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Question 1) Explain two ways the narrative (charac

  • You should spend 5 minutes on this question to make sure you have time for the rest of the paper!
  • Aim to write a paragraph about the CHARACTERS and one on the EVENTS, but within those paragraphs include as many examples of how it fits the genre.
  • In this question you must talk about the CONVENTIONS of the Action Adventure genre and you MUST mention the word Action Hero to gain marks.
  • You should make a point referring to the question e.g 'a way in which the events/characters in the extract fit within the Action Adventure genre is...'
  • SOME EXAMPLES:
    REMEMBER – along with your point, you need to use examples from the extract to support what you're saying:
  • The protagonist is brave in the face of danger and will often (but not always) easily beat the antagonists even when outnumbered.
  • The protagonist is resourceful (high tech equipment) and clever
  • The protagonists are attractive and youthful when compared with the antagonists.
  • The antagonists are violent and intimidating (could be seen through their costumes or props).
  • There is a clear theme of good vs. evil
  • Conflict is resolved through violence.
  • Explosions
  • Futuristic cars, motorcycles etc
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QUESTION 1

  • You should spend 5 minutes on this question to make sure you have time for the rest of the paper!
  • Aim to write a paragraph about the CHARACTERS and one on the EVENTS, but within those paragraphs include as many examples of how it fits the genre.
  • In this question you must talk about the CONVENTIONS of the Action Adventure genre and you MUST mention the word Action Hero to gain marks.
  • You should make a point referring to the question e.g 'a way in which the events/characters in the extract fit within the Action Adventure genre is...'
  • SOME EXAMPLES:
    REMEMBER – along with your point, you need to use examples from the extract to support what you're saying:
  • The protagonist is brave in the face of danger and will often (but not always) easily beat the antagonists even when outnumbered.
  • The protagonist is resourceful (high tech equipment) and clever
  • The protagonists are attractive and youthful when compared with the antagonists.
  • The antagonists are violent and intimidating (could be seen through their costumes or props).
  • There is a clear theme of good vs. evil
  • Conflict is resolved through violence.
  • Explosions
  • Futuristic cars, motorcycles etc
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