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Regeneration. Write Sarahs account of her relationship with Billy Prior. You should aim to create and authentic voice of Sarah, which builds on Barkers presentation of her character and captures aspects of the written chosen form, structure and languag

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English Coursework Write Sarah's account of her relationship with Billy Prior. You should aim to create and authentic voice of Sarah, which builds on Barkers presentation of her character and captures aspects of the written chosen form, structure and language. This bloody train, how can it possibly take so long to get it moving...And crowds! I just hate them! The constant crying of that baby just seems to irritate every nerve in my body, is it so difficult to satisfy a child, and keep it quiet!? This sickening feeling of being cramped up against bodies is beginning to make me feel as though I just walked back into that awfully retained hospital once again. And that revolting smell of body sweat, from the old man who was just inches away from, physical contact. Well. At least I managed, half suffocated and completely exhausted to spare myself a seat, squeezing me through the little space provided; I practically dragged myself into the nearest seat. Now having a space of my own after, finally catching my breath. Thankfully the train's finally moving, only realizing through the sudden knock of the track; and the clouds of black smoke that continuously belched into the sky. ...read more.

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It's not like she helped the situation anyway, that malicious woman! There's nothing - nothing that's she ever approves of me for. She just sat there goading him along like a bull! I really don't think that I could ever forgive her, not even if I tried! Who does she think she is!? She sits there with her 'cup of tea' and rambles on about how 'there's no such thing as true love' Judging him before she's even introduced to him, let alone knowing who he is! I knew it! I just knew that I shouldn't have taken him to see her! Yet he was so eager to see her, what must he think of me now? How could I be so selfish! I don't even know where he went; I just left him, my frustration just seeded through my veins, Just thinking how offensive Mam was, it just made me tremble all over the place. The fury in her eyes, her soft voice suddenly transformed to a shameful deepened tone. I couldn't bare to think how Prior must have felt. I feel ever so sorry for him. What must he be thinking? I continued contemplating about Billy, predicting how he must be so furious at me; whether he still wants me; what he'll say to me when I see him. ...read more.

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Just little,'Sarah Lumb, the working class munition-ette worker!' It isn't that bad is it? At least I don't go out wandering into a war, like young Billy wanting to get myself killed! Look at all them poor souls at Craiglockhart! It's dreadful to see so many, innocent, young men have half of their bodies blown to pieces! Just the thought of it makes we quiver. It's horrible. And yet, there you get people like these, sitting on the train; socializing, laughing along to pathetic, hideous jokes; it's like life's a fun, colorful game for them, strolling around like there's nothing happening! I just wish I could do something! Anything! I don't understand how life can still go on for these people, I know mine has long gone; the moment I left Billy. Ok. I know how silly it was of me to start rowing with Billy, but he brought it on himself, and seemed the right decision at the time. So I left, at that moment I felt his eyes follow me, as I left the house; I could see his shocked impression through the reflection of the mirror. I continued, not knowing where I was going. And here I am. I don't actually know where he is now, nor how he's going to get back. That is if he does decide to come back. ...read more.

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