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    Dramatic Impact in Act 3 of The Crucible

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    which lowers the tension then Fransis shws his deposition and the tension and expectation rises again. Most of the act rises and falls in this manner. This technique emphasizes the dramatic points in the play because it sort of isolates them between parts that aren't so dramatic. All the little high drama points in the act are leading to the main one in the end. The 3 depositions, Nurse's, Giles's and Mary's, create huge drama in the way that they are presented and out hopes are raises that the court will see justice and then turned down by the court for a small reason.

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    Religion in Life of Pi

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    The second story is a story of "dry, yeastless factuality" (Martel 64). He shows that people who have faith will choose the fanciful story. By using the two different stories it becomes apparent that the fantastical version makes a better and more beautiful story. Pi tells the story of the animals so he can cope with the reality of the horrific truth. Martel asks, "...which story do you prefer?"(Martel 317). Martel wants there to be a choice between the two stories.

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    How does the character of Stanley Yelnats change in "Holes"?

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    He'd lost a lot of weight." This shows that his experiences digging holes and eating smaller meals from cans have made him thinner and fitter. His fitness has improved throughout the novel. Stanley and his father have always been very discouraged with luck, sometimes so much that they became, "so discouraged that they actually started to believe in the curse." Stanley relies on the curse as an explanation for all of his bad luck. The curse has apparently been in the family for generations, set because his great-great grandfather stole a pig from a gypsy.

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    Shadow of the minotaur essay

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    The main character in the book is a boy named Phoenix. At the start of the novel, he is not a very strong character; he gets bullied at school, he doesn't have many friends and the only thing that cheers him up is when he is playing guinea pig of 'the game': "Nobody would believe me when I told them what a freak of nature you are. Now they've found out for themselves... Go on free knickers, give us all a laugh.

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  5. In his novel, So Much to Tell You, John Marsden [IS1] presents a traumatised teenager who makes progress[IS2] through friendship[IS3] . Important friendships Marina encountered include those with school friends, her councillor, Mrs Ransome

    Marina has experience a traumatic accident that has resulted significant scaring to her face. It seems that as a means of coping with the trauma she has opted not to speak. However, her feelings about her mutism are ambivalent. Marsden[IS9] presents her feelings on her silence as 'always my fortress, sometimes my prison[IS10].' These metaphors[IS11] are highly effective; a fortress suggest a fortified building that is impregnable and invulnerable to intruders and this suits Marina as she feels protected by her silence. Oh the other hand, prison is also apposite (fitting) because it suggest a state of isolation and punishment and sums up the way Marina sometime feels.

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  6. I believe the main theme in Flannery O'Connors's short story, Good Country People is approval; everyone wants to believe that they are beautiful and we seek approval from both our parents and friends.

    To me this story depicts the real meaning of life and how you can be happy with your own self, disability or not. By changing her name to Hulga I believe that Joy not only accepts herself but realizes that not everyone is meant to be made perfectly. Hulga's main accomplishment is her education, a Ph. D in Philosophy. Joy's mother, Mrs. Hopewell did not like the fact that her daughter had gotten a Ph. D in Philosophy. " My daughter is a schoolteacher, or even my daughter is a chemical engineer.

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  7. The narrator tells the story, The Yellow Wallpaper as if she were reading it from a journal,

    detail or the narrator could of forgotten parts of the story or telling it in the way she wanted things to happen. As well she is mentally unstable therefore we have one viewpoint of the story that may not be interpreted in the same way as if it were from someone 'normal.' The irony is the idea that we have the knowledge of the narrator virus the knowledge of the characters in the story. The narrator is naturally the most reliable source in a story, considering their point of view their the ones who present us with the facts.

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  8. In Carvers The Cathedral, the narrator throughout the story keeps judging the blind man before and after he meets him.

    A beard on a blind man! Too much, I say" (Carver, 2006, p. 79). The wife keeps getting mad at the narrator, because she keeps thinking that he keeps telling this silly blind jokes, when actually he's just trying to be nice to Robert and have a normal conversation with him. This can be seen when the narrator asks Robert on which side of the train was he sitting which then the wife reacts to it by saying: "What a question, which side!"

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  9. In Araby, a lot of attention has been on the character who is an unnamed boy.

    The boy loves her but doesn't have the courage to say it. When he reaches the bazaar, seeing only one stall he realizes how foolish he is. He has never been to this bazaar before and after seeing only one stall and the lady who is rude to him realizes this is a foolish place to hang out. He waited all week to come here and he is very disappointed at himself to have fallen in love with Mangan's sister and he realizes that she will never love him.

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  10. Review of "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.

    But the strong bond between the boy and Santiago was never gone. Santiago strongly determined and with hope risks all and takes his skiff far out into wide ocean trying to catch a fish. He hooks a big marlin that pulls him even further from the coast, but after a mythic three-day struggle he succeeds to kill it.

