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English Language A – Extended Essays -- from 2003 onwards




BK055949 "To what extent is The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini a novel of betrayal?"

BK055948 How and to what effect does Jane Austen use satire to examine marriage, social status and class rigidity in her novels Emma and Persuasion?

BK055947 Self discovery in "The poisonwood bible" : the problematic journey : "To what extent is the physical journey symbolic of the psychological journey?"

BK055946 How is memory presented in 1984 by George Orwell and The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera

BK055926 To what extent is characterization a major device used to emphasize conflict in William Faulkner's Light in August?

BK055925 How does Albee expose the importance of truth in human relationships in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

BK055924 Sexual relationships and erotic desire in Arundhati Roy's 'The god of small things'

BK055923 Explore the techniques used to present the relationships in the novels 'Heat and dust' by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and 'The jewel in the crown' by Paul Scott.

BK055922 To what extent can the female relationship in 'Beloved' be said to be symbiotic and yet ultimately destructive in nature?

BK055921 Is the poetry of Roger McGough part of the canon of popular culture and does this diminish the value of his poetry?

BK055920 How does Robert Browning use the speaking voice to undermine conventions of Victorian morality in his dramatic monologue poems?

BK055919 How does the use of narrative voice in Toni Morrison's "Jazz" accentuate ambiguity?

BK055918 I will explore, through their speech and actions, the manner in which these characters' identities are portrayed, how they developed and the truths told by this, in the play "Someone who'll watch over me" by Frank McGuinnes

BK055907 In the novels A handful of dust and Brideshead revisited, how does society influence the characters' search for self?

BK055896 The role and significance of Nostalgia in "Never let me go" and "Remains of the day"

BK055894 In what ways does Martin Amis play with the concept of 'reliable' narrative in the novels 'Night train' and 'London fields' in order to make statements about post-modern society?

BK055893 How does Truman Capote use the characterization of Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" as a metaphor for the human condition?

BK055892 How does Zadie Smith portray multiculturalism, in White teeth, compared to Sam Selvon's The lonely Londoners?

BK055891 'To what extent does narrative voice play a role in the way Atonement and Last orders explore the issues of truth and communication?'

BK055890 Does the conventional moral framework of the plot of the Portrait of Dorian Gray run counter to the amorality of the ideas about beauty expressed within the novel?

BK055889 How does Maya Angelou explore the importance of relationships and emotional and physical growth, through her experiences in the autobiography "I know why the caged bird sings"

BK055888 To what extent can "the Grotesque" by Patrick McGrath be considered to be traditional gothic literature?

BK055887 In light of Mineko Iwasaki's autobiographical "Geisha of Gion", to what extent can Arthur Golden's "The memoirs of a geisha" be said to be a Cinderella story that ultimately stereotypes geisha?

BK055886 To what extent can Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman be considered a tragedy?

BK055885 The portrayal of infatuation in the novels The book of illusions by Paul Auster and The collector by John Fowles

BK055884 In what ways do the anti-heroism of Grenouille and Owen Meany contribute to the novels' exploration of power?

BK055883 "How is abuse presented in Amy Tan's "The kitchen god's wife" and "The joy luck club"?"

BK052353 Examine Ondaatje's methods of portraying the search for truth in the novel Anil's ghost

BK052033 The portrayal of money as a primary force of the disempowerment of the protagonist in Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady.

BK052006 The use of imagery and language to emphasize brutality in 1984 and One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich

BK051990 Causality in Vernon god little

BK051902 The symbolism of the quilt in 'A fine balance' by Rohinton Mistry



BK049612 What is the symbolic function of the wall in 'The memoirs fo a survivor' by Doris Lessing?

BK049609 A discussion of the attitudes towards and connections between morality, tradition and modernisation in Botswana

BK049606 Prostitution, heroin addiction, literary inspiration : a study of Jack Kerouac's "Tristessa"

BK049604 What is the role of Nelly Dean as an unreliable narrator in 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte?

BK049601 What is the importance of landscape natural imagery, used by romantic poets Lord Byron and William Wordsworth, and how does the use of this literary device differ between the poets?

BK049599 How is the approach of Charlotte Perkins Gilman atypical in the short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper'?

BK049593 To what extent do 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver, 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad and 'Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe challenge or reinforce female stereotypes as illustrated by the African women?

