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30 March 2012 18:31
Tansy_Blue
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I just got 30/30 for my second piece of A2 English coursework. (Which is all about how Watership Down is really about Soviet dictatorships. Also, Antoine Saint-Exupery doesn't like bankers.)

It's still to be moderated so the mark could technically go down, but I'm still proud of myself.
"The poetic, the scientific, the erotic - why should the imagination care which master it serves?" - Ian McEwan


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30 March 2012 18:44
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Quote from Tansy_Blue
I just got 30/30 for my second piece of A2 English coursework. (Which is all about how Watership Down is really about Soviet dictatorships. Also, Antoine Saint-Exupery doesn't like bankers.) It's still to be moderated so the mark could technically go down, but I'm still proud of myself.



Superb!

"how Watership Down is really about Soviet dictatorships" - I can see what you mean in allegorical terms - But did Richard Adams ever allude to that directly?
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30 March 2012 18:47
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well done cheeky
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30 March 2012 19:24
Tansy_Blue
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Quote from jivago
Superb!

"how Watership Down is really about Soviet dictatorships" - I can see what you mean in allegorical terms - But did Richard Adams ever allude to that directly?


He says it's just pretty stories for children, but no one told AQA that.

Watership Down (as I now know) is based on stories that Adams used to tell his children on long drives to the countryside. As he served in the army in WWII and studied modern history at Oxford, and as the Efrafan warren is creepily similar to Soviet Russia in some ways (authoritarianism; atmosphere of fear; brutal punishments; housing shortage), it seems likely that his knowledge of the Soviet regime influenced Watership Down at least subconsciously. (I argued for Soviet Russia instead of Nazi Germany because there isn't a eugenic ideology in Efrafa.)

/geeky geek geek
"The poetic, the scientific, the erotic - why should the imagination care which master it serves?" - Ian McEwan


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30 March 2012 19:40
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He says it's just pretty stories for children, but no one told AQA that. Watership Down (as I now know) is based on stories that Adams used to tell his children on long drives to the countryside. As he served in the army in WWII and studied modern history at Oxford, and as the Efrafan warren is creepily similar to Soviet Russia in some ways (authoritarianism; atmosphere of fear; brutal punishments; housing shortage), it seems likely that his knowledge of the Soviet regime influenced Watership Down at least subconsciously. (I argued for Soviet Russia instead of Nazi Germany because there isn't a eugenic ideology in Efrafa.) /geeky geek geek



Interesting! - I read it when I was 8 and at that time took it straight on - But I can see what you mean! ('Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh' is  definitely a Children's book - But also with far more in there - Good read for the train):-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Frisby_and_the_Rats_of_NIMH
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30 March 2012 20:52
laylarc
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That sounds wicked Miss B, well done!


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31 March 2012 03:14
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Well Done Miss B


Also, Antoine Saint-Exupery doesn't like bankers. Thats his pilots license revoked then


I want to die in my sleep, like my grandather. Not screaming like his passengers


31 March 2012 03:22
katiemae
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Well done Tansy


01 April 2012 10:56
Tansy_Blue
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Thank yoooou.
"The poetic, the scientific, the erotic - why should the imagination care which master it serves?" - Ian McEwan


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01 April 2012 15:05
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That's the glory of English lit. Its all about interpretation and your own imagination and how you express your own reading. And that's a stellar mark!

Congratulations.



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