Salina Kumbu English Coursework Zahra Fontenelle 8:00 Sharp 10 seconds to go…5…4…3…2…1…8:00. Every room in the orphanage lit up with the echoing 8:00 chime until the house fell silent. I lay on my bed slowly sinking into the silence until a great bang woke the house. Scratching, growling and panting noises grew louder and louder from the top of the hallway, from The Red Door; the door no one ever used. However even though it scared me, I was not surprised; every night we had to be in our rooms by 8:00 sharp for fear of running into the monster. The orphanage owner, Ms Kravon was a small, chubby woman. She constantly smelt of wet dog, which was weird because we were not allowed pets. She told us daily she was protecting us but every night I felt more trapped than ever. Girls had gone missing in the night. No one knew what the animal looked like; all we knew was that we would go to sleep with its roars ringing in our ears. “Everybody up NOW!” howled Ms Kravon. Her sudden outburst woke me up instantly. With a sigh, I stumbled out of bed. Another day at the orphanage. I walked to the old wardrobe and picked out my everyday checked dress that only got washed once a fortnight. After getting changed I stumbled downstairs to the cramped dining room full of 15 of us girls all wearing the same grey checked dresses. I had been the first orphan to be
English Language Coursework Introduction: I have chosen to analyse and compare two articles on the same topic, one from a broadsheet and the other from a tabloid newspaper. Both of the articles discuss the same issue of the Lewis Hamilton racism row, and how Spanish "fans" were racist towards him during a test session in Barcelona. The topic engages me because I find it interesting how tabloid and broadsheet newspapers deal with racism in different ways. Aim: The main aim of my project is to find out how a tabloid and a broadsheet newspaper deal with the topic of racism. I would like to compare and find differences on the type of lexis and features used by both newspapers, and how they affect the story that is being told. I predict that a broadsheet newspaper uses far more formal lexis and gives more detail. I also think that a broadsheet newspaper does not contain bias, and displays both sides of the argument. I think that a tabloid newspaper, on the other hand, would contain more simple lexis, and would make plain judgements without displaying both sides of the argument. I would expect a tabloid article to contain more bias. Data: I will be using two newspaper articles, one from 'The Sun' and the other from 'The Times'. Both articles are on the topic of the Lewis Hamilton racism row, and both were published on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. The article in the tabloid
Gift. However, among all my favorite presents, the most memorable one was probably the teddy bear that was given to me on my twelfth birthday by my friends.
Everyone feels delighted when he receives a present, and so do I. Different gifts were given to me at different time and for different reasons. Some of them were books, some of them were clothes, and a lot of times they turned out to be toy. Whatever they might be, I liked them all. However, among all my favorite presents, the most memorable one was probably the teddy bear that was given to me on my twelfth birthday by my friends. That lovely teddy bear was given to me for one reason----my birthday, of course. Before I turned twelve, I decided to have a birthday party with my friends at school. My little buddies were really happy and excited when they heard the news. After talking together and careful "deliberation" and "investigation" in the shopping center, they chose to buy me a teddy bear for a present. Why? Because they loved it for the first site. Even though it was expensive, they decided to buy it for my anyway. At that time, we were all small children so we had little excess money. Therefore, friendship encouraged my friends to save every penny they got. Finally, two hundred dollars was gathered and they were able to get hold of that "treasure". The teddy bear was very cute. On my birthday party, it was wrapped delicately. I opened it with curiosity and cautious and I discovered that it was a snowy and furry "little" bear. Talking about little, I really should say
Ash to Ashes By Caitlin Somerville The small screen on his iPod lights up as he skips to the next song. Something about his mood tonight changed what he was hearing. Ash had heard this song hundreds of times before but this time he really listened. It wasn't just a song anymore, it was a plan... "Take, take, take, take, take, take it away... take my life". As he walked through the door and into a dilapidated building, the words played over and over again. The song was on repeat. Ash was watching Belle; she was still sitting on some cushions which were inside half a 44 gallon drum. He started to walk out of the room but stopped at the door to look back at Belle. He finally had her. Ash looked back at Belle, lying unconscious on the floor of a tiny room. Ash laughed, it had been so easy. He shut the door behind himself after her, leaving an apple, a bread roll, a few bottles of water. Belle opened her eyes to find herself in a tiny room with some food and water. What the hell was going on? Bashing on the door didn't bring any help, it only hurt her hand. She curled up in the corner before remembering her phone. She put her hand down to her pocket and attempted to retrieve her phone, it was not there. Forgetting about her aching hand, she felt around in her other pocket, it wasn't there either. Oh shit, shit, shit, shit, she thought. I'm going to die here. Tears streamed
Eating at home vs restaurant. Going out to restaurants is no longer the exciting adventure it once was, and the reason can be summed up with just two words: Smoking bans.
