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

What are the similarities and differences in the very disturbed or disturbing characters which are presented in Havisham ,Hitcher and The Laboratory?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What are the similarities and differences in the very disturbed or disturbing characters which are presented in Havisham ,Hitcher and The Laboratory? There are many similarities between each of the characters in these poems but they also all vary in many ways.It appears that all of the characters are homicidal or otherwise intent on violence towards another person,but each of the characters does it in a different way. The poem "Havisham" is is a monologue spoken by Miss Havisham, a character in Dickens 'Great Expectations'.After being left at the alter by he fianc´┐Ż, she continues to wear her wedding dress and sit in her room without washing or changing her clothes for the rest of her life, while she plots revenge on all men.She tells the reader that has has prayed everyday for the death of ...read more.

Middle

to possibly murdering an innocent hitchhiker.The speaker tells us that he has been taking time off work - faking illness and not answering his phone. Being threatened with the sack, he goes in to work again and gets a lift to his hired car. As he drives out of Leeds he picks up a hitchhiker who is travelling light and has no set destination. Some little way later he attacks his passenger, and throws him out of the still-moving car. The last he sees of the hiker, he is "bouncing off the kerb, then disappearing down the verge" - we do not know if he is dead or just badly injured. The driver does not appear to care. ...read more.

Conclusion

the "mortar"."This seems to suggest that she is unstable in someway or becoming deluded.The speaker has begun with a specific purpose - of poisoning one person - but now she seems to want to poison more than one person (Pauline and Elise). The desire and will to inflict pain on others is a similarity is still present in this poem.The speaker in this poem is closer to actually commiting murder than the speaker in 'Havisham' but has not yet gone as far as possibly killing someone like in 'Hitcher'. Overall there are many similarities and differences between all of the speakers in the poems.All show signs of a decaying sanity because of what has happened to them.Though each either plans to commit murder or has commited murder because of a different reason or in a different manner. ...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. Teechers characters

    To play her character, I didn't project my voice as much, but just enough so that the audience would be able to hear her. Martha played Miss Whitham very well. When she was walking across the stage, her voice was quiet and sounded nervous.

  2. What are the critical differences between content and process theories in motivation?

    How well they achieve their goal is effected by the difficulty of the goal and the commitment the person has. People who have difficult goals will often work better than people having easier goals. It has been proved that goal setting is useful in work motivation and people who set

  1. This essay will be analyzing and discussing the story "Flight" by Dorris Lessing and ...

    "What did toy have for lunch today? ... How do you feed yourself out there on the streets? ...Do you have to go with men? ..." This quote shows she is very concerned about her daughter.

  2. Drama Cwk Miss Julie

    Hannah knelt and faced away as if trying not to look. This scene is very symbolic as it shows the different characters priorities. Jean has very clear cut priorities from the start, he want to climb up the social ladder and has very few, if any, sentimental connections with anything.

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

    The next piece of practical work we did was based on the same poem but we had to concentrate on the lines of war and hate. We were asked to think about why it would say in the bible that hate and war are justified.

  2. Comparative study, between the presentation of the characters Pechorin ("A Hero of Our Time") ...

    The style of the novel is understated and straightforward. Solzhenitsyn has written this book very descriptively. Everything has been described accurately so the reader can imagine and visualize the surroundings. An example of this is when Shukhov is describing the mess hall: "The mess-hall seemed as usual, with clouds of

  1. The Hitchhiker.

    I stopped the car and hooted for the person to get in. I could feel a sudden adrenalin rush and my heart beating away, rapidly. When the person opened the car door and sat down, I looked at the face and got the surprise of my life, as it was an elderly woman of about seventy.

  2. 'The Kiss' and 'The Fury' are both in the Love Genre. Explore the Similarities ...

    reader, both the female characters seem very fickle, as we can tell when the narrator in 'The Kiss' says, "...I walked quickly, obviously from him. I still don't know why," in comparison, Mrs. Fletcher does love her husband very much, however, she is in "silent fury" with him most of the time, and she doesn't trust him.

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