SECTION 2 — CRITICAL ESSAY — 20 marks
Attempt ONE question from this Section of the paper choosing from the following genres — Drama, Prose, Poetry, Film and Television Drama, or Language.
You may use a Scottish text but NOT the one you used in Section 1.
Your essay should be on a different GENRE to the one you chose in Section 1.
You should spend about 45 minutes on the essay.
Answers to questions on Prose should refer to the text and to such relevant features as characterisation, setting, language, key incident(s), climax, turning point, plot, structure, narrative technique, theme, ideas, description . . .
3. Choose a novel or a short story or a work of non-fiction which explores an important theme.
By referring to appropriate techniques, show how the author has explored this theme.
4. Choose a novel or a short story in which the author creates a fascinating character.
By referring to appropriate techniques, show how the author has created this character and why you found him/her so fascinating.