The more I teach the film music analysis in AMus course, the more I find student's poor English in their answers of the paper question. Undoubtedly, the standard of English of the present Hong Kong students is increasingly worse than the previous generations. Perhaps, this is why I use one of the questions in the past paper as the issue to write the following essay. This writing is not a model answer but an essay, reflecting my viewpoints on the use of leit motives in two scenes of the Lord of the Ring II. As such, it is good for students to treat this essay as a reference, rather than a model answer for the examination.
Firstly, I would like to introduce part of a student's writing for the Novemeber 2011 AMus Examination question. Readers can grasp a rough idea of the English standard of the present university student.
David Leung (theorydavid)