Presentation on theme: "Bold Girls Prelim Practice Extract: P22-25 From (turning back to Deirdre) Thats quite… to …point where you liked."— Presentation transcript:
Bold Girls Prelim Practice Extract: P22-25 From (turning back to Deirdre) Thats quite… to …point where you liked.
The simple questions Look at the extract and answer… 1. How does the author develop tension between Cassie and Deirdre in the first few lines of the extract? (2) 2. Explain, with reference to the text, what the audience learns about Marie and Cassies differing personalities from the way they act towards Deirdre. (4) 3. What does Deirdres monologue reveal about her? (4)
Question 1 At the beginning of the extract Cassie tries several times to force Deirdre to explain herself by asking personal questions about where she has come from and what shes doing there, and also lets her know that she has seen her before. Deirdre refuses to answer Cassies questions, instead asking Marie for another cup of tea, which clearly annoys Cassie and creates the initial tension.
Question 2 Cassie is aggressive and confrontational This becomes clear when Deirdre says that she has seen Cassie before, which leads to Cassie demanding answers from Deirdre much more forcefully than she had done previously – Its the Night of the Living Dead here, Marie… So you know who I am? You know my name?
Question 2 Marie is a much kinder, gentler person This is obvious because not only has she let Deirdre into her house and given her tea, she responds to her request to use the bathroom by saying Sure you can love – where Cassie would almost certainly have reacted negatively, Maries instinct is to be as warm and welcoming as possible.
Question 2 This question could also have focussed on just one character, for example: Explain with reference to the text what the reader learns about Cassies character through the dialogue and stage direction. To be awarded four marks for this type of question you should state what we learn about her, and then provide (and explain) 3 pieces of evidence to support this
Question 3 Determined to find the truth Deirdre talks about wanting to have a wee bit of hard truth to point where you liked, which indicates that, for her, finding out the truth about some aspect of her life is what drives her on One mark for correctly stating something we learn about her; one mark for providing evidence and an explanation
Question 3 Dangerous The fact that Deirdre is responsible for the knife symbolising the truth (Maybe it was the knife…It was the truth.) tells the reader that her search is likely to be destructive and dangerous to the other characters as a knife, like the truth, can be used to hurt people One mark for correctly stating something we learn about her; one mark for providing evidence and an explanation
The final questions (8 marks) Refer to the extract and the whole text 4. How is the theme of the importance or destructiveness of the truth developed in the extract and then in the play as a whole? 5. Explain how well the extract introduces two of the four characters in the play. 6. How is the relationship between Cassie and Marie explored in the extract and in the play as a whole?
Question 4 Theme in the extract: Reference Explanation Theme in the rest of the play Reference Explanation Reference Explanation Reference Explanation
Question 5 Cassie: Reference from extract Explanation Reference from rest of the play Explanation Deirdre Reference from extract Explanation Reference from rest of the play Explanation
Question 6 Relationship in the extract: Reference Explanation Relationship in the rest of the play Reference Explanation Reference Explanation Reference Explanation