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Comparing and contrasting Snape and Mr Creakle (From David Copperfield)

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GCSE David Copperfield

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Sandy Barr 7H

09/06/02

Comparing and contrasting Snape and Mr Creakle

Mr Creakle is the headmaster at Salem House, "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. Snape is the Potions Master at Hogwarts, Harry Potter series by J K Rowling. It is because of the education system that Mr Creakle and Snape meet the main characters from both books (David and Harry). Whilst Snape teaches his pupils, Mr Creakle's main aim is to inflict physical punishment upon his pupils.

Attitude towards Education

Both Snape and Mr Creakle are portrayed as frightening teachers.

Snape is very strict in his classes although he does not need to use physical punishment to keep his class in order. His frightening character is enough to keep his pupils in order. "I don't expect you will understand the beauty of the softly, simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate powers of liquids...I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach" - this shows Snape as patronising, not caring about his pupil's feelings and lacking respect. On the other hand, Mr

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