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GCSE: Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise
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Horoscopes: Fact, fiction or fun? Horoscopes are a part of our life, its always found in the daily newspaper or magazines. Many people believe in it and many others do not.
deeply about all the alternatives before settling their mind on the one they think is right. Likes: reliability , professionalism , knowing what you discuss , firm foundation ,purpose , hot, simple food , history and antiques , has lots of privacy , gifts. Dislikes: wild things, fantasies, unstable jobs, embarrassment, untidiness and dirt, loneliness, new ideas or approaches to old problems. (2) Aquarius, the Water Carrier (January 20 - February 18): Aquarius some people say that it's the horoscope of the geniuses "and the crazy people", that is because Aquarius people always live in the future not in the present so many people cannot understand them .
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Feuding between family and friends like in the play between the Montagues and Capulets is still common today. People argue over trivial matters which lead to greater things such as violence, bloodshed and death. A human cannot but have feelings of hate or jealousy for someone, unless they have a vast amount of patience. Additionally the theme of violence is also relevant today, in that it takes place everyday, all over the world. This violence leads inevitably to deaths of many innocent people.
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Again tears filled his eyes. Why was he having this dream? It made no sense. Why wasn't he having dreams of his mother's long, agonising death by cancer, which still, after two years, often occupied his waking hours? Unable to sleep, he tried to analyse the dream, which he'd been having periodically for months. He was unable to bring the woman's face into focus. He knew only that she was dark-haired, which made sense, as this was the type to whom he was most attracted, dark like himself, his Greek heritage. Even the car was a blur, as only the boot was seen.
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Furthermore the description of the sentences I liked most was when the little boy tried putting the pieces of the butterflies back together with his spittle just to bury them which was quite touching. In other words after reading the story, it really touched my heart because it shows the cruelty and wickedness of human nature that is to say most humans blessed with beautiful creature around them don't realize its value and existence. In conclusion, after reading through this story 'butterflies' it was really heart breaking although a beautiful piece of writing because of its simplicity based on the style and writing of the story, so I will rate it to be an excellent piece .
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-With detailed reference to Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, explain how Baz Luhrmann has adapted the scene to appeal to a modern audience.
The theatres in the Elizabethan era were dirty and unhygienic, this was due to the peasants and people that were in the standing area, they excreted and dump waste on the floor of the theatre, they had the right to throw food or substances at the actors they did not like, in Elizabethan times this was a regular thing to do, however these days it is very frowned upon. The excitement, vitality and participation of audiences in Shakespeare's London are in sharp contrast to the more reserved and formal gatherings of the theatre in our own time, these two different aspects imply that we are expecting a different outcome and entertainment to that of the Elizabethans.
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Britain was the biggest authoritarian power there has ever been. But now what? Britain used to be, not only the most powerful, but the richest nation on Earth. We were the engine room of the entire World. But that is all gone now; industry is in decline, manufactures are finding labour abroad, and Britain's Industrial estates are now few and far between. The problem has become such a major one, that we can't even seem to build anything anymore. Where is Britain's once booming car manufacturing market?
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Analyse the techniques used to make the opening battle sequence of Saving |Private Ryan both shocking and realistic. Comment on how effective it is as an introduction to the film.
This technique makes it much easier for a modern day audience to put into perspective, helping us to relate to the soldiers' actual view of events, and unveils a much more personal side of the personality of war. Although everything in the scene looks completely chaotic and unscripted, Stielberg has actually carefully analysed every last detail: 'What I tried to do was in this film was approximate the look and sounds and even the smells of what combat is really like.'
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(pg 4). We grow to know the one in front as George and the one behind as Lennie. George is the leader, is master over Lennie whereas Lennie is the follower, and is content with this. When we meet George, he is described as: "small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose." (pg 4). We soon learn of his personality too.
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He uses a lot of imagery: adjectives, similes, metaphors and personification, and many stylistic techniques such as, punctuation, connotations, onomatopoeia, alliteration, repetition, rhetorical questions and standard/non-standard English. His use of abstract nouns, modal verbs, imperative verbs and pronouns also show the difference in the characters altogether, and Jack in different situations. My coursework will be divided into a few sections in terms of different character developments of Jack. I will be using a particular theme or character development of Jack to explain the different view of Jack in chapter 1 compared to chapter 11, according to this theme.
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Shylock is a money lender who lends out money on interest. This is the main reason for Antonio who is a Christian in the play to show his dislike ness, revulsion and his objection towards Shylock. The play also reminds us of the disengagement in the Elizabethan era of the Christians and the Jews. The main Characters in this play are Antonio who is a wealthy businessman, Bassanio who is Antonio's devoted friend, Portia a wealthy, wise and a wonderful woman who is unmarried and whose father has left all his wealth at the stake of the three caskets and Jessica who is the daughter of the Jewish money lender Shylock.
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Even with all of this cultivation, most people didn't get a taste of tobacco until the the mid 16th century. In 1560, a French ambassador called Jean Nicot de Villmain writes about the many medicinal uses of tobacco. This is the origin of why people thought smoking was good for them and this myth is the a part of the reason for smoking being so popular thorough out the ages. This is continued in 1577 when smoking tobacco was recommended for toothache, falling fingernails, worms, hailtosis, lockjaw and cancer.
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They also say that if the hunts were to be shut down that their livelihoods would be ruined. There are two groups of people in the equation. The name given for these groups is the pro-hunting lobby and the anti-hunting lobby. The pro hunting lobby, who are mainly people from rural areas, say that hunting is good and it is not cruel to hunt and kill the foxes; they claim that they are the people of the countryside and are just trying to look after it. On the other hand the anti-hunting lobby say that fox hunting is wrong and that is should be banned under law; they represent the majority of the United Kingdoms population.
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Some of the physical signs when a teenager is consuming these substances are when they get fatigue, repeated health complaints, red and glazed eyes, among other symptoms. Also, their personality change, they get sudden mood changes, irritability, they have reckless and irresponsible actions, low self-esteem, depression, and lack of interest when doing what they have to do. Apparently all the consequences that an adolescent can get from smoking and consuming alcohol are negative. Usually they start breaking every single rule, they withdraw from the family, get discipline problems, get low grades, have negative attitudes, and change their style on dressing and other social issues.
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Cultivation dates back thousands of years. The first written account of cannabis use can be found in Chinese records dating from 2800 BC. However, experts widely accept that cannabis was being used for medical, recreational and religious purposes for thousands of years before that. The plant is believed to have originated in the mountainous regions of India. When left growing wild, it can reach a height of 5 metres and flowers naturally from late summer to mid autumn. Customs estimate that up to 80% of cannabis resin entering the UK originates from Morocco and most smuggled supplies in its herbal form come from Jamaica.
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