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    stand by me

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    The next shot is a close up shot because it shows the whole face of the man in more detail and you can tell that by seeing his expressions he is really sad or something bad has happened and he is upset over it. It looks like he is remembering something from his past - he looks really depressed and lonely. The next shot is a close up / extreme close up, they are showing a newspaper with the heading "attorney Christopher Chambers fatally stabbed in restaurant."

    • Word count: 1346
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    The role of animals in The Unbearable lightness of being

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    that "this was not the most ordinary of bodies; this was the most extraordinary body" (155). On the contrary, "Karenin knew nothing about the duality of body and soul and had no concept of disgust" (297). Although Kundera does not entirely agree with Descartes, he noted that Descartes belives "when animals laments, it is not a lament; it is merely the rasp of a poorly functioning mechanism" (288). "Karenin always kept [Tereza] company." (284) He does not understand the concept of body and soul because his goal through his entire life is to serve and be loyal to his master, he does not need to satisfy anyone's sexual needs, and does not need to carry the unbearable weight that Tomas and Tereza have to carry.

    • Word count: 1253
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    Still I Rise vs I Too Sing America

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    Black history is "welling" over with tales of injustice - in The Hurricane, a true film directed by Norman Jewison, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for a murder he didn't commit just because of the colour of his skin, and there are many more victims of racism just like him. Angelou concludes the wave metaphor with "I bear in the tide" to allow the reader to see that despite the black race being victims of slavery and racism, they are able to use their unique history to move forward in life to strive towards a more equal society.

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    Letter to daniel

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    Throughout the letter Keane uses repetition. He says, " We had wanted you, and waited for you, imagined you and dreamed about you". Repetition of the word "you" reinforces the personal aspect of the letter and it also highlights Keanes feelings of joy and pride towards his son. The impact of his son's arrival is clearly shown when he says, " your coming has turned me upside down and inside out ... so much that seemed essential to me has ...

    • Word count: 1375
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    Act 1 Scene 3 the merchant of venice

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    Jews could not eat pork and they were also very mean with their money. They had to wear a gabardine, which is a traditional Jewish coat. Jews weren't treated with respect or acknowledgement. Also, both Antonio and Shylock are stereotypical so the conflict will be to the extreme. As Shylock enters, the audience are introduced to him by his quotes where he's tinkering with the bond. " Three thousand ducats, well." " For three months, well." He uses the word "well" which shows he's pondering this bond. His quotes are stated in an unsure tone of voice.

    • Word count: 1347
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    Journeys End coursework

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    Robert Cedric Sherriff was born in 1896, in Hampton Wick, Middlesex. He was educated at Kingston Grammar school, and he went on to become a clerk in an insurance office and then an insurance adjuster. After these jobs, Sherriff decided to join the army, like millions of other young men. He served as a captain in the 9th East Surrey Regiment in World War I, fighting at Vimy and Loos. He was severely wounded at Passchendaele near Ypres in 1917. It was these personal experiences during the war that translate into text in "Journey's End," making the play almost the memoirs of a veteran, and it lends authenticity to the play.

    • Word count: 1985
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    How does Shakespeare make Act3 Scene1 of Romeo and Julliet dramatic for the audience?

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    We as an audience therefore know that the two feuding families (the Montague's and the Capulet's) are now related and so this installs a sense of hope that the families shall cease the fighting and call a peaceful truce. The audience are also curious as there have been many questions left unanswered for example will Romeo and Juliet tell their parents? And if so, how will this affect the relationship between the two families? Shakespeare evokes these emotions because they make the scene more dramatic and involve the audience into the script as they feel for the characters ignorance of the change of situation.

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    Stone Cold Critical Esaay

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    Link finds out that Gail is a journalist and she leaves him with only a few bank notes. The novel has two narrators and is told in the first person. Link and Shelter don't meet until the end of the book, but their stories interweave throughout the whole novel. One thing that Swindells does well is to show the personalities and feelings of the characters - particularly Link and Shelter - very well. The author uses the metaphor: "I was poised at the top of a downward spiral," to show how vulnerable Link feels and how he feels that the only way his life can go is down.

    • Word count: 1060
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    Most unlikley hero essay

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    Everyone slowly plodding to their seats as Mr Brown opened the door and announced "Lets start of with a test." What a way to start the year. I looked up to check the time thinking it was nearly the end of the lesson, but it had only been 20 minutes in. No one could really be bothered with the test; I could hear my brain cells knocking together as if they were nothing in my skull. I had forgotten all my knowledge over the holidays Everyone was bored, "Please can I go to the toilet sir?"

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    Luhrmann version of Act 1 Scene 5 brings it to life

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    The chirpy singing by Mercutio also vindicates my point. Secondly, Baz Luhrmann's use of music is very intricately chosen. At the very start of the party, we can clearly see Mercutio very lively and upbeat, dancing and singing along to a very apt, upbeat song, showing off the party atmosphere amongst everyone in the mansion. As we get further in into the play, we get a very slow, engaging piece of music played when Romeo and Juliet first meet (through a fish tank!), whilst Luhrmann has decided to drain out the party atmosphere noises in the background.

