‘They will write stories about your victories for thousands of years,’ said the character Thetis about the Greek hero Achilles in the 2004 film ‘Troy’. And it was true – they did. But how are those stories told? And have ancient meanings been lost in modern versions?
This learning pathway explores the tools you need to analyse, interpret, and evaluate a text. You’ll discover that ‘text’ in this context can mean any cultural ‘object’, for example, plays, music, paintings, maps. The pathway begins by discussing why we analyse texts, as a means of understanding the culture which produced them.