BK049589 The oppression of individuality in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

BK049586 Is Heathcliff a "romantic, solitary, misanthropic hero" or "an incarnation of the devil"?

BK049582 Throughout the 'House of Blue Mangoes', David Davidar reminds us of India's natural beauty and fierce climate.  What role does nature and setting play in the novel?

BK049579 How do the methods of control differ in 1984 to Brave New World and how is control presented by the writers?

BK049577 The contradictory nature of the "ideal man" in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' by Thomas Hardy, 'Emma' by Jane Austen and 'Vanity Fair' by William Makepeace Thackeray

BK049575 How does Barbara Kingsolver use narrative voice in 'The Poisonwood Bible' not only to develop character, but to trace the destruction of the family, a destruction that mirrors the political destruction of the Congo at the hands of the imperialist

BK049572 The novel, the concubine, by Elechi Amadi as a modern tragedy

BK049571 Macbeth and Richard III - Portraits of evil

BK049568 How do the novels, 'Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks' and 'Regeneration by Pat Barker' give a sense of the horror of trench warfare in France, during the First World War, and its effects upon those connected with it?

BK049564 Does the autobiographical style of writing in Primo Levi's 'If This Is a Man' depict the horrors of the holocaust more effectively than the fictional account of Ian MacMillan's 'Village of a Million Spirits?'

BK049563 A comparison of the use of ritual in the two plays, 'The Eumenides' by Aeschylus and 'Equus' by Peter Shaffer

BK049562 In her novel Jane Eyre, through the vivid exploration of female characters and development of Jane, Bronte presents a candid exposure of the patriarchal oppressive nature of religion and marriage, and therefore the need for change

BK049561 A comparison of the portrayals of the mother in Angela Carter's revisioning of classic fairy tales in the bloody chamber and original fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and the brothers Grimm (selected stories)

BK049560 To what extent is Edgar Allan Poe's reputation of a morbid poet limited?

BK049559 Life on the inside : an analysis of three experiments in representing consciousness in works by Henry James, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf

BK047155 The changing attitudes of a variety of poets as the First World War progressed, highlighted through the use of imagery.

BK047151 Harmonizing the verbal and the visual : being both artists and poets, William Blake and Dante Gabriel Rossetti express their artistic vision in their words

BK047149 It is a common perception that all of Jane Austen's novels are virtually the same, however through the presence of her heroine's distinct natures, there is a subsequent influence on the tone of the narrative and thus portrays a variation

BK047147 In what ways do 'Enduring love' and 'Cat's eye' explore the effects of psychological abuse through the characters of Joe Rose abnd Elaine Risley?

BK047145 The significance of setting as a vehicle for the development of the characters, their relationships and the main themes in William Styron's novel Sophie's choice

BK047143 A comparative study of suppression and oppression of ego as depicted in Brave new world by Aldous Huxley, Anthem by Ayn Rand, and 1984 by George Orwell

BK047138 How is the social control within Brave new world and The handmaid's tale depicted through literary devices?

BK047137 A discussion of Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor as a critique of faith and its hypocrisies

BK047136 The suffering of individuals as presented in "Catch 22" and "Regeneration"

BK047135 Sylvia Plath explores the negative impacts of power in her novel 'The bell jar'

BK047134 To what extent does art operate as a symbol in the revelation of truth in the novel The picture of Dorian Gray?

BK047132 How do "To kill a mockingbird" and "The color purple" treat racism and prejudice?

BK047129 "In his novel 'Conditions of faith', Miller uses the protagonist Emily Stanton as a heroine with an unconventional choice in conventional 1920s setting to represent the complete journey in quest for a reason for existence in society."

BK045411 The use of music to express the paradox of love and war in the text and the film versions of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

BK045410 A comparative study of the techniques used by Anne Sexton and Robert Lowell to highlight family relationships in their poetry.

BK045409 To what extent does 'Lord of the Rings' depend on traditions of folklore in the exploration of the conflict between good and evil, and how is this reflected in the language used?

BK045408 An exploration of Aristotle's tragic form in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.

BK045407 An exploration of the effect of the intimate and personal narrative voice in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood 




BK049613 To what extent are Harold Pinter's existentialist ideas developed from 'The birthday party' to 'The homecoming?' 




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