• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"In the Darkness out there" Lively also uses language to make Packers End seem bedraggled, filthy, overgrown and unpleasant by using words to depict a squalid image

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A02 Details which foreshadow Mrs Rutterâs revelation Use of contrast, e.g. presentation of Mrs Rutter compared with what she had done Description of the young peopleâs fears about Packerâs End Use of dialogue When The Wasps Drowned: description of the calm way the children respond to discovering the body and their actions after this Anil: how Noor builds up a sense of fear leading to the hanging 'the Darkness out there'. it is about two young people who go to help an old lady but leave shocked after several chilling revelations. The children are members of a neighbourhood help club that around the neighbourhood doing menial jobs for old people. The significance of the title and the ambiguity of the title is that literally ''the darkness'' can mean the darkness of Packers End but metaphorically it could refer to evil of Mrs. Rutter. To aid this theme of ambiguity ''out there'' is used as it is unspecified and could literally mean out there in the world or metaphorically inside everyone's mind. ...read more.

Middle

Thus making the reader want to read on. She further adds tension by using long descriptive sentences e.g. "Crumbling, rusty scraps of metal and cloth and...bones ?" This is used By Penelope Lively to further prolong the audiences anxiety. We then notice the way Mrs. Rutter?s character is portrayed through her environment, both historically and geographically. The house is introduced sending out two different messages. One is that of a quaint homely place. This can be recognized through the descriptions of the china ornaments, ?big-eyed flop-eared rabbits and beribboned kittens and flowery milkmaids and a pair of naked chubby children wearing daisy chains?. Firstly, this gives the impression of a cuddly ?grandmother? figure, but then the picture is broken with the mention of the ?smell of cabbage?. This comment conflicts with the otherwise friendly scene to suggest something is not rite. The house reflects Mrs. Rutter?s character. An example of this is ?her eyes investigated, quick as mice?. Later, the house mirrors this comment by the author describing that it ?smelt of damp and mouse?, As we can see she is not like other sterotypes and is quite secretive. ...read more.

Conclusion

One reason why she does this may be because she has no children of her own, so she goes on stereotypical ideas. She also makes the reader feel uneasy, ?Mind your pretty skirt, pull it up a bit, there?s only me to see if you?re showing a bit of bum.? This provokes the thought that she has a slightly warped mind, also not something you expect from an elderly woman. Mrs. Rutter is bitter and resentful because of the death of her husband. She delights in the German?s death, ?I thought, oh no, you had this coming to you, mate, there?s a war on.? She seems surprised when Kerry and Sandra suddenly get up to leave, disgusted with her tale. She has no remorse and doesn?t realize there was anything wrong with what she did, her conscience still not activated all these years later. As a whole this has been an unpleasent experience for both Sandra and kerry who are disgusted at the time, and realise their is more than darkness in the world. From this sandra learns that the world isn?t all a daydream and as innocent as she thought, and that the darkness was not in the woods. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Other Authors section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Other Authors essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Discuss Nick Hornby s presentation of Marcus in chapters 1-10 of About a Boy

    4 star(s)

    he is just a stranger, In chapter nine, we sadly see a suicide attempt from Fiona. The events leading up to this moment, is very intense. On the day of the suicide attempt, Marcus is at Regent Park for a picnic with Suzie and Will.

  2. journeys end

    Osborne quickly jumps in and defends Stanhope "He's a long way the best company commander we've ever got." and eventually Hardy backs down "Oh, I know; he's a splendid chap!" From that, you can determine that Hardy thinks Stanhope is a drunk and that he is a joke to the

  1. The Intersection of External Time and Internal Time in Mrs Dalloway

    In the very beginning of the novel, the reader learns about Clarissa's age and that she is ill through Scrope Purvis' thoughts. He describes her as "a charming woman [with] a touch of the bird about her, of the jay, blue-green, light, vivacious, though she was over fifty, and grown very white since her illness" (4).

  2. CS Lewis, Narnia and Myths

    In this book we learn more about the fundamental nature of Narnia, its customs and traditions. The White Witch enlightens the reader about one of Narnia's ancient laws after capturing Edmund, one of the four central characters. She claims that Edmund's life is hers to take: "You at least know

  1. Discuss how Blake uses language and imagery in chimney sweeper poems to communicate his ...

    Whereas, in the songs of experience, The Chimney Sweeper, Blake dehumanises chimney sweepers by describing them as 'a little black thing' Blake uses this imagery to show the reader how society see a chimney sweeper; thus by calling them 'things' instead of children, Blake insinuates to the reader that society

  2. Discuss the techniques Gaskell uses to present Margaret, Thornton and workers in the riot ...

    She lets Mr Thornton tell her what to do. As a southern gentlewoman she views Milton as "regularly built" meaning everything is the same, and dull and boring. She sees the "hopeless streets" and regrets moving to Milton. She usually contrasts to Mr Thornton's sister, Fanny, but in the riot

  1. Compare and contrast the two pairs of lovers in 'Much Ado about Nothing'. Consider ...

    Claudio speaks convincingly of his love in verse. Their attitudes to marriage are somewhat different. For Claudio marriage is a financial matter as wealthy young women came with substantial dowries thus enabling a gentleman to provide a suitable lifestyle for his future family.

  2. This essay will analyse an extract from the book Help by Penelope Lively.

    The use of the simple sentence ?she thought of everything? highlights Jenny feels that a huge weight has been lifted off her shoulders as Mrs Porch is covering everything. Although at first Jenny felt anxious around Mrs Porch, Jenny soon warms to her.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work