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    Task- To discuss how Steven Spielberg uses cinematic techniques in the opening sequence of his film Jaws to create tension and suspense.

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    As a gigantic great white shark takes refuge in Amity Beach's waters, Police Chief Martin Brody and his two acquaintances must combine their expertise and set out to stop it, though all is not so simple; the mayor of Amity Island wants the beaches kept open for the surrounding businesses. Brody must win over the mayor in order to save innocent victims of shark attacks and keep Amity Island as a sought-after holiday destination. As in any film, the usual roles of film editor, director, and producers were taken; however, one of the most significant roles in Jaws was the music, composed by John Williams.

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    Analysis of the opening of the Shrek movie

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    Certainly, they fit the criteria of what one would expect from an Ogre. We see him go through his morning routine in the first few minutes of the film. We can construe that the reasons as to why Shrek outwardly displayed such degrees of improper conduct could be as a result of him living alone. This essentially means that he can just be himself. In addition to his bad habits, we see how at tune with nature Shrek is. For example, when Shrek uses an insects' entrails as a toothpaste. That was not only a demonstration of one of his many bad habits, but also it was also a display of his adaptability to his environment and an embracing attitude of the natural environment to which he was disposed.

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    How does Shakespeare present the character of Hamlet?

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    the encounter revealing to him that the latter was murdered by his own brother and Hamlet's uncle Claudius. This is also the moment in the play which perhaps serves as the turning point, and also a change in directions for Hamlet as he takes it upon himself to avenge his father's death. It is also the point where Hamlet's character is observed to undergo a change from that of a moral and righteous character to one who realises that the causes of all moral dilemmas is perhaps the existence of Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. "That one may smile, and smile, and still be a villain" - This was Hamlet's spoken thoughts regarding Claudius as a result of his discovery.

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    The Crucible - How does Arthur Miller use dramatic devices in Act 1 to reveal the impact of the witch hunt on individuals in Salem?

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    Miller noticed the parallels between the witch hunts of the 1600's and the present day McCarthyism situation, and wrote this play in response. Miller's intentions are very clear in the play. It is a parable or a lesson taught by means of a true story, investigating and re-creating the events which took place in Salem. In 1692, hysteria ran through the community as a consequence of allegations of witchcraft amongst its members. Dozens of innocent people were hanged; to avoid hanging, once convicted on the evidence of children alone, the accused had to confess and to accuse others of this crime.

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    'The Darkness out there'.

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    ''You can still hear voices'' and the word ''darkness'' is used to add a streak of evil. Lively also uses language to make Packers End seem bedraggled, filthy, overgrown and unpleasant by using words to depict a squalid image e.g. ''Nasty, dark, crumbling, rusty, scraps and creepy.'' Lively also uses short sentences on purpose e.g. ''Then it was the German plane. And other things too.'' this is used to add dramatic tension, which is useful for creating an impact on the audience. Myths and rumours also add to the spooky atmosphere e.g. "Then it was the German plane."

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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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