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- Marked by Teachers essays 38
Task- To discuss how Steven Spielberg uses cinematic techniques in the opening sequence of his film Jaws to create tension and suspense.4 star(s)
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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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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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?3 star(s)
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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''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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