In the exam, you will need to be able to support your ideas with quotations from the text.
You should try to build a bank of quotations for each character and theme and learn these so that you can use them readily in your exam response.
For a higher mark in the exam, you should try to analyse quotations closely and evaluate their impact.
The diagram below shows how we can analyse quotations for the highest marks in the exam.
"Only mine until, The comes round, To pay the bill" Extended metaphor of money and debt Russell shows how Mrs Johnstone's decision to give her baby away was influenced by her poverty. Russell's intention was to show how someone's social class affected their life opportunities.
So, for each quotation you use, think about:
- What language and structural techniques has the writer used and what effect do these have?
- How do the quotations reflect something about the key contextual factors surrounding the musical?
In this activity, we will practise evaluating the impact of quotations in this way.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.