In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme in the novel.
It is important that you know the play well enough to be able to choose relevant parts of the text where these themes are explored by Golding. You will also be expected to demonstrate an awareness of how each theme develops throughout the course of the novel.
To receive the best marks, you will need to:
- show a very good understanding of how the themes in the novel are affected by the context in which Golding was writing
- analyse the writer's choices of language, structure and dramatic devices and comment on their effect on the audience.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.