I have chosen to write a blog to show how beauty in the eye of the media influences the lives of teenage girls around the world. It is based on Part 1 of the Literature & Language course. My character represents a stereotypical anorexic teenage girl. Writing a blog contributes personal opinion of the dangerous impacts of the me
dia. “The Riotous Belle” is an honest, intriguing blog dedicated to girls that are
misunderstood by the society. Belle, an anorexic model writes her blog in her perspective that is clearly shown in her writing which fits perfectly to conventions of a blog. It consists of personal experiences and interests in the view of the author, hence creates a discussion by her readers, which can be seen through the comment section indicating authenticity. The task I will be writing is inspired by a
theory by Naomi Wolf entitled, “The Beauty Myth”. By taking one of the big ideas in the book, which is the
stereotypical views of feminists perpetrated by the media, which includes the belief where teenage girls feel the need to wear make up or too lose extra pounds purposefully, to fit the beauty perspective that has been constructed around them. The target audience is teenage girls who admire Belle, that they feel the need to have specific beauty standards and the socially constructed ideologies relating to beauty and body image. It is set during present time, where plus sized models are starting to be looked upon by the society. Therefore, this blog will powerfully express the view that is rarely heard through its strongly opinionated content.
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Below you´ll find sample papers for both Standard and Higher levels. Read through them and compare it with what you have done so far. You will also receive the assessment criteria and some useful tips.
“A world could be made in five pages, and one that was more pleasing than a model farm. The childhood of a spoiled prince could be framed within half a page, a moonlit dash through sleepy villages was one rhythmically emphatic sentence, falling in love could be achieved in a single word–a glance. The pages of a recently finished story seemed to vibrate in her hand with all the life they contained.”
The exposition of a story is its starting point. The opening lines of a novel, the initial scene of a play or the opening shot of a movie all set the mood for the audience. You could say that authors manage the audience’s expectations in the exposition from the first words.
There are a few questions on the mind of any audience when embarking on a new story. You can apply these questions to any work that you are reading for Parts 3 or 4. Below we offer answers to these questions in relation to Black Boy by Richard Wright. Exposition is one of many literary terms that you will want to become familiar with. Remember that the third learning outcome for Part 4 is an awareness of and ability to use such literary terms.
5 questions on exposition
Here are five questions you can answer after reading the opening lines of a play, novel or short story. For each question, look for evidence from the passage to support your answer. You can apply these questions to any work that you are reading for Parts 3 or 4. The answers that appear here relate to the opening lines from Black Boy by Richard Wright.
5 questions on exposition
What kind of story is this going to be? To what literary genre might this work belong?
Who will be the main characters?
Is there a problem or conflict that has to be resolved? Predict how the plot will develop after these opening lines.
Where is the story set? What do you know about this setting? How might the setting shape the story?
What is the narrator’s relation to the story?