The Bloody Chamber: AS & A2 York Notes A Level Revision Guide

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The Bloody Chamber: AS & A2 York Notes

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Everything you need to know about The Bloody Chamber to revise and study for your AS and A2 English Literature.

York Notes for AS & A2: The Bloody Chamber provide in-depth analysis and study of Angela Carter’s powerful set of short stories, as she reworks classic myths and fairy tales through themes such as 'Metamorphosis' and 'Marriage'. Sections on Characters, Structure, Form and Language, and Critical Viewpoints make this an indispensable guide to the text, now specifically tailored to A Level (AS and A2). With an essential exam section with sample questions and answers on The Bloody Chamber to help boost your grade, and brand new interactive features available online!

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Angela Carter’s series of short stories in The Bloody Chamber all reference classic fairy tales, re-imagined within the context of feminism in 1970s Britain. Your York Notes study guide will take you through each story in The Bloody Chamber with both detailed plot and action summaries and study focus sections which will help you understand key messages in the text, which you can revise and use in your essays and exam questions. Throughout the study guide you will also see key quotes from The Bloody Chamber to revise.

To gain top marks in your English Literature A Levels when studying The Bloody Chamber you’ll need an understanding of Carter’s use of characters in the stories, and in particular the female protagonists like the Bride of The Bloody Chamber who plays a pivotal role. Using the York Notes online study guide to The Bloody Chamber you can make your own notes on each character as you study them. When you come to revising The Bloody Chamber before your exam you can scan through your own notes and quotes from each character.

Examiners will expect responses to questions on The Bloody Chamber to go beyond recounting the story and to make regular references to the context of Carter’s work, its feminist undertones and its often negative portrayal of male characters. Questions on The Bloody Chamber are likely to ask you to reference several stories in a single answer, and top-achieving students will be able to form coherent arguments backed up by comments and examples from multiple stories within the book. By reading exam-style sample answers on The Bloody Chamber and utilising revision tools from York Notes+ like the Critical Wheel and Essay Wizard you’ll quickly learn to form high quality answers which meet the examiners criteria for high grades.

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Now in full colour and a new A4 size, the York Notes The Bloody Chamber revision guide for AS & A2 is even easier to use, and contains a wealth of detailed content, plus essential help with exam practice and revision.

The Bloody Chamber York Notes for A Level (AS & A2) is comprehensive, easy to use and will help you achieve the best possible grades. Written by A Level examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text and the exam, they include:

  • An enhanced exam skills section with sample answers
  • Expert advice on understanding the question
  • Essential analysis of Structure, Form and Language
  • Detailed help with Critical Viewpoints

Everything you need to know to help you learn, revise effectively and write the very best answers when studying The Bloody Chamber for your A Level English Literature.

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Pub DateJuly 2012
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