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  11. my speech on the main themes in the novel "The Chrysalids"

    mutagenic chemicals, such as transposons, can insert harmful chemicals that can alter the gene's activity. It can also occur due to the error that occurred during DNA replication, mutations that are inherited, novo mutation and Viruses which can replace a part of the DNA with their own. Erica: Some of the examples from the past include, the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which releases large amounts of radioactive contamination affecting almost all of Europe. Everyone is affected, both animals and humans alike. Jacqueline: Examples from the novel include Sophie Wender, Gordon Storm and other deviations.

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  12. Explore Anita Desais intensely evocative, descriptive style in Studies in the Park

    The pressure that is mounted on him slowly starts to rise as the exams approach, this in turn, results in him becoming a workaholic: eventually his whole life revolves around his studies. He then sees a life changing vision that completely transforms his perspective of life. 'Studies in the Park' contains various descriptions, and images that enables the true message of the story to be brought out. The story begins with the line "-Turn it off, turn it off...What next, my god" this line evidently depicts the irritability that Suno is experiencing.

    • Word count: 800
  13. The novel is called The Chrysalids. What do you think is the significance of this title, especially in relation to the novels themes? Support your answer with close reference to the novel.

    In relation to the title, 'Chrysalids' refers to the cocoon stage of a butterfly, which signifies a protected stage of development. Likewise, the Waknuk society is wrapped up in its own world, protected from external influences with their religious beliefs. The external influences that the society tries to protect from are the people or objects which appear different with regards to the definition. Just like a cocoon wrapped up protectively in its own casing, the society protects itself from these external influences by ensuring that the people in the society strictly abide by the definition, making sure that the people

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  14. The Wizard of Oz was written by L. Frank Baum. In 1939, MGM Movie made Wizard of Oz Movie based on the book that Baum written, which became favorite fantasy movie at that time

    The people of the land were very grateful, because Dorothy's house was landed and killed the witch of East and set them free from witch's slavery. The Witch of North told that her there are four witches in the Land of Oz: North, East, West and South. Two of them, North and East are good, yet the other two are not. Dorothy was so afraid and told the Witch of North to help her go back to Kansas. The Witch refused but asked her to go to Emerald City to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who might help her.

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  15. The novel The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hilton is about two gangs living in Oklahoma around the 1950s. Although there are a few minor conflicts at the start of the book these begin to start forming into major conflicts.

    I will start with Ponyboy as he has a lot of conflict within his own family. Ponyboy is a fourteen year old teenager who lives with his two older brothers, Darry and Sodapop. The story the Outsiders is told from his prospective. Ponyboy has had a lot of conflict in his life since his parents died in a car crash. This forced Darry to work full time, quit school and take care of his younger brothers. Due to their desperate struggle with poverty, Ponyboy and his brothers often find themselves in conflict with each other. These conflicts are often a result of Darry getting frustrated.

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  16. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman- How is tension created in the extract and how does it make the reader feel for Lyra?

    The extract shows the reader a bit about Lyra's personality. "En't you heard of the Gobblers?" This shows that she is not well educated as her English is not correct. ""They en't real, Gobblers. Just a story.""They are!"Lyra said......... Suddenly she felt very afraid. Pantalaimon as a fierce lion, sprang in her arms and growled" In these lines Philip Pullman expresses Lyra's character; she is portrayed as someone that wants her own way and does not like it if someone argues against her. She also can be violent seeing that she got very aggressive when she heard the bad news and pantalaimon turned into a lion.

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  17. What does the story of The Star Beast tell us about human nature? The star beast is a short story by Nicholas Grey

    Later as the creature got better and recovered from its wounds and illness the farmer and wife were paid some money by the authorities to take him away to see some experts. The farmer's wife was very sad to see him go, she said "he was getting to know me" this shows that she liked the beast. Some professors looked at it; they were "far from silly." They decided that he was "oddly human." They gave him a plate and a cup but they did not give him a knife as they thought that it was dangerous for him to have possession of a weapon.

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  18. The Outsiders - how does the attack on Johnny affect the boys

    "His white t-shirt was splattered with blood." Soda pop was the first to reach Johnny after he had been attacked. Sodapop was gentle and calm in making the situation better rather than worse. "Its okay Johnnycake there gone now" this shows how Sodapop acts as Johnny's fatherly figure as Johnny really doesn't have one at home. Ponyboy arrives second. Sodapop is sick to his stomach and terrified to what the Socs have done "I just stood there trembling with sudden cold". This shows how the attack on Johnny was particularly bad and how beat up Johnny was.

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  19. Identity is the theme in the novel After The First Death by Robert Cormier. Throughout the book, Kate, the main character is constantly changing her emotions and the way she acts showing her different sides.

    Which tells the reader that she is terrified and scared. However, Kate overcomes her fears and tries to become brave, driving the bus away from the bridge she thinks that she is going to get away until she stalls the bus. After failing, Kate starts to give up and when she hears the noise of a gun being shot at Raymond is when she really turns to a side where there is no happiness. After she heard the shot, Kate kept repeating herself, for example, "Something, something else. Yes, yes.

