Module C – Representation and Text

You are required to evaluate the representation of a situation, event or personality in your prescribed texts and texts of your own choosing in Module C – Representation and Text.

The whole process surrounding the creation of textual form, features, layout, language and overall construction portraying an event encapsulates its representation.This is evident in all the texts available be it the portrayal of loyalty in Julius Caesar or of the subjectivity of different perspectives in The Justice Game.

Like any other essay, you will need to skillfully consider the features of the texts. The only thing different with this module, is that you’re focusing on the link between the meaning intended by the composer (or your interpretation of this meaning to be more accurate) and the representations that come through the text. To this end, you need to ask yourself a few questions to test your understanding:

  • What themes does the composer explore through their texts?
  • How have they constructed their texts?
  • Can you analyse the theme, language, structure, form and charecterisation of the texts to uncover their impact on meaning?

Assessment Criteria

Keeping these two main points in mind, just make sure you prepare your essay according to the assessment criteria that markers go by:

  • demonstrate understanding of and evaluate the relationship between representation and meaning
  • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form

The idea of exploring the representation within Module C and grasping the link with meaning can throw some students off. It’s really about being critical towards the text by asking yourself why the composer has chosen to represent their ideas in the ways they have. At Academia Literaria, we’re more than happy to guide you through the process of critiquing such texts as part of our English Tutoring Sydney service.

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