One of the biggest stumbling blocks for writing an exam answer is simply understanding the question and its key words!
These words have featured in exam questions on Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and other Unit 4 novels over the last few years. Write brief definitions for these words. It is better that YOU do this rather than me – as you will remember YOUR definitions if you do. (It’s all about active learning!)
Different points of view
Comedy and tragedy (find definitions from Aristotle for a deeper understanding. Wikipedia will be good enough, too.)
Treatment of social issues
Post modern nature of the text (This needs to be defined, otherwise you will be using it as a cliché) Post modernism