Likely exam questions for AQA LitB Aspects of narrative - The Great Gatsby and The Rime of The Ancient Mariner esp

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PAST EXAM QUESTIONS
ROAM parts:
2, 7, 4, 3, 6, 5
Gatsby Chapters:
8, 2, 7, 2, 1, 8
Past Even Numbered Questions
The Hermit asks the Mariner, "What manner of man art thou?" Do you think that the
poem as a whole offers an answer to this question?
How appropriate do you think it is to label The Great Gatsby `a rags to riches story'?
How do you respond to the view that the only function of the extreme locations in
the poem is to reflect the mariner's extreme psychological state?
"In The Great Gatsby the lower social classes are presented as crude and vulgar."
How do you respond to this view?
How far do you agree with the view that The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is
essentially about the power of prayer?
How appropriate do you think it is to describe The Great Gatsby as a tragedy
(comedy)?
Coleridge described his poem as a `work of pure imagination'. To what extent do you
agree with his assessment of `The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'?
How do you respond to the view that it is very difficult for readers to feel anything
other than contempt for Tom Buchanan?
How do you respond to the view that `The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is "so
mystifying, it simply befuddles and confuses the reader"?
Some readers are irritated by Nick Carraway as a narrator. What is your view of
Fitzgerald's use of Nick Carraway as a narrator?
LIKELY (A) EXAM QUESTIONS
ROAM: parts 1, 3, 5, 6
Gatsby: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9

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LIKELY (B) EXAM QUESTIONS
Openings
Morality/ethical beliefs/learning from mistakes
Symbolism/colour
Death
Romance
Character development
Conflict
Writer's attitude
Hindsight
Antagonists
Modified narrator/other voices
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Hero/ine
Protagonists
Climax/anti-climax
Speech
Generic conventions
Character names
Narrative gaps
Descriptive language
Structure
Places
Narrators
Endings
Repetition
Title
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