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    Analysis of Italian novel I'm not Scared

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    Also proving to be an influential character is the kidnapped Fillipo who is discovered by Michele in a hole. Fillipo is a young boy whose dramatic contrast in upbringing compared to Michele makes for an absorbing relationship between the pair. The main protagonist of the book is 9 year old Michele Armatti. Michele is a boy strongly connected around family values and the concept of "Machismo". "Machismo" being a popular attitude that was installed in Italian culture at the time and is clearly witnessed in the book.

    • Word count: 1633
  2. "Crime and Punishment" novel study Assignment. Outline, characters,setting and conflict.

    His pride enables him to be contemptuous towards others, his lack of human contact leads him to increasingly abstract and inhuman ideas, and these ideas cause him to separate himself from society. Setting- "Outside the heat was terrible, with humidity to make it worse; and the crowds of people, the slaked lime everywhere, the scaffolding, the bricks, the dust and that distinctive summer aroma, so familiar to every inhabitant of St. Petersburg who has not the means to rent a dacha in the country - all these things had a shattering effect on the young man's already jangled nerves.

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  3. The importance of hair straighteners

    It would be a total of ten kilometres there and another ten back. The main aim of the trip was to have fun, and in doing so to de-stress and rid us of the boredom of office life. Bright and early at 6 a.m. we set off from the end of our road to depart on our mission. What an adventure we were to undertake. Our first challenge was to direct ourselves out of the village and to travel south to Somerset. With every step we took I became more and more focused on the need for sustenance and could hardly wait for a pit stop that would be a chance to rest our feet and refuel ourselves before restarting our adventure.

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  4. Free essay

    Homeless Essay

    Their problems that they have faced have pushed them to leave home and loose any luxuries they had. Any homeless people do not even try to gain a job to support them in any way. Many people think that they should get a job as many do have some qualifications that can help them. This is a sign of being lazy which cannot benefit them in any way and they deserve to be homeless if they act in this way. They clanger ways to get moneys from people by begging in crowded areas and doing an act to endure people to give money.

    • Word count: 941
  5. Short descriptive story - the curious robot

    The car stopped in a special way and the four blue robots gathered to the opening of the vehicle. "This is not a Construction Robot, not a Transport Robot, not a Repair Robot, neither a droid or android, ... it is a HUMAN." Answered the transport robot to the small yellow robot. "Wow, a HUMAN! I have never seen one." Said R-62. The human stepped out of the vehicle surrounded by the four escort robots looking a bit small in comparison to the other robots. "What a wimp!" said R-62 after gotten his first impression. "Don't underestimate the humans, they are superior to us robots.

    • Word count: 1085
  6. Citizenship coursework a

    There is a bus that picks them up from their house and takes them there. This is specially equipped to deal with elderly and disabled people. I think this bus makes a big difference to them because it means they do not have to worry about travelling and getting around, and do not have to rely on family. The whole centre means they are not stuck alone in their houses, but can make friends, and enjoy themselves. Their aim is to promote the well-being of older people and help to make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

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    THE KITE RUNNER

    One day when Amir and Hassan went out to play, they ran into the neighborhood bully Assef and his friends. Assef started bullying them around and pulled out a pair of brass knuckles in order to hit Amir. Hassan steps forward with his sling shot and told Assef, "If you make a move, they'll have to change your nickname from Assef 'the ear eater' to 'one eyed Assef because I have this rock pointed at your left eye."(42) Assef decided to leave them alone but told them he would get his revenge one day soon.

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  8. THe Quiet American - Sooner or Later, one has to take sides

    You will take a side' and 'We all get involved in a moment of emotion and then we cannot get out'. This scene anticipates Fowler's decision to become involved in both the war and in life when he resolves that Pyle has got to be stopped. Trouin refers specifically to emotion as the trigger for involvement and Heng expands on this when he makes the statement quoted in the essay question. These characters seem to be arguing that emotional engagements part of being human, suggesting that Fowler has become so removed from his own feelings that he is at risk of becoming less human, a kind of empty shell of a man.

