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Stoneygate. From lines 1-18 we learn that Stoneygate was a wilderness, that it was an empty place between the houses and the river where the ancient pit of the coal mine had been. We learn that everywhere in Stoneygate there was hollows in the gardens, ja

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Introduction

Stoneygate 1) From lines 1-18 we learn that Stoneygate was a wilderness, that it was an empty place between the houses and the river where the ancient pit of the coal mine had been. We learn that everywhere in Stoneygate there was hollows in the gardens, jagged cracks in the roadways and in the house walls. We learn that lamp posts and telegraph were out of shape and twisted. We learn that the fragments of coal darkened the soil. We learn that towards the fringes of Stoneygate where the houses stopped, the hills started. We learn that in the final street, it was a pot-holed dead end of old cottages, most of them were boarded up. We learn that Stoneygate had a rundown Co-Op store and a tatty pub. We learn that there was an upturned pram in the beaten garden. In general we learn that the place was very poor and tatty looking and not looked after, we also learn that the people (dozens of children) ...read more.

Middle

Then if things couldn't get any weirder Askew showed me a picture he had drew, it was me. He then gave the picture to me and told me to take it, he had drawn it for me. He then got up and started talking to me about friends and told me that me and him would get to be a lot closer. To tell you the truth I didn't really want to even see him again. I just found him to be very weird. 3) The writer of this passage give the reader the uneasy feeling that something unusual and mysterious is going to happen. Firstly the writer begins to describe the area of Stoneygate which begins to create a picture of the area. He describes the area as being a wilderness and empty. He tells us that there was an ancient pit which use to be a coal mine and we get the impression that it was now just a big hole in the ground. ...read more.

Conclusion

As he looks like this youth who is only looking to fight but yet is carrying a sketch pad and a pencil. The writer then goes on to tell us the conversation between the two and this really begins to create a sense of unease and that something is going to happen. Askew asks Kit has he just moved in. The tone of his voice seems to be very rude and we expect Kit to say yes and then Askew to hit him or something like that. But instead Kit goes onto say his father was from her and so to was his grandfather as if to say he has a right to be here and then Askew replies "I know". When we hear this it creates a sense of unease and the turn of events seem to change. Next thing Askew is offering Kit a sweet. All these events create a great sense of unease and a feeling that something is going to happen, but what we think is going to happen and what happens appears to be completely different and we begin to think that Askew is very strange and weird. ...read more.

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