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Written by W. Lawrance

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Notes on Regeneration is an ideal companion for A-Level Students (Key Stage 5) studying the novel by Pat Barker, a supports the English A-Level Syllabus. Containing a useful in-depth summary and detailed analysis of the novel. Other features of this comprehensive guide include detailed notes on Character Analysis and Themes, providing a valuable resource for both examinations and coursework units. The author’s use of characters and facts in fiction are examined in detail together with suggested Comparative questions and general advice for students.

  • Introduction: A brief overview of the story, including its style and language.
  • Synopsis: An in-depth, chapter-by-chapter summary of the novel, outlining the main events which take place. Clear and concise, these notes are especially useful for revision and refreshing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the story.
  • Characters: Vital to the comprehension of this novel, our Study Guide focuses on the characters of Billy Prior and Sarah Lumb, examining the effects of the war on their lives and personalities. Section on the author’s use of characters within the novel.
  • Biographies: Useful and detailed biographies of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Dr W.H.R. Rivers including their childhoods, education, life before the First World War, war service and, where applicable, lives after the war.
  • Themes: Of particular value, this section of the Guide explains the main themes of Regeneration. Topics covered are:
    – Relationships (Billy and Sarah, Billy and his parents, Billy and Dr Rivers and Sassoon and Dr Rivers);
    – Control;
    – Masculinity;
    – Homosexuality.
  • The Debate on Fact in Fiction: Detailed section on the author’s use of factual situations and real people within the novel.
  • Comparisons: Considered by many to be the key asset of our Guides, this section helps students compare and contrast various aspects of Regeneration with other literature of the First World War.
  • A Question of Comparisons: This section contains suggestions for possible topics of study and gives examples of the texts which could be used. These suggestions, in our opinion, provide suitable material for Comparitive Studies, assuming that Regeneration will be one of the texts involved.
  • General Advice to students: Useful tips on examination techniques.
  • Further Reading: Useful suggestions of books, with brief descriptions, that we believe enhance the reader’s understanding of the novel.
  • Bibliography

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Format: Paperback, Kindle
Amazon Kindle ASIN: B00CA94JS8
Extent: 61 pages
Published Date: 01 April 2013
Edition: First

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  • Author : web.admin
  • Category : Amazon Kindle
  • Date : 1st April, 2013
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