V For Vendetta Essay Ncea

For Excellence, the student needs to analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) perceptively, through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence.

This involves demonstrating insightful and/or original understanding of significant aspects of texts.

This student has perceptively analysed significant aspects of The Dark Knight through the techniques of camera work, pace, dialogue and symbolism. This is done by demonstrating insightful understanding of how camera work develops the audience’s understanding of the Joker and Batman (1), and how the editing of the pace of the film combines with the use of silence to present the Joker as a predator (2).  

Perceptive understanding is shown through the analysis of how the actions and dialogue of one brave man contrast with the self-preservation of the group, and how this foreshadows later actions in the film (3). Insightful understanding is shown in the analysis of the symbolism of weaponry, where the characters are compared to terrorists and modern governments in their continual fight for society’s good (4).

For a more secure Excellence, the student could further develop the analysis of the idea that Batman is feared by Gotham’s criminal society, and that although Rachel is a strong character she still trembles in the presence of the Joker (1) .

For Achieved, the student needs to show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s), through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence.

This involves explaining, by providing different details and explanations, the use and effect of at least four text aspects.

The student shows understanding of a visual text (Kathryn Hardwicke’s Twilight).  The use and effect of four aspects is explained: sound effects, gesture and movement, camera shots and make up.

The student explains the tension created by the lack of dialogue between the two characters (1), the self-control shown by Edward’s clenched fists (3), the distancing of Edward from Bella shown by the use of camera shots (4) and the mysteriousness created by Edward’s make-up (5).

To meet this standard with Merit the student needs to show convincing understanding, which involves explaining how aspects work together to create meaning.

The student needs to give more convincing explanations of the effects created by the text aspects. For example, 'mysterious' (4) and 'uncomfortable' (2).

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