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  1. In this essay I am going to attempt to analyze to which extent the other characters in the book contribute to Kingshaw's death. Firstly I will explain each of the characters roles to which put Kingshaw to death.

    The situation from where Mrs. Kingshaw doesn't want to help her son or under stand his problems follows a parael line to the happiness of the relationship between her and Mr. Hooper. As she lacks a husband and Kingshaw lacks a Father she must think that it is a phase that all boys pass through at some stage in their lives. A quote shows how she misunderstands Kingshaws unhappiness in chapter ten also shows Mrs. Kingshaw slowly tries to become Hooper's "mother".

    • Word count: 1136
  2. Is 'The Woman in Black' a successful ghost story? - Susan Hill believes that a ghost story depends on 'atmosphere' and 'a sense of place'. Choose three passages from 'The Woman in Black' to show this.

    Susan Hill picks the right place to have Arthur Kipps' first sighting of the woman in black. She has the setting in a churchyard. When the reader comes across 'churchyard' you get the image of fear and decay. Using this Susan Hill goes into describing the churchyard in detail 'Ahead, where the wall ended in a heap of dust and rubble, lay the grey water of the estuary'. Susan Hill makes the image very precise. She also uses distinct contrast, '...across the tall grasses, and wild flowers of white and yellow and pink climbed and bloomed among the broken stones...'

    • Word count: 1940
  3. Blists Hill open air museum - Accuracy of Reconstruction

    She was the doctors wife and could answer many of our questions so she knew what the role of the doctor was in them days. This lady informed us on the things that did not directly include medical practice. She told us the prices of a doctor which was sixpence although if someone could not afford a doctor they would pay in kindness by either working for the doctor until the debt is eradicated or give the doctor things they produced.

    • Word count: 1597
  4. Explore The Ways In Which The Monster In Shelly's Frankenstein And Kingshaw In I'm The King Of The Castle Are Presented As Victims.

    They are simply requesting for equality to be treated the same and not as an individual because of their appearance or their past. Frankenstein is about human creation, which was very offensive to religion. It was written in1818 when all the people believed God created life and God took life. Galvanism was used in the story of Frankenstein, which was an early experiment in using electricity to resuscitate patients. It was amazing at that time to find out what science could do many people thought it was a miracle.

    • Word count: 1947
  5. Who was responsinble for the Death of Kingshaw?

    For example, Charles was shown to be afraid of a big crow which kept on coming back to him, so Hooper put a big crow which he had found at the attic beforehand, onto Kingshaw's bed in order to scare him. Hooper was able to turn the most ordinary object into a source of terror for Kingshaw. Kingshaw could not retaliate in any way, shape or form, instead he let Hooper get to him, and he was truly scared. "No Kingshaw thought, no.

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  6. Charles Kingshaw: A Coroner’s report

    Edmund, it appears had become very different to the secure, stable boy he once was. He apparently became very threatened by Charles' presence. He expressed this by a constant sense of "brotherly rivalry", always challenging the defenceless Kingshaw. Mind game after mind game, they are all listed in Edmund Hooper's confession to the child psychiatrist he met with before this inquest. Scaring him into some kind of submission, Charles constantly battled for power over his "opponent". But for what were they fighting?

    • Word count: 1662
  7. Explore the ways Susan Hill presents the power of the supernatural in the novel The Woman in Black

    For human beings, life is experiences through the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Once a sixth sense becomes apparent, it manifests itself as an awareness that doesn?t come through any of the other sense; in Chapter 1, the story moves into the realm of the supernatural, ?an emotion, a desire ? no, it was rather more, a knowledge, a simple certainty? was how Kipps described the feeling that ?Monk?s Piece?, one day, would belong to him. Hill develops the chilling theme throughout the first chapter further, especially by referring to the supernatural events that have been effecting

    • Word count: 1020

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