This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question:
Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction which explores a theme that interests you. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer makes this theme interesting.
This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and povery that the central character Nelson experiences. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.