Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck uses animal imagery to express and introduce characters, events and themes in 'Of Mice and Men.' Steinbeck also uses nature, to convey events and settings in a subtle way. In section one of 'Of mice and Men' Steinbeck uses various colours to help the reader visualise the clearing as a tranquil and peaceful place. By describing the Salinas River as 'deep and green' the reader instantly envisages the water to be refreshing, mysterious and untouched. In addition, Steinbeck suggests that the clearing is full of sunlight: 'The water is warm too, for it slipped twinkling over the yellow sands.' Yellow, in this context, is calming because the words 'warm' and 'twinkling' are used before it. Steinbeck also uses alliteration to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere: 'south of Soledad, the Salinas River.' The repetition on the soft's' sound is calming and subtle. Steinbeck repeats this technique: 'the water is warm too.' As with the's' sound, the soft 'w' is calming. In this setting of absolute calm and serenity, Lennie and George are introduced. Steinbeck uses extensive animal imagery to describe Lennie: 'dragging his feet in the way a bear drags his paws.' This gives the impression that Lennie is large and cumbersome. However, the main reason that Steinbeck uses this form of imagery in describing Lennie is to portray him as amoral and therefore
Tanvi Dattani 0C Narrative Essay - Life changing fire The well sparkled in the moonlight. The bucket was heavy, but that compensated for the hard and tiring work I had done in the factory. The water was cool on my lips which was contradicted the heat in the shack. I closed my eyes, and heaved a sigh. Sheila once told me how she dreamed of one day going to Mumbai to go to study and making her parents proud. She always wondered if her parents were alive, they would be proud of her or not. This thought never left my mind. At the end of the bucket, the magical moment of freedom will be lost and back in the shack again. 'BOOOOOOMM!' the peace of the night was broken, pandemonium, pieces flying everywhere. The grandiose flames rose up, lay a beast within the earth, accompanied by an aura of smoke. Before I knew it the smoke encompassed me, like a tornado. I couldn't see, I couldn't breathe, I ran, ran far away, ran away from this lunacy. Running, running for my life but then I stopped. Sheila! My fear had vanished. I lost all sensation. I froze. I turned and ran towards the scorching conflagration. I ran towards the ferocious beast of fire and grime. Sheila, Sheila, Sheila. That was the only thought in my mind. The deafening noise of crackers, which was the only thing I could hear, seemed to roar in my ear. The fire stood like an unbreakable wall between Sheila and me. I
GCSE Maths Coursework Opposite Corners I have been given the task to investigate the differences of the products of the diagonal opposite corners of a square on a 10x10 Grid with the numbers 1 to 100 to start with. I will start with a 2 x 2 square on a 10 x 10 grid and discover the rule for it, then I will progress onto a 3 x 3 square on the same grid. I will then keep on going until I eventually find the rule for any sized square on a 10 x 10 grid. 2x2 Square 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (2 x 11) - (1 x 12) = 10 (14 x 25) - (15 x 24) = 10 (8 x 17) - (7 x 18) = 10 (20 x 29) - (19 x 30) = 10 I have discovered that the answer is always 10 I will now use algebra to see if the answer is once again 10. n n+1 n+10 n+11 (n+1)(n+10) - n(n+11) (n2+11n+10) - (n2+11n) 0 As the algebraic equation also gives the answer of 10 I know it must be right. As I believe I can keep on learning throughout the investigation I will now move onto a 3x3 square on the same grid. I predict that once again all answers will be the same. 3 X 3 Square 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (3 x 21) - (1 x 23) = 40 (6 x 24) - (4 x 26) = 40 (10 x 28) - (8 x 30) = 40 I believe the answer will always be 40 for a 3 x 3 square on this grid. So I will now use algebra
Est-ce que Je Suis en Forme? Je crois que pour être en forme, on devrait manger un régime équilibré. On ne devrait pas trop de gros ou trop de maigre. On devrait avoir un bon poids. Aussi, on devrait boire beaucoup d'eau. Avoir un régime équilibré, on doit boire plein d'eau. On ne devrait pas fumer parce que, a mon avis, c'est une mauvaise habitude qui teur. Aussi, on ne devrait pas prendre les drogues ou boire trop d'alcool. On devrait être capable de se détendre. Quand j'étais jeune, je dormais pendant onze heures chaque nuit. Aussi, je ne me fâchais jamais. Au lieu de regarder la télé, je jouais déhors. Je mangeais trop de bonbons tous les jours. J'aurais dû manger moins de bonbons. A mon avis, je mange un régime équilibré et je suis de assez bonne santé. Normalement, je mange beaucoup de fruits et légumes. En mangeant beaucoup de fruits et légumes, je maintenis un régime équilibré. Autrefois, je buvais trop de coca et maintenant je bois beaucoup d'eau. Pour être en forme, il faut faire plein d'exercise. Autrefois, je faisais de la natation trois par semaine et puis je commencé le collège et maintenant je ne fais que de la natation une fois par semaine. De temps en temps, je fais du cyclisme. Un adolescent a besoin de neuf heures de sommeil chaque nuit. J'essaie de dormir pendant neuf heures chaque nuit. Quelquefois je me couche très tard.
In what ways and to what extent does the concept of Spain's Golden Age apply more specifically to the reign of Philip II than to the whole period 1474 - 1598?
