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Torts - Trespass to Land and Person
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Compare and contrast the factors that shaped the life-chances of two of the subjects in 28-Up.
There are many factors that contribute to the life-chances of people in society, and in the British documentary 28-Up, the director Michael Apted closely observes them. Many of the 7-year-olds filmed in the first instalment do indeed achieve their lives' ambitions, but some others' lives are dramatically altered by twists of fate. For example, while two of the characters studied by Apted - Bruce and Neil - while they start without extreme differences in their starts in life, by the 28-Up instalment, their lives have diverged significantly.
Both Bruce and Neil had large prospects in life at very young ages, and both were extremely lively in their first interviews, though with contrastingly different on-camera presences. This particular difference may be attributed to their differences in social class. While Bruce, like many of the upper class children interviewed, had very 'posh' accents, carefully constructed answers and dreams of attending Oxford or Cambridge, the middle class children were much more relaxed and had aspirations in life that were not always centred around education. Although it is not directly said in Neil's interviews
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