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    Comparing the similarity in themes in Alex Garland's 'The Beach' and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'.

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    Seeing my two travelling companions on such friendly terms with the other swimmers felt strange. They were all laughing and calling each other by name. It made me realise how much I'd been left out by sleeping through the first night and day in the camp. The Beach This is the first sign of isolation in The Beach and from here, the portrayal of Richard becomes increasingly isolated as the plot progresses. Similarly in Lord of the Flies, Simon begins as a respected member of the community and is selected by Ralph, the leader, to accompany him exploring.

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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?
  • In this essay I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad and write about how the film makers use different interpretations making Shrek as good and the Prince as evil to create an unusual fairytale.

    "After analysing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional ogre he is not. Shrek has the Donkey and other friends, he rescues Princess Fiona, which is really a knights job and finds true love by marrying Princess Fiona. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. He tortured the gingerbread man, he stole Shreks swamp, he made the knights fight Shrek, rejected the princess when he found out after sunset she becomes an ogre but he still wanted to become king. He is an extremely lazy and selfish person. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations this makes a good film not just because of the devices that the film makers use to influence the viewers. The viewer feels that Shrek is a far nicer character than Lord Farquaad even though by glance does not look like he is. Lord Farquaad looks important but is a bitter, twisted evil person."

  • In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale.

    "After analyzing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional orge he isn't because Shrek has friends like Donkey, normal orge's would probably have eaten the Princess not rescued her, Shrek also falls in love with the Princess and Shrek and Princess Fiona get married. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a Lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. Examples of Lord Farquaad's evil side is when he tortures the gingerbread man, when he dumps all the fairytale creatures in Shrek's swamp, he gets the knights to try and beat up Shrek and when he sees what Princess Fiona looks like when the sun goes down he says 'Get that out of my sight' and because he wants to become king so bad he says the marriage is legal. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the end of the film the viewers know that 'Shrek' is a modern fairytale, because the characters of Lord Farquaad and Shrek have been switched. What I learnt from this story is that the times are changing and that fairytales are becoming modern and all the characters are switched or the story plots change."

  • Shrek - In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairy tale.

    "After analysing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional ogre he is really a kind, loving soul who has good friends, rescues the Princess without causing much harm to anyone and finds love and gets married. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a Lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. He steals Shrek's swamp and makes him rescue Princess Fiona to get it back, he tortures the Gingerbread Man, rejects the Princess when he finds out he secret and falsely claims kingship. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the end of the film the viewers know that Shrek is the good guy and Lord Farquaad is the evil guy. Perhaps the message of the story is that you can't judge a book by the cover."

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