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Quality of writing
The Quality of Written Communication is also very good. There is a sound use of the English language with every inclination the candidate is confident in using complex sentence structures and punctuation points to create a thoroughly engaging answer that presents itself as well as it reads.
Level of analysis
The Level of Analysis of the language is very high. The candidate concentrates not only on specific words and how they reveal character traits (such as Nora's use of "sweetly" and the like to play up to Helmer and the contrastingly patronising "do believe me" as she speaks with Kristine), but they also concentrate on how the tone of the lines spoken can vary from typical melodramatic wailing or sighing to reflect how characters' attitude and temperaments can change instantly and because of with whom they are talking. It is this that gains the candidate high marks - that they recognise the feature of talk in life replicated by Ibsen in his language; the repetition, the overlaps, the false starts and the politeness strategies that, particularly, Nora uses to get something she wants, as well as how Helmer's demeaning attitude to her is completely reversed when she announces she is leaving him. This attention to detail is what is expected of A grade and above candidates.
Response to question
This is a review of the use of language as a form of naturalistic representation of human life in Henrik Ibsen's controversially realistic 'A Doll's House'. The candidate shows an exceptionally well-informed understanding of the social gravity that revolved around such a controversial play, and also retains an excellent focus on how Ibsen's use of language demonstrates an infinitely more realistic presentation of character than the over-played melodrama that was far more popular at the time. The candidate concentrates on the contextual factors that influenced the play, as well as the social and historical cues that lead Ibsen to want to write such naturalist characters. This is an excellently focused answer.