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  1. Green is most prominent in the scenery behind Gatsby's mansion, namely

    Gatsby associates it with Daisy, and in the darkness he even reaches towards it with hope and yet despair. Though in addition Gatsby's search for Daisy is generally related to his search for the American dream. So the color of green is also a representation for more than just the green light. More specifically it is also the color of envy and money. These are two very prominent themes in the book. In relation to Gatsby, he is envious of Tom since he has something which he can never buy, Daisy. She has a lot of personal significance to Jay and for him to know that she sleeps beside a "no good man" each night infuriates him with envy and motivates him to strive even harder for his goal.

    • Word count: 659
  2. The House of Pride and the House of Holiness - The Comparison.

    The path to damnation, though, is easy to find being very wide and beaten flat by all the travelers. The House of Holiness was built on rock foundations, in logical opposition with the House of Pride. This symbolizes that the holiness and righteousness are strong, everlasting and constant as the rock itself. It is also an allusion to St. Peter whose name means 'rock' and who is in the New Testament regarded as the guide to the people of God. The House of Pride, on the other hand, was built only on sand without any mortar and as such is only superficial, temporary, only an illusion.

    • Word count: 767
  3. Characters in 'Living Well is the Best Revenge'.

    However years later Gerald re-read the book and realizes that much of the book events were taken right from their lives back then. Much of Living Well is the Best Revenge is dedicated to disproving Tender is the Night. The characters Nicole and Dick Driver do however bear a strong resemblance to the Murphys although there is some exaggeration and poetic license taken with the characters. Sara, in Living Well is the Best Revenge, is described as a delicate beauty with golden hair.

    • Word count: 786
  4. "Hills Like White Elephants" By Ernest Hemingway: speculation based on details, of the couples negotiation subjects. Basic characterization of the couple included.

    The soundest theory of the subject of negotiation is that it is about abortion. We are only given the girl's name in the story, her name is Jig. The "American" wants Jig to have an abortion as throughout the dialogue is attempts to convince Jig to go through with the operation, "It's really an awfully simple operation, Jig". The assumption that must be made is that the American wants the operation as he is afraid of responsibility that will come with the child.

    • Word count: 650

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare and contrast the writers' presentation of Gatsby and Heathcliff.

    "In conclusion both Bronte and Fitzgerald use a variety of techniques in their presentations of Gatsby and Heathcliff. Despite the fact that both novels were written centuries apart there are many similarities in the author's presentation. On the other hand the periods in which the novels were written come across evidently such as the Romanticism influences in 'Wuthering Heights' and the insights into the jazz era in 'The Great Gatsby'. Gatsby is presented to be a character of noble heart, almost too good for the society into which he raises himself up to and who is ultimately, and tragically, destroyed by it. Heathcliff is presented as a 'tyrant', capable of cruelty and malice that is balanced out by the overwhelming grief experienced by him. Central to both novels is the theme of love and the immense acts of human ability and suffering that can stem from it. They also explore love as an all-consuming force that can act as, in Gatsby's case a reason for living and bettering himself, or in Heathcliff's case a reason for dying. Mark Hosking"

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