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  1. How does Ayub Khan-Din portray conflict in the play East is East

    The eldest son Nazir is not mentioned in the play, but there are still six other children. The second eldest son is Abdul, aged 23 - who in the beginning of the play seemed very quiet and not wanting to disturb things, however becomes more assertive of himself later on. The third eldest is Tariq aged 21 who is best described as the rebel of the family. He hates "pakis" and considers himself to be English and associates himself with English culture rather than Pakistani. The next eldest sibling is Maneer who is very religious, and the only of George's children who follows the religion and Pakistani culture.

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  2. How does Charles Dickens create characters that are both memorable and striking in the novel 'Great Expectations'?

    In other words, they see everything through the eyes of this 'common boy' which makes the reader relate to him thus making him more striking and memorable. Dickens carefully separates the two Pips in the story; one tells his story and the other provides the readers with insight about what is actually happening to him and how he feels about it. This is best seen right at the start of the book with the quote "Who gave up trying to get a living exceedingly early in that universal struggle..."

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  3. Social behaviour Pygmalion and LoF

    It is astounding that Higgins is able to pass Eliza off as an elite, and Hungarian royalty at that, merely by altering her appearance and speech. The wealthy are so superficial they can not see past Eliza's appearance. On a deeper level, Pygmalion addresses the social ills in England at the turn of the century. Victorian England was characterized by extreme class division and limited, to no, social mobility. Language separated the elite from the lower class. In Pygmalion, Eliza's dialect inhibits her from procuring a job in a flower shop; Pygmalion is about the universal truth that all people are worthy of respect and dignity, from the wealthy nobleman to the beggar on the street corner.

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  4. How does Mary Shelley challenge and unsettle the reader of Frankenstein?

    They began an affair behind the back of his 18year old wife. When Godwin found out, he banned the young lovers from seeing each other. They decided to elope and set across the channel to Calais. When Mary became pregnant at 17, her father disowned her. The baby was born 2 months prematurely and died soon after its birth. Mary's life was full of so much death when she was so young, and this had a direct influence on 'Frankenstein'.

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  5. Ralph says "Things are breaking up I don't understand why. We began well. We were happy" Explain what went wrong on the island and how Golding explores the themes of good and evil.

    The island is also similar to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve directly disobey God they are thrown out of Paradise as a punishment. This is like the island becoming a burnt wasteland as a punishment for all the violence and evil carried out by the boys. Golding uses colour to represent good and evil throughout 'Lord Of The Flies'. The boys are happy on the island at first, as it seems almost not real, like a dream. "Where the pink cliffs rose out of the ground". Pink is a very dreamy colour and often relates to happiness and peace.

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  6. Examine how the aspects of good and evil are presented in the film 'Bram Strokes' 'Dracula' portrayed.

    and his beautiful princess Elizabeta. In the introduction to the film we see the camera moving in 'snapshot form' to a high angle/plan view of a bricked floor and we see the cross falling (like how Elizabeta falls with her Christianity and dies into hell in damnation) and then the cross shatters as it hits the ground. The Christian Cross falls from a high angle where the camera follows it falling. It then smashes as it plummets to the ground.

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  7. Arcadia Essay - Thomasina

    By saying more than one point that she can be questioned on, (both "Everything, thanks to Septimus", and "It is a Salvator!"), she gives Septimus time to think of an explanation. This is because the audience can then see that the adults in the scene are trying to follow Thomasina's diversion of the conversation. Both Lady Croom and Mr Noakes become confused, highlighting Thomasina's clear intelligence over them to the audience. Her intelligence and knowledge also makes the audience feel inferior to Thomasina, as there are points in the play when it is hard for us to understand exactly what she means.

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  8. Great Expectations

    overgrown with nettles" the graveyard is described as sad and lonely, and this is a use of pathetic fallacy because it is a reflection of Pip's feelings; the word 'bleak' also reveal to us that along with the graveyard being bleak, Pip's future is also bleak. Pip makes a juvenile assumption on his parents appearance, "I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly" Pip's innocent mind hallucinates about the appearance of his parents from their tombstones; his misreading of the situation represents a lack of communication.

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  9. Three Major Dreamers

    You just name it son...and I hand you the world!"). Nevertheless, Walter is directly given the characteristic of being a chauvinist man. "Don't call it that. See there, that just goes to show you what women understand about the world. Baby, don't nothing happen for you in this world 'less you pay somebody off!" This passage clearly shows this feature, with him stereotyping all women, by saying none of them are as intelligent as men. Another comment he makes, which also illustrates his sexist point of view , is the following, "No - there ain't no woman!

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  10. How Does Charles Dickens Create Characters That Are Both Memorable And Striking? Refer To At Least Three Children From The Novel.

    in monthly parts Jan 1837 - Mar 1839 and "The Pickwick Papers" released Mar 1836 - Oct 1837, were some of his other stories. Charles Dickens sprung to fame with the stories he wrote. Charles Dickens also had a long term relationship with Maria Beadnell he wrote to her: "I never have loved and I never can love any human creature breathing but yourself." although she was the daughter of a rich banker which he could not marry because she was wealthy and he wasn't.

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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?
  • Discuss the importance of stage directions in Miller's "A View from the Bridge" and what they reveal about the character of Eddie Carbone.

    "Eddie does not comprehend his feelings until Beatrice clearly articulates his desires in the conclusion of the play, "You want somethin' else, Eddie, and you can never have her!" - It doesn't seem like he has known about his secret desires until that moment. He then directs all his anger at Marco and tries to kill him. During the course of the play Eddie changes a lot. He becomes a man who betrays the community from the genuine Italian citizen he began as. Reasons for his downfall are his great Italian pride, his lack of restraint as he always wanted nothing less than everything, such as: Catherine, and Marco to beg in front of the community. But most of all, his loss of directions, he breaks the Code of Conduct so the Code "broke" him. It is ironic because at the beginning Eddie warns his family about the consequences if they snitch on the cousins but he suffered the very same consequences, as Vinny Bolzano did."

  • Discuss how Sharman Macdonald uses effective dramatic devices in the play "After Juliet"

    "In conclusion, Sharman Macdonald uses dramatic devices in "After Juliet" many times. The most effective one I looked at was The Drummer, a pivotal character in the play and one which makes the biggest impact. The reason for this that he controls what goes on. Juliet's present in "After Juliet" is also a good dramatic device as it is quite shocking and surprising to have Juliet in the play, considering she's dead. Gianni and Lorenzo are two characters in the play which aren't too essential, however act as a good dramatic device. The PA acts as an informer about what is going to happen and sets the scene. His part in "After Juliet" is a small one and not vital to the play, however his small speech may help a few members of the audience understand they play. Personally, I didn't enjoy reading the play. I felt it didn't do any justice to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Unlike the original, "After Juliet" didn't seem to cover much."

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