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  20. How does the first act of the play prepare us for what follows?

    The play is set in Salford, Lancashire, and the north of England. Hobson is of middle class background but has been running his show shop set in Chapel St, successfully, for some year. Hobson's shop is quite big. It shows that he has the money to buy a better quality shop. The Hobson's family is well educated. Also, the trap door shows the social status. Hobson is a really selfish and immature man. He does not care about his daughters' and he leaves all the works to Maggie and relies to her.

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  21. How are susupense and tension created in the Monkey's Paw and the Tell Tale Heart

    Jacobs gives us this short description of the setting and weather to create an eerie atmosphere. This atmosphere created at the beginning of the play lasts throughout and keeps the reader engaged and tense. Poe, on the other hand, does not give us much of a description of the setting, only that most of the story is set during midnight. He focuses more on the main character, the narrator. Poe gives us a very in depth look at the narrators thoughts, and so creates the eerie atmosphere through this person's thoughts, "One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture...

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  22. The Monkeys Paw - my alternative ending.

    Nothing, not even money is worth losing family over. I had to stop my wife before it is too late. I grabbed the monkeys paw and headed downstairs after my wife. I watched desperately as my wife turned the door knob to reveal the figure I only knew so well standing there. I felt tears coming down my face as I realized that figure was my son. My son Herbert was standing at my doorway. Only something was very different.

    • Word count: 686
  23. Pan's Labrynth Newspaper Article

    Police have told the public, with help from the forensics, they have found fingerprints of the future suspects. The 13 men who are kept in for indepent interviews Have released information about who they are and that they are part of the Spanish Maquis guerrillas. The man and his sister have also revealed a quote from behalf of both of them; "We knew the girl, she was very close to us both." Once alone, the woman said "The girl was like my own daughter.

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  24. Lady Marguerite Blakeney in the Scarlet Pimpernel

    Nevertheless, Orczy did not only use indirect characterization. When she depicted Marguerite's status or appearance, she characterized Marguerite directly. For example, Orczy described her as "a beautiful, fascinating, clever, French wife" (42, 2). In conclusion, Marguerite was characterized numerous times during the story, enabling readers to find out a great deal about her personality, life, and background, so she was indisputably a round character. Marguerite's change within the course of the novel was exceptionally severe, making her a dynamic character. In the beginning, she was perceived as a heartless, inconsiderate person, as she constantly ridiculed her husband, Sir Percy (45, 2).

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  25. Robert Fergusson

    Andrews University. As a student, Fergusson became infamous for his pranks, having once come close to expulsion. Despite this riotous reputation, the poet's education stayed with him: the influence of his schooling in Latin and Greek, and of his friendship with the author of The Epigoniad (1757), Professor William Wilkie, is evident throughout his poetry. While at St. Andrews, legend has it that he began a tragedy on William Wallace, but abandoned the project when hearing of another play with the same theme.

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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?
  • Compare and contrast the two pairs of lovers in 'Much Ado about Nothing'. Consider their attitudes, actions, language, love and audience reaction to their stories.

    "In conclusion the play illustrates a kind or irony. The young passionate relationship between Hero and Claudio based on shallow first appearances deepens. As Claudio matures he begins to appreciate Hero as a real person when he realises her innocence and finally marries her. Beatrice and Benedick's innate love is cemented, when in the final scene, they begin to realise the game they have been playing and see each other for who they really are. Benedick finally silences Beatrice with a kiss, and thus like all Shakespeare's comedies the play ends in marriage between the two couples, allowing his audience to return home satisfied and in good spirit. BIBILOGRAPHY 1. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare - Arden (2001) 2. Much Ado About Nothing - Film starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Brannagh. 3. Much Ado About Nothing - York Notes (1980) 4. Much Ado About Nothing - Spark Notes 5. Internet www.gcseguide.co.uk"

  • an inspector calls- discuss the dramatic affect the inspector has upon the play

    "In conclusion, all of the drama in the play is either directly related to the Inspector or is involving the Inspector. He disrupts the Birling household immensely; he leaves the foundations of the family shattered. One of the clever things the Inspector does is; instead of breaking the family down by telling them they are awful people and that they have killed a young, innocent girl. He gives them some facts, tells them how they were involved and then he lets them work out in their minds what they have done and how they can avoid a similar situation in the future. ."

  • Compare the beginnings of Uncle Ernest and Brighton rock.

    "In conclusion, I mostly enjoyed the opening of Brighton Rock by Graham Greene because I was kept interested throughout and I wanted to read the rest of the story to find out what happens to Hale and if he really gets murdered. I also want to get to know the character better because I feel I know nothing about him. The author writes the story well because the techniques he uses help to build the suspense. I did not really enjoy Uncle Ernest and I wasn't inspired to read on because there was little action and I already knew lots about the main character. Allegra Gacsall"

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