In what ways and to what extent does the concept of Spain's Golden Age apply more specifically to the reign of Philip II than to the whole period 1474 - 1598? Justify your answer by reference to the similarities and differences you detect between the periods before and after the accession of Philip in 1556 The concept of a Golden Age is a highly contested issue among modern and contempory historians. There is debate over the dates of such an age, or even its existence at all. Working on the assumption that a golden age occurred in some form, to deduce whether it was more specifically under Philip's reign, we must look at the condition of Spain in key areas before and after Philip's accession in 1556. If differences arise a judgement must be made on whether they were an improvement for Spain, or signify a decline. The keys issues include religion, the military, territory, the economy, law and order and the organisation of government. The Golden Age over all should be the period where most of these concerns have reached their peak. The point of entry into the Golden Age in terms of the army is complex, and depends on the definition, i.e. whether it is the number of troops or their individual skills, loyalty and motivation which determines it. In the period 1525 - 1536, the army was highly thought of and comprised of members of the aristocracy fighting for social pride and
The roles water in living organisms and water as a habitat for organisms Introduction Water is the most abundant liquid on the planet. It covers 2/3rds of the earth's surface, and at least 60% of living organisms is water. This value may be as large as 99% - in a jellyfish. The reason for such a large amount of water making up organisms is the fact that it is a major cell constituent - more on that later. Water is a simple molecule yet has many interesting properties which contribute to its importance. Structure The molecule is polar, because the electrons in the bonds between O and H are pulled slightly toward the O. this means that the O atom is slightly negative and the two H atoms are slightly positive (shown by ?+ and ?-). The electrons are shown as small dots; note they are closer to the O. These properties are described more in the solvent section. db. Water is made up of two hydrogen atoms bonded to one oxygen atom. They are covalently bonded and the intramolecular covalent bonds are very strong. The structure is non-linear, due to the electron pair repulsion of the two lone pairs of electrons on the oxygen atom. Major cell constituent Often 2/3rds or more of living cells are water. The water is found mainly in the cytoplasm, and it plays a vital role in many functions of the cell: in all organisms - metabolism, and in plants photosynthesis and support. The
The Psychodynamic Perspective. One of the key beliefs of the psychodynamic approach is that our adult personality and behaviour are determined by our childhood experiences. Sigmund Freud chiefly initiated this approach. Although Freud continually revised many of his theories, three of them remained constant. These were; firstly, that a vast majority (about 6/7) of the mind is unconscious and contains our instincts, drives and repressed memories. The only ways to discover the contents of the unconscious mind are dream analysis, word association and hypnosis. Secondly, that the mind is made up of three parts, the ID, the EGO and the SUPEREGO. The ID works on the pleasure principle. It contains the psychic energy of all our drives, instincts and repressed memories; it requires immediate satisfaction without any regard for reality. It was referred to by Freud as, 'a cauldron of seething excitations' (cited in Hill 2001, pg 73). The EGO works on the reality principle. It aims to fulfil the ID's desires whilst keeping them in line with what is possible in the real world. The SUPEREGO pressures the EGO to keep the ID in line with moral ideology. It sets ideals and consists of the conscience, which makes us feel things such as pride and guilt. To enable the EGO to deal with the demands of the ID and SUPEREGO, it uses a number of defence mechanisms. Some of these are
Too Much Information: Genetic Testing Biology OAC ISP Essay - By Daniel Perez Genetic testing offers a whole new world of information about us and how our bodies work. The data we get from delving into our own genetic code can help us to cure or even prevent disease, stop medical conditions such as cancer or cystic fibrosis from even manifesting, or even correct these sorts of errors before birth, and many other beneficial uses. However, at this point in time, all of this is beyond us. We have no miracle cures, no 'magic bullet' with which to fight disease or genetic conditions, in fact, our understanding of the genetic code is so limited that it's as if we cannot see the forest for the trees. We have taken our first baby steps into understanding human genetics with the completion of the Human Genome Project, and now that we have the big picture, we can begin to interpret it. Through information gleaned from our DNA, we now know that there are certain medical conditions that are caused by certain patterns within the genes. Some examples of these genetic conditions include Tay-Sach's disease, Bloom syndrome, Deafness, cystic fibrosis, and many other diseases (http://www.einstein.edu/e3front.dll?durki=7158). Although many of these conditions are fatal, the ones that are not can be treated early, even before symptoms develop when possible, or if not treated, at least monitored
Was The Treaty Of Versailles Justified? The Treaty Of Versailles was an agreement between 32 nations deciding the fate of Germany. It was needed badly as war torn Europe was in turmoil. France had been devastated by the effects of war and sought to cripple Germany. The British Prime Minister, Lloyd George, realised the severe implications that this could have and so wanted a more lenient peace treaty. The American public had little interest in Post War Europe but their President, Woodrow Wilson, wanted a Germany that would make a good neighbour in Europe, hence his fourteen points. To reach a compromise a meeting was needed at the small palace of Versailles, not far from the French capital, Paris. Here the leaders of 'The Big Four', Orlando, Clemenceau, Wilson and George, representing Italy, France, Britain and America respectively, tried to find a lasting peace for Europe. This meeting was intended to bring stability ad peace into a crippled Europe. The date set was June 28th, 1919 and the members of 32 nations met up, in a council of 10, to agree on terms of peace for Germany, however none of the defeated nations were present at this meeting including Russia whose Government was not acknowledged by the Allies. The treaty was to last for 12 months and was to be a long and arduous task, even impeding Wilson's health, but what was the outcome and was the treaty justified?