A word of advice to all literary/media/arts students - don’t be afraid to have an opinion on a text. You can love it or hate it or whatever, but have an opinion and don’t be afraid to put it down on paper. I fluffed my first semester of uni because I was trying too hard to find the “right” answer. What they want to know is that you’ve read the text, that you’ve understood it, taken something from it.
If you have an opinion on a text, be it a play, a poem, a film or prose or whatever, shout about it. If you don’t agree with the ‘conventional’ perspective, say it. Explain why. Argue your point. Make your case. Show them that you have read into the text and taken something from it. Maybe it’s not what they expect. Maybe it’s not what they see.
But if you find something in that text that grabs you, if you can give them reasons, if you can give a solid argument for that opinion, it’s worth more than finding the elusive “right answer”. It shows that you have done more than just read the material. It shows you have put thought and consideration and your own interpretation in there. Don’t be afraid to make your voice heard.