline.
About three-quarters of married or cohabiting women in the UK are now working, as
against less than half in 1971. Some sociologists argue that this trend towards both partners
working is leading to more equal relationships. For example, Jonathan Gershuny found that
men whose wives worked full-time did significantly more domestic work than men whose
wives did not. He explains this trend in terms of a gradual change in values and role models
and argues that couples are adapting to more women working full-time by sharing domestic
tasks more equally. However, he found that men and women still take responsibility for
Gershuny’s view is an optimistic one, similar to Willmott and Young’s “march of progress”
view that conjugal roles are becoming more symmetrical. Rosemary Crompton accepts
Gershuny’s findings. However, she explains them differently, in terms of women’s earning
power rather than changing values.
(e) Examine the different functions performed by the family for individuals and for society.
(f) Using material from Item 1B and elsewhere, assess the effect upon couples’ relationships
of women’s involvement in paid work. (20 marks)
3. a) Explain the bible's concept of God's goodness
b) "The bible's concept of God's goodness is weak" Discuss.
This question seems quite tricky so I wonder if you ould ive me some advice on it. Thanks.
I am currently revising for my AS's, and have done an exam question for English as a part of my revison, under timed conditions. Could you grade this when you have read it, thanks. 20-16A, 15-14B, 13-11C, 10-9D, 8-7E, 6-1U. I think this is proabaly a C at the moment, what can I do to get it up to a B or even an A. (p.s. I haven't added in as much quoats as I would have liked to, because of the time limit, 1h)
Q. What have you fond interesting about the ways Chaucer satirises the code of Courtly Love in the Miller’s Prologue and Tale?
In the Miller’s tale, Geoffrey Chaucer satires the codes of Courtly Love; what is interesting to us is that Nicholas and Absalon behave like Courtly lovers, to win over Alison’s heart.
Absalon is Alison’s admirer. He is very effeminate in nature; he cannot abide bad odours and crude behaviour. Absalon works in a church and is also a hairdresser. When Absalon sings to Alison outside her house, at night, the audience see language of a Courtly lover.
‘Now, deere lady, if thy wille be,
I praye youw that ye wole rewe on me,’
The use of Courtly language here intensifies his passion and determination to be with the elegant flamboyant Alison.
Nicholas, on the other hand, is perceived as a clever witty man, who is John’s lodger. Nicholas is seen as a juxtaposition to Absalon in many ways, through personality and physical appearance. For it is Nicholas, Alison is interested in, not Absalon.
Furthermore, Chaucer emphasizes the wealthy landed gentry; people of good social standing. Alison is in fact, not the highest of the social hierarchy; she is just good enough for a ‘yeoman’. He only married John, because he had money and had a house. The love between John and Alison is not real love. Chaucer makes the love in the Miller’s tale a parody, in a sense that Alison cheats and deceits her husband. Thus John is a cuckold. A cuckold being a person that of an unfaithful partner. This is seen as an important comic tale in verse; it has a simple story-line and represents a lively image of everyday life among the middle and lower class. Chaucer bases his story on a fabliau, in order to ridicule the social order and Courtly love.
In Chaucer, such images of the medieval folk comedy are associated with the pilgrims themselves, whose behaviour on the pilgrimage is itself carnivalesque. Chaucer’s technique, being that of the carnival spirit introduces us to his comic effects in the Miller’s tale. For instance, when Nicholas farts in Absalon’s face, Absalon is furious and full of vengeance. He burns his backside with a red-hot iron. Here, Chaucer’s audience would mock this as it brings a humour in the tale. Also, the fact Nicholas and Alison share their love to each other, in secrecy, is another carnivalesque triumph of two Courtly lovers.
True love is hard to find in the Miller’s tale, unless we believe Nicholas loves Alison, and vice versa. These two Courtly lovers would be perceived as chivalric romantics. Alison is not truly in love with John, she is using him, until something between comes along, a perfect example of that is Nicholas. Nicholas and Alison are not true lovers, in my opinion. Nicholas’s and Alison’s intentions and motifs are purely sexual in nature.
Chaucer satires Courtly love in an interesting way, he exemplifies the love between Alison and Nicholas as being chivalric. This tale utterly ridicules the social order and the people of the landed gentry. Chaucer brings out the behaviour of the two Courtly lovers as a carnivalesque triumph.
Hi can u help me with this topic i am having difficulties with it i would be very grateful!!!
Hi i am doing english lit for AS, and intend to do it for A2 as well. I am predicted a B grade, and i dont think ill get it. In all my past mocks and essays i have got all C's and D's. I dont now y it is a B for my predictor. In Jan 06 i was predicted a C, but they moved it up a grade.
Can you give advise on how to get a B grade in english.
How would you answer the following questions.
(a) There are a variety of sources from which and individual can obtain advice on a legal problem Describe any three of those sources.
(b) Explain and assess the ways in which a civil court case can be financed.
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