Extinction by Hannie Rayson English Text Guide

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Extinction by Hannie Rayson English Text Guide

$17.95 inc. GST

The Neap English Text Guide to Extinction by Hannie Rayson enables students to acquire a deeper understanding of the text, to develop their own critical thinking skills, and to tackle their essays and exams with greater confidence.

The Neap English Text Guide to Extinction by Hannie Rayson features:

  • a general introduction to the text
  • an easy-to-follow layout
  • background information on the playwright of Extinction, such as personal history, writing career and
    other works
  • the historical and cultural contexts in which the text was written, such as the Industrial Revolution and the Luddites, global industrialisation, environmental impacts of mining in Australia, population growth in Australia, extinction of Australian animals, and climate change
  • key quotes for each scene in addition to detailed scene summaries
  • in-depth main character summaries and secondary character summaries coupled with key words selected to describe each character
  • analysis of the central themes in Extinction, such as the environment, animals, relationships, honesty and secrets, and mortality and death
  • study of the dramatic techniques used in the text, including structure and setting, genre, language, dramatic irony, and technology
  • critical reception and perspectives of the text
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • two sample essays; one with essay structure explained as well as one complete essay
  • focus questions as well as further exam-style questions
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms and characters
  • a bibliography and further reading section
  • the expertise of practising VCE English teachers.
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