    • Word count: 771
  9. The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the nightime- Ed Boone speech

    He has received a caution for hitting a policeman who grabbed his arm. Because of this, we've come up with our own little system where we stretch our fingers out into a fan and let our fingers and thumbs touch. This means that we love each other. Another problem is that he screams when he is angry or confused and he smashes things. He has difficulty coping with everyday life and puts his hands over his ears, closes his eyes and curls into a ball. Most of the time, I try to remain calm and patient with him and keep my temper.

    • Word count: 1218
  10. Why "slaves of the mastery" is a good book

    I picked it because I had read "The Wind Singer", the first book of thee trilogy. This book is a new young adult fantasy series that premiered in 2000. Book Two continues the saga as the twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath, who five years ago found the key to the Wind Singer and saved their city from the evil spirit Morah, both fight in their own way against the perils and obstacles that stand in the way of finding the Homeland.

    • Word count: 494
  11. London fire

    I felt like I needed to do something to help so I went down to the Lieutenant of the Tower, who told me it began this morning down in Pudding Lane. A good friend of mine, Michel his house had already been burnt down to the ground even as far to the Old Swan. In the space of time that I had been down there it already reached Stillyard. All around me people were trying to save possessions. Sadly the poorer people were staying in their houses for as long as possible almost as if until the fire reached them.

    • Word count: 910
  12. memoirs of a geisha Discuss how the author portrays the life of a geisha in the novel. To what extent does he show it to be a difficult way of life?

    It reveals that the process to become a geisha isn't that bad after all. Nowadays, several assembled works are invested in the geisha image, and every aspect of her ornamentation is symbolic of her status, from her traditional silk kimono to the manner in which herobi, or sash is tied to her wooden clogs and snow-white socks. The more elegant and beautiful the kimono is, the more respectable the geisha who wears it. This shows that a geisha is respectful if she wears more advanced kimono and has a pretty face.

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  13. toll bridge In What Way Are Recognition and Conscious a key theme in the Toll Bridge?

    When Jan had a fever, Tess and Adam spend the night together at the Toll Bridge. Jan was extremely jealous, however, 'instead of anger or jealousy or resentment or envy or hard-on lust ' Jan felt calm. He would not had known that deep feeling about himself now and then, if he had not seen that odd moment, which I find quite repulsive. Being amazed is also one way of recognising ourselves, the way we react and observe. Jan has found out something new about himself by this sudden shock, consciously for the first time. Friendship always begins with 'the bad times and not with the good ones'.

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  14. What Makes Ann A Survivor? - Z for Zachariah By Robert C O'Brian

    I think this is a good thing as, no matter the circumstances, she does what she has to do and gets on with it. Checking the brook for safety using a Geiger counter before drinking: "He asked me, I took it (Geiger counter) across to Burden Creek" and forward thinking, like food and fuel for winter, show she is also sensible and well organised. This is important to the story because if she were a lazy, uneducated character, she most likely would not have survived.

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  15. Travel Writing Australia

    After the bustle of cosmopolitan Sydney, I headed for the Blue Mountains, so named for the blue tinged haze shimmering in the valleys as the sun reflects off oil droplets from the eucalyptus trees. This was a relatively short bus journey of 90 minutes. Approaching the mountains I wasn't quite sure what to expect from a cluster of rock formations lined with a few trees. However once I arrived at the spectacular mountains, I was taken back by the beautiful scenery and fresh air by the lungful.

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  16. One 2 one

    He got his ideas from many things around him, for example the news, science and his own interests. He wrote one of my favourite series of books: Traces. Originally aimed at children, it has become very popular with adults too. The Traces series are like the TV programme CSI with some cool sci-fi action. I would start by asking him if he is going to carry on with the Traces series. After his first three books (Lost Bullet, Framed and Roll Call), he slowed down and we had to wait a long time for the fourth and most exciting book so far: Double Check.

    • Word count: 545
  17. accidental death of an anarchist plot

    He is this time in trouble for impersonating a psychiatrist and has been charging patients humongous sums of money to perform that of what he is incapable of as he is insane himself. He claims he spent 20 years training in 16 different psychiatric hospitals with the best shrinks in the business this in fact was time spent in psychiatric wards being looked after. As Bertozzo reads from his notes the things that the maniac claims to have done the maniac throws it all back with witty comments each time evading the question and making light of the situation making Bertozzo look more and more stupid.

