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    What is the Importance of Alfred Doolittle to Shaw's 'Pygmalion?'

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    • Word count: 949
    • Submitted: 12/11/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 10/04/2013
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    Describe the importance of Sheila's role in the play An inspector calls.

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    • Word count: 674
    • Submitted: 05/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 05/09/2013
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    How does Shakespeare convey strong emotion in act 1 scene 5

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    • Word count: 799
    • Submitted: 13/02/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 15/04/2013
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    I am Legend Review

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    • Word count: 596
    • Submitted: 10/11/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Elaine Prentice 14/10/2013
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    Shylock's Diary

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    • Word count: 784
    • Submitted: 04/11/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 24/10/2014
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    How does Priestley explore the theme of social responsibility in his play An Inspector Calls?

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    • Word count: 971
    • Submitted: 21/06/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 24/06/2013
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    How does Shakespeare Present the Theme of Love in Romeo and Juliet?

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    • Word count: 862
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 20/03/2013
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    How does priestly make 'an inspector calls' a dramatic play?

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    • Word count: 974
    • Submitted: 07/07/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 26/07/2013
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    How does Lady Macbeth persuade Macbeth to kill the King?

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    • Word count: 922
    • Submitted: 10/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 23/07/2013

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?
  • Compare how Willy Russell portrays the two mothers in Blood Brothers. Account for the different reactions the audience will have to the two women throughout the play.

    "In conclusion, one the one hand, sometimes Willy Russell portrays Mrs. Johnstone to be the 'real' mother and induces the audience to be attracted to her. Russell than portrays Mrs. Lyons to be the 'false' mother and sways the audience to find her unsympathetic and snobbish. He portrays her as a cold woman who does not show much emotion. We see her as over-protective of Eddie as she fears his bond with the Johnstone family. Yet on the other hand, Willy Russell tends to make the audience to believe that Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. Johnstone are equally sympathetic. He portrays both mothers to be loving and caring mothers who make the best of things. In general, Willy Russell does portray Mrs. Johnstone to be the 'real' mother seeing that she understood the tender relationship between Mickey and Edward. Willy Russell portrayed Mrs. Lyons to be a very selfish woman because of her previous actions like sending Edward to boarding school and showing Mickey that Edward and Linda have been unfaithful. The audience will also feel very understanding and sympathetic towards Mrs. Johnstone throughout the play whereas they may have felt hatred for Mrs. Lyons."

  • Compare how Willy Russell portrays the two brothers in Blood Brothers. Account for the different reactions the audience have to the two characters throughout the play.

    "I really enjoyed reading the play, after having studied it in great detail. Although a sad ending it is a brilliant play throughout and never a dull moment. There are lots of creative moments in the play which always keep you interested. I especially like the way Russell compares and contrasts the two classes between Eddie and Mickey during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Humour is also brought into the play as you can see that Mickey just doesn't have a clue and isn't ever going to get anywhere and you also see that Eddie is so different and has the brains but starts to throw it away due to his love for Lisa and Mickey's bad influence. For me Russell did a great job despite vastly exaggerating the difference of upper and lower class society."

  • Discuss the influences on the lives of Mickey and Eddie in Blood Brothers.

    "In conclusion, I can divide the influences on the lives of Mickey and Eddie in four main sections. The differences between Mickey and Eddie in the family, the social class they are, the education they have and the religion of the family. They are identical twins but they have got a very different life, I think it is because these things that I have mentioned before influenced them."

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