AQA Love through the ages Prose wider reading

I have included feminist,psychoanalytical and liberal humanist criticisms, the liberal humanist one is difficult to grasp so much so I only used it once in a mock essay. These criticisms come under A03

I have included quotes, book titles and author names and detailed analysis as well as splitting the different quotes in the different themes of love

You have the main theme of love, link the given extract to your wider reading through themes of love (eg. Passion) this makes it easier t understand the extracts. I did this and recieved a B in the exam

Make sure to practice within the time limit (2hrs 30min) as time is very tight so you need to get used to it

Good luck

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In order for us to live in a `civilised society' with law and order, man has to repress his true desires
within his unconscious mind

But sometimes the unconscious spills into out conscious mind, sometimes it's creative, sometimes it's


The balance or rather…

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her instead of helping her.
The short sentence also emphasises Pamela's shock as the very servants that she showed kindness
towards is now pinning so down helping Mr B rape her

The lexis could also portray her mourning at losing her mother, for if she were there…

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Unrequited Love
The Sorrows of Young Werther ­ Goethe

I love her so completely myself, so intensely, so fully, grasp nothing, know nothing, have
nothing but her!
The punctuation conveys Werther's excitement as with every comma signifying Werther's
heart rate increasing, coming to a crescendo as he…

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A heart even more your own than when you first broke it
CW's dialogue is made very emotive through the use of the noun "heart" showing that he
has given Anne his mind body and soul, everything he is despite her breaking his heart
The mention of…

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Freedom through love
1984 ­ Orwell
Winston feels frustrated by the oppression and rigid control of the Party, which prohibits free
thought, sex, and any expression of individuality.

As Winston's affair with the young Julia progresses, his hatred for the Party grows more and more


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(Celebration of love, the pursuit of love, family, friendship)
After marriage calmly let passion subside into friendship
The use of verb "let" suggests that the differing social ideas between man and wife can
prevent their relationship from transcending onto the greatest level which is friendship,
where a…


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