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

Stone Cold Critical Essay

Extracts from this document...


Stone Cold Critical Essay Stone cold by Robert Swindells is a book about a young boy who leaves home and goes to London to live on the streets, and about an ex-army man with mental problems who wants to get rid of homless people on the streets of London. In my essay I will discuss how the author uses uses dual-narrative effectively. I also intend to discuss how Swindells makes me feel sympathy towards homeless people and how he makes the average person with a house and a job seem unkind. Robert Swindells uses Links situation and his thoughts and feeling to make us feel sympathetic towards homeless people. ...read more.


"They avoid looking at me, I'm invisible see." Once link arrives in London and spends his first night on the streets we feel even more sorry for him as he begins to describe his inner feelings and some of the problems he was facing and some of the ones he could well be facing soon. Robert Swindells starts by describing Links first step to becoming homeless, Unemployment. He found that most employers wanted experience, something he had none of, and then there was the fact that he was scruffy and smelly did not help much. Not having a job did not help the situation with his new father, and this made him feel very unwanted. ...read more.


Shelter has some very odd feelings for the homeless, in his mind they are just dirt, they have no purpose in life, that is why it is his goal to "clean up the streets." The most likely explanation for this is because of his career in the army, he took people off the streets and turned them into soldiers, and after the army "Released" him on medical terms he decided to kill homeless people in his own time. Shelter is clearly a cold hearted murderer with some clear mental health issues, despite these two factors he carried out the first few murders very cleverly. ...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 Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe 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 Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    "Cal" by Bernard Maclaverty Critical essay

    4 star(s)

    Cal lives with his father, Shamie, in Northern Ireland on a Protestant Estate and as they are Catholics, the only Catholics living there, there is conflict between Cal and Shamie and their neighbours. Cal's home is like a prison to him, socially isolating him from the world in which he lives.

  2. Lamb Essay

    I think Owen Kane was a very ill and abused child who needed medical care and nurturing. He must have been upset to have kept wetting the bed at 12 years of age and of the ridicule from the other boys.

  1. The Weakest Link

    This enables the audience to question whether the correct choice has been made to whether that person should have been voted off by doing this it raises tension in the audience. The Person who does the voiceover is always a male who has a deep and tranquil voice.

  2. Frankenstein Essay

    Mary Shelley and her audience knew about body snatchers. In chapter 5 Mary Shelley sets a gothic scene by creating an atmosphere (at the beginning of chapter 5). Mary Shelley makes it all spooky and then starts to describe the character and then goes back to the weather.

  1. Jane Eyre Essay

    indicates that despite Jane is a member of the Reed family she is not treated to be as one by both the children and Abbot. Mr Lloyd is an "apothecary" who is treating Jane the day after her encounter with, what she recalled as being, a spirit.

  2. Hearts of Stone.

    They had known one another from childhood, having both grown up in the Old Kingdom. There was only three days parting their births, Amelin being the elder of the pair. In their childhood they had never seen eye to eye, constantly getting into fights, experimenting with their magical abilities upon

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