• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

'A Town Like Alice' (Chapter 1)

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

'A Town Like Alice' (Chapter 1) (A) Summary : Chapter 1 is about when James Macfadden died and he left his bulk of money to his son Dougles. Unfortunately, Dougles' brother-in-law, Authur Paget, had been killed in amotor accident some-where near Ipoh. He went to find Mr Noel Strachen , who is a lawyer and asked him to revise his will to his sister Jean. Mr Strachen told him that supposing that if he and his sister and the son Donald died , he will terminate the estate to the girl Jean when she became twenty-one. However, Dougles Macfadden despise woman and only allow her to inherit that estate until she's thirty-five. Mr Strachan lost touch with him and later found out that one afternoon in January 1948, Dougles Macfaddenhad passed away, and that his sister and her son was also dead. Thus the girl Jean will get the money which is fifty-three thousand pounds , as she is still underage, she will only get the interest which isnine hundred a year. She then told him that she was once a prisoner in Malaya, and with the money, she wants to dig a well. (B) Character Study : The characters seen in chapter 1 include Dougles Macfadden, Noel Strachan and Jean Paget. Dougles Macfadden- He is Jean Uncle. Although he is slightly more than forty years old, he looks "as frail as an old lady of eighty". He was living the live of an invalid and had a peculiar grey look about him. ...read more.

Middle

(B) Character Study : The characters seen in chapter 3 include Mrs Frith, Joe Harman and Captain Sugamo. Mrs Frith-She is one of the prisoners who travelled with Jean and was a faded anaemic little woman of over fifty. She could only speak a few words of Malay but had a considerable knowledge of the country and its dieseases. This tells me that she is actually quite wise. I like this character because she help to buoyed the group up when they were down as her health started to improved. Jeo Harman-He is a fair-haired powerfully built man about twenty-seven or twenty-eight years old who is an Australian. He worked as a truck driver there in Kerling. I like this character because he is a very helpful man who tries to get whatever he cans to provide the group and when he sees that the woman prisoners were quite thin, he manage to get some meat for them regardless what the conquences were. Captain Sugamo- He is a Japanese commanding officer who was a very angry and curel man and is not easily satisfied with things.However I do not like this character as he tortured people and cricified Joe Harman for stealing the chickens and he even nailed him to a tree. (C) Highlights : I think the most important thing being highlighted in Chapter 3 is the issue about how Joe Harman help them and how he tried to get food and stuff for them. 'A Town Like Alice' (Chapter 4) ...read more.

Conclusion

Rose Sawyer-She is a girl who Jean met in the milk bar. She is about eighteen and had an Aberdeen terrier on a lead; She worked in a dress shop. I like this character because she is quite thoughtful for others and is a nice person. (C) Highlights : I think the most important think in Chapter 6 is that Jean thinks that Alice Spring is a bonza place and that Joe Harman is also looking for her and will be back about a month. 'A Town Like Alice' (Chapter 7) (A) Summary : Chapter 7 is about when Jean had reached Carins and wrote a letter to Mr Strachan and told him that it's terrible at Willston and that Alice Springs is a grand town. She also said that She want to set up a shop and employ up to ten girls and needed about five-thousand pounds. After Mr Strachan read it, He decided that it is quite reasonable. Jean also wrote a letter to Joe Harman telling him that she will meet him there. When Joe Harman saw her, he was surprised to see that this smart, pretty girl in a light summer frock was that girl his has seen on the road of Malaya, sunburnt, dirty, bullied, by the Japanese soilders with blood on her face. They soon got married and their children were born. (B) Character Study : Jean became a more sensible person and has a large cliff in her apperance when she was now that in Malaya. (C) Highlight : I think the most important thing being highlighted in Chapter 7 is that Jean and Joe Harman got married. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances essays

  1. Communication within the health and social services.

    of their voice in order to make the student feel more at ease with them or they may touch a student on the arm to show understanding to something that they have said. Verbal communication is expressed through the use of words.

  2. The Ash Girl

    This technique is far more effective than just acting envy, as the creature inflicts envy on others, and by using the other technique that is exactly what it does. Vocally I added a very soft, innocent accent, as I believe contradiction of the intonation increases the effect of the dramatisation.

  1. We had to create a tableaux image of the four strong words in the ...

    The 'Dear Diary...' without any thing written after shows that we don't know what is going to happen to us in the future. Our diaries are blank until we write in them; our future is blank until we live it.

  2. Prose Study.

    This short story starts off with him being protective to the extent where he can be over protective of these birds. Because the birds are dependant on him, this makes the old man feel wanted and needed by the birds.

  1. My Wilted Rose

    How Linda would have loved today, I thought. Autumn had always been her favorite time. As I crossed the lawn and started to climb upwards onto the moor the memories flooded back. 'Just look at the colors on those trees, Mum; aren't they just grand?'

  2. "Z for Zachariah" by Robert C O'Brien.

    He increasingly made more demands as each day passed and still Ann, uncomplaining, did all that was asked of her. I found her to be a very patient person as she just carried on doing what she thought would keep Loomis happy.

  1. Diana character study.

    Diana is also kind, generous, sincere and concerned. We can deduce this from her idea of inviting Colin for a tea party. She is very generous and prepares a wonderful tea and sandwiches. She is also a sincere and faithful and concerned friend. She is genuinely concerned about Colins welfare after his incident and is very kind to him.

  2. Personal Study - Northern Lights By Stephen Grant.

    This quote proves that she can form strong friendships. Another aspect of her character covered by this quotation is her distinct courage and she crawls around the high rooftops of the college. Either this or she is just childlike and does not realise the possible consequences of her actions.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work