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  18. COMPARE AND CONTRAST BECKETT'S PRESENTATION OF VLADIMIR AND ESTRAGON WITH THAT OF POZZO AND LUCKY IN 'WAITING FOR GODOT'

    Another reason for why they are together arises from the existentialism of their forgetfulness. Since Estragon cannot remember anything, he needs Vladimir to tell him his history. It is as if Vladimir is establishing Estragon's identity by remembering for him. Estragon also serves as a reminder for Vladimir of all the things they have done together. Thus both men serve to remind the other of his existence. This is necessary since no one else in the play ever remembers them. "Vladimir: we nearly hanged ourselves from it. But you wouldn't. Do you not remember?

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  19. The new life

    But when I was on the plane, things got changed. I was actually imagining all of the good things about US that I saw from the American movies. Therefore, I did have some positive thoughts about coming to the US. I was excited and couldn't wait to see what it was like to be in the US. But when my mom grabbed me from behind and whispered in my ear saying, "Son this is your new home and I would like for you to start your new life here" and that made me feel bit terrible.

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  20. Using Sartre's philosophy of existentialism, how similar are the themes of No Exit and Metamorphosis?

    Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis is about Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into an insect. He repulses his family, who are alarmed by his new form, and spends the rest of his life locked in his room. His presence in the house burdens his family as their source of income has stopped due to Gregor's inability to leave the house. Life for the Samsa family passes slowly until Gregor's death. The first theme is isolation and alienation, the backbone of existentialism. Humans are believed to be isolated from each other and face their life paths alone.

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  21. Critique: "Like water for Chocolate"

    She goes as far as to exclaim strong declarations quickly, which immediately focus the reader's attention on what she is saying. This appears to be one of Dennard's strengths throughout the novel, but at times questioning the author's statements does more than bringing the author's attention to them. Rather, they may also judge the validity of the author's statements. Nevertheless, the author does clarify her usage of the word "crypt" from "Jacues Derrida's" definition which ensures the reader not to think of catacombs, or underground cellars.

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  22. Is 'Honesty the best policy' is a debatable question which some people might agree with and others may disagree with. There is no right or wrong answer to this question it all depends on your opinion.

    Is this a good thing though? A Christian would tend always to be an absolute moralist because of the Ten Commandments, which tell you the right things to do. 'Thou shall not steal' is to do with honesty and a true Christian would not break these rules so they would be absolute moralists. When someone is not honest about something like stealing there is a good chance they will be found out and if they are and they still don't tell the truth then they will make everything very complicated.

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  23. Village by the SeaAnita Desai Hari's Journey to Bombay

    used to bring flowers to this sacred rock..but he no longer fished, he had sold his boat to pay his debts, her mother was too ill and weak to get out of her bed.". These conditions frustrated his children and made them unable to enjoy their childhood, they became as Hari stated "shriveled adult keeping up with the other adults in a hard world". To start with Hari, Hari is a person who is introduced at the beginning of the novel as a reserved taciturn child, who doesn't like to talk but rather to think.

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  24. It is extremely important when mountain walking to have the correct equipment especially when walking for a long period of time in rough terrain. One of the first things we talked about with the instructors

    Strengths: Rachel was enthusiastic and motivational and kept us on our toes through out the walk. Equipment It is extremely important when mountain walking to have the correct equipment especially when walking for a long period of time in rough terrain. One of the first things we talked about with the instructors was the equipment and why we needed it, these are our results. Personal equipment Essential Waterproofs - to prevent your clothes from getting wet and heavy Water - to keep you hydrated Walking boots - these would be water proof to and have a high back to protect your ankles.

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  25. Following on from this stage of the Slavetrade work we had to develop our intimidation and fear factors. In order to do this we explore the different ways in which we could show aggression and fear

    him to turn and look at me again, however I remained gentleman like and formal in my stature and movement away from the scene by keeping my back straight and having slow steady paces. Following on from this stage of the Slavetrade work we had to develop our intimidation and fear factors. In order to do this we explore the different ways in which we could show aggression and fear through the use of not only our facial expressions but our physical expressions as well e.g.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?

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