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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.

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    Compare Flight and Your shoes

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    In flight there is relationship between the grandfather and his granddaughter and the loss of his granddaughter as she is getting married because she has grown up. In 'Your Shoes' the relationship between mother and daughter and the theme of loss in the story come from the daughter running away and the mother feeling she has lost her. In 'Your shoes' the writer through the relationship between the two ladies and the shoes is venturing into the ideas of teenage life and the relations that a child needs with all his or her relatives.

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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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    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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    ANITA AND ME - Movie Review

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    The story of 'Anita and Me' basically revolves round Meena when she was living in a little village called Tollington. Meena is a young Indian girl who was born in Britain. She wants to be like all the other British people in her neighbourhood, eating fish finger instead of chapattis, having colourful flowers in her garden instead of crop and also have a normal life were you could go out whenever you wanted to with your mates, but instead Meena has to spend more time with her family.

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    The transformation of Eliza Doolittle

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    and also "Theres menners f'yer! Ta-oo banches o voylets trod into the mad" Bernard Shaw could have just written these as "Now then, Freddy: look where you're going, dear." And "There are manners for you! Two bunches of violets trodden into the mud." By using phonetics we get a better idea of what Eliza's accent is really like. When Eliza the flower girl is asking everyone beneath St Paul's Church if they would like to buy some flowers, Henry Higgins the phonetician is taking down every word she says.

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    PS, I Love You

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    The two became sweethearts and eventually married. Gerry and Holly realized they had met their soul mate. Gerry promised Holly that if he ever left her, he would leave a list. After fifteen years of blissful marriage, the dreams of Gerry and Holly are shattered when Gerry visits the doctor. Recently, he had been complaining about terrible headaches. The doctor originally thought Gerry needed glasses, however the couple later found out he was suffering from a brain tumor. After living a year with a brain tumor, Gerry takes his last breath. Holly is now left all alone to deal with her loss. The only way she knows how to cope is to surround herself with Gerry's possessions.

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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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    Lamb to the Slaughter Critical Evaluation

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    Mary at that moment acts perfectly fine and shows no reaction to the news she has just been told. She then calmly walks down to the cellar to get a frozen leg of lamb and then walks back upstairs and again into the sitting room where Patrick is and asks if he would like his tea. He then loses his temper and shouts at her with his back to her refusing to turn round. She consequently raises the leg of lamb high above her head and brings it down and strikes Patrick on the back of the head.

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    The Snake Stone Critical Evaluation

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    Nobody has any clues as to who his mother could be but they are sure that she was a teenage mother. James was left as a newborn baby in a mailbox outside someone's house with a stone and envelope. James checks maps and soon discovers that his place An example which creates a vivid image is when describing the of birth has to have been in a place called Hollygate. James is supposed to be travelling down to London to practice his hobby diving with a very professional coach.

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    How does the writer create tension and suspense in the 'Monkey's Paw'

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    'Hark at the wind', tells us that Mr White is very impatient with his son and we can sense that he is almost intimidated by his son. Both the setting and the characters are described in negative terms, portraying the image that there is something strange about the family. 'Knowing glance between mother and son' suggests that Mr White is not as connected to the family as the mother and son. Another way in which suspense and tension is created is through with holding information.

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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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