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AS/A-Level English Literature: Second World War Novels: Atonement and Spies

By | Copyright Year:2007 | ISBN-13: 9781844893423

Extensively researched, photocopiable material that can be used as the basis of delivering lessons, for student research and preparation, for follow-up homework, or as cover work in the case of teacher absence.


Life in England in the 1930s and 1940s
The Second World War
The life and works of Michael Frayn
The life and works of Ian McEwan
The Second World War novel
The coming of age novel
Activities: Spies
Stephen and Keith
The other characters
Children, adults and coming of age
Social background and the Close
Images, symbols and motifs
Language, style, structure and voice
Activities: Atonement
Briony, Robbie and Cecilia
The other characters
War and peace
Sex and relationships
Social class
Themes, motifs and symbols
Language, style and structure
Viewpoint and voice
Postmodernism and intertextuality
Assessment focus
Specifications and objectives
Essay questions
Sample questions with notes
Chapter summaries and commentary: Spies
Chapter summaries and commentary: Atonement
Literary terms and concepts
Further study
‘Symbols of heaven and hell in Michael Frayn’s Spies’ by Jill Swale


Photocopiable resources to save the busy literature teacher hours of preparation time

Provide an invaluable source of thoroughly researched material

Create opportunties for a more student-centered learning approach

Improve and enhance student knowledge and appreciation of set texts

Provide a solution to specialist staff absence