    • Word count: 1389
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    Compare the ways "the open window" and "the landlady" deal with deception, and explain how suspense is created by the two authors.

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    The settings of both stories are very important to the way how suspense and deception are created. In "the landlady", it happened during the night. The author uses sympathetic background grab the reader's attention. During the night, many crimes are committed, murders, killing ect. Also the night setting helps the landlady to get hold Billy's attention using warm fires and charmingly arranged "willows" and pets. Raold Dahl also uses real places in England to help the readers to relate to themselves. In "the open window", Saki also uses sympathetic background to enhance the suspense and the plot of the story, the setting was in an imaginary "rural retreat" with "marshes" and "moor", just the right place to bring on a chain of unfortunate events.

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    Blade Runner and Frankenstein

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    Both texts seem to conclude that we are masters of our own misery - that by trying to transcend the natural order through science we have lost our balance and fallen from grace thus positioning us conclude that we are "of life" and that we should return to it. Being a romantic writer Shelley was disillusioned with the manner in which technology developments had lead to a loss in man's contact with the natural world. Due to the romantics seeing nature as a potential source of enlightenment they were weary that science and technology had/will cause a dislocation within what they considered the natural order.

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    Examine the techniques used by J.B. Priestley to create dramatic tension and mystery throughout An Inspector Calls(TM)

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    At the time, trade unions were weak so Eva led a strike in the hope that they could get fairer treatment. However, Mr. Birling has refused her requests and she is sacked from the factory after leading the strike, 'She'd had a lot to say - far too much - so she had to go.' The play was written at a time of great hope that society would become more fair and equal after World War Two. The First Labour government in Britain was first elected in 1945, committed to social change.

    • Word count: 1959
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    Sun Vampiers

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    The articles title, "SUN VAMPIRES," is an oxymoron; because vampires can't actually go out in the sunlight as if they do they will die. This gives the reader an image that the user becomes dependent on the sunlight and being without out it will damage them. This language technique can draw attention to a reader that is just flicking through the pages. This get a lot more people to read the article. The sub headings bombard the reader with three main images, the first of which is the quote "they're desperate for a sun fix" witch puts an image of a drug addict in you head, doing what they can for any money then immediately spending it on the drug.

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    Catcher In The Rye - Alternative Ending

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    They were all horsing around, laughing and all. We sat next to them. We took up a lot of room, since we had my two suitcases, plus my old suitcase with Phoebe's stuff in it. I heard some kid say, "Phoebe, your brother found you!" I looked across the bus. It was that kid I met in the park yesterday, the girls who roller skates I'd tightened and all. "Holden's coming to see me in the play", she said to the girl. She tugged my arm, "This is my brother Holden, Holden, this is Susie.

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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?

    "Each writer Dickens and Stoker uses different methods to create a spine-chilling effect on the reader each could even be masters of horror and suspense, all the aspects that the gothic genre needs to be successful and "The Signal Man" and "Dracula's Guest" where very successful in that age and successful today in the study of literature .In conclusion after close analysis of both stories I have seen that both stories are great for maintaining tension and use techniques such as alliteration, pathetic fallacy and are good to create confusion among the readers. This wining combination gives the story a kick and keeps the reader engrossed in the story. I believe that stoker is perfect for building suspense and tension while Dickens plays on the reader's emotion by lulling them into a sense of security and then confuses them and then plays on their confusion."

  • To what extent are Guleri and Veronica victims of their cultures?

    "In conclusion, Veronica is a victim of her culture because from the beginning, she has been vulnerable and has had an unfortunate life. Since her childhood she was beaten and forced to work and look after the family. This may have led her to believe that fate is doing this to her and so she must go along with it. Even though all of her family moved away, she remained. This has, in time, made her a victim of the harsh culture and traditional pressure. Similarly, Guleri killed herself because her life was always quiet and peaceful, and she always went along with whatever she was told, but once Manak and his mother had decided she was going to break tradition, they indirectly killed her."

  • To what extent is ‘Empire of the Sun’ a rites of passage novel

    "As the book draws to a conclusion, it becomes clear that Jim has grown up. When he is reunited with his parents he realises that 'his mother and father had been through a different war,' showing that he was grown up and less dependant on his parents. He is also older and wiser, and realises how patient China have been, and he thinks that 'One day China would punish the rest of the world, and take a frightening revenge.' By the end of the book we have a full picture of Jim's difficult childhood. We can see that he has changed from the spoilt child, who goes to fancy dress parties in the middle of a war, and who can't possibly believe that someone could live in a room the size of his dressing room, to a young adult who has graduated from the 'University of Life', and who now realised that China would one day take a huge revenge. This change shows the reader that although thought of as a war novel, 'Empire of the Sun' is actually a Rites of Passage novel, and the war is just the time and place in which the story is set."

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