HOME There was a time when I would have written to the opposite side of this debate; and moreover, hands down. Going to restaurants used to be fun and exciting. There was nothing wrong with my mother's cooking. Likewise, I've never had a problem with the culinary skills of my wife of 23 years. Still, restaurant food always seemed to taste better. Truthfully, I believe there are two reasons I once felt that way. First, restaurants either offer a wide variety of menu choices, or they specialize in one particular area; such as steaks, seafood, pizza, or any number of ethnic choices. Thus, by going out to eat, I wasn't restricted to eating whatever my mother (or wife in later years) decided to cook. As for having a craving for seafood or Mexican cuisine, places like Red Lobster or Chi-Chi's served these needs respectively. Secondly, this may sound a bit wimpy, but if you really stop to think about it, you'll agree that most people secretly feel the same way. About what? Regardless of what lies on that plate before you, restaurants enable the patrons to see the finished product as opposed to being grossed out by the process of preparing it. For example, most of us love French fries, but it can be unsettling to see that employee at McDonald's dumping frozen potatoes into a vat of grease to produce them! In true restaurant settings; those with kitchens located behind closed
In the short story The Web by Frances King, 1995, we hear about a man, who earns money by pretending to a be blind or a destitute begging for money. The narrator thinks it is a dishonest and unfair way of getting money
Essay about the Web It is a common saying that "money is the root of all evil." The saying is originated in the Bible in the New Testament and it originally goes: "For the love of money is the root of all evil." Money has become one of the most important things in our society today, and people will do almost everything to get it. As a result of that we have reality shows, where people can win money for example by living in a house full of cameras with a lot of competitors or in a new show where people can win money by answering honestly to a lot of personal questions. But is the love of money really the root of all evil? Or could it be the fact that money is a necessity in our society today? If you don't have any money you cannot live in a house, cannot buy food and in some countries you cannot even go to hospital or school if you do not have any money. Therefore people are forced to earn money, and some finds the way too money through illegal and dishonest activities. In the short story "The Web" by Frances King, 1995, we hear about a man, who earns money by pretending to a be blind or a destitute begging for money. The narrator thinks it is a dishonest and unfair way of getting money, but when she finds out that it pays well, she lets go of some of her principles and gets spun into the web of lies. The narrator is a young woman named Liz. She reads the Guardian, which
Insanity of War Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut were two of the most influential anti-war authors of the twentieth century. Heller and Vonnegut served in Second World War; Heller flew sixty missions as a bombardier and Vonnegut was awarded the Purple Heart as an infantry scout. Throughout the Vietnam War, these two authors were idolized for the heroic anti-war masterpieces that they wrote. College students throughout the country carried the novels Heller and Vonnegut wrote everywhere they went. Heller first published his book in 1961, right in the midst of Civil Rights Movement, a perfect time for a book that challenges the power of bureaucracy. Vonnegut published his novel eight years later in 1969, during the Vietnam War, a controversial period for American citizens. One student was quoted saying, "Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller were part of a vanguard of writers my friends and I idolized" (Golly). Through the use of complex structures, highly effective literary styles, and character portrayal, Heller and Vonnegut helped to reveal the insanity of war. Heller and Vonnegut both use a complex structure when writing their satirical anti-war novels. When writing Catch-22, Heller intentionally created a narrative that is hard to follow. While Heller admits that Catch-22 was meticulously structured in order to seem chaotic, he disagrees with the readers that claim Catch-22 is
Discuss the statistic that 51% of the world is women but only 8% of countries have an elected female leader.
. Discuss the statistic that 51% of the world is women but only 8% of countries have an elected female leader. It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. ~ Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister from 1969 - 19741 What impressed me about Golda Meir's quote was how she dismissed criticism about her emotionally-driven rule of Israel. Women are genetically known to be the more sensitive gender.2 Instead of challenging this and going against that nature, like what many bloodthirsty monarchical queens had done - Bloody Mary, Queen of England, for one, waged war on France until her death3, Meir did not try to hide her true nature and maintained her set of beliefs in living her life honourably. Women have come a long way from being tasked with discriminative chores in the household to having influential power to develop the nation. The feminism tidal wave took up developed countries by storm as women such as Kate Sheppard fought for women's right to vote in New Zealand and, as the president of NCW4, the higher status of women there.5 As third wave feminism6 hits the shores of less developed countries, more girls are stepping up as political leaders when men could not. In the early 1990s, Rwanda had less than 18% of women
The Commentary The purpose of 'The Strand' is to inform the reader about my chosen destination of Trebarwith Strand, and to show how you do not need to travel far or overseas for an ideal holiday location. It has to get the reader interested by helping them see what I'm writing about. The reader could be anyone looking for a holiday, possibly in England for a quiet break, such as hikers, surfers, families and couples. This type of writing is suitable for a magazine or guidebook, with the themes of geography and activities in the area which inform the reader. For the opening paragraph I wrote from the first person to document my journey to Trebarwith. The compound-complex sentence I used to do this was intended to show that it is a long journey by foot, there's a lot to take in. "Just two and a half miles from Delabole, my hometown, along the winding country lanes, across fields and footpaths I arrive at my haven, Trebarwith Strand." The punctuation breaks up the sentence to show the stages of the journey. Nothing is mentioned about the Trebarwith itself though until the second paragraph. This was to encourage the reader to read on through the piece. In the second paragraph it's a brief description of Trebarwith mentioning the geographical aspects of the beach "Trebarwith Strand is located on the North Coast of Cornwall and is part of one of the most beautiful stretches of
What's love got to do with it? In this paper I will seek to prove that love is the foundation of the human race by: First, illustrating that if love unifies all humans, then it is also the foundation of the human race; second, verifying that love unifies all humans. Therefore, it follows that because love unifies all humans, love is also the foundation of the human race. Premise 1: In order to see if love is the foundation of the human race we must first hold as truth the assumption that indeed love does unify all humans. We will prove this claim in our later premise. We must next establish the relationship between a unifying element and a foundation in order to determine that love is the foundation as well as unifying element of the human race. A unifying element is something that links an entire whole together. Thus, if love links the entire human race together, then love is the unifying element of the human race. A foundation is the basis or groundwork of anything. Thus, if love is the basis or groundwork of the human race, then love is also the foundation of the human race. If love is the unifying element of humans, then love links the entire human race. In order to link all humans together, the link must be built on something common to what all humans share. Additionally, in order for this link to be built there must be a groundwork for which love is built upon.