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  1. b****y Sundae

    He reluctantly back to case in hand. Yet another young girl had gone missing on his patch of London and that brought the total of missing girl that he was aware of to 24. The press, the public and the powers that be were baying for blood, he was being held responsible for the inability of the police to capture the monster that was perpetrating this series of crimes. As the chef came out to admire his masterpieces being scoffed and shoved down the customers trachea's he caught a glimpse of the Inspector and went over to greet his old friend.

    • Word count: 1138
  2. Irony in Oedipus Rex

    He states that, "The killer of Laius, whoever he was, may think to turn his hand against me. Thus, serving Laius, I serve myself. Certain it is that by the help of the Gods we stand or fall." Here, Oedipus believes that the person who killed the previous king will want to harm the new king, himself, either because they want the throne, or because they wish to incite anarchy. This is ironic, however, as we, the audience, know that the killer of Laius is Oedipus himself and that, when he discovers that he is the murderer and the unclean one, he will harm himself and put out his own eyes.

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  3. Through close analysis of sixth sense and in particular the restaurant and living room scene. Discuss the techniques that M. Night Shyamalan uses to deceive the audience into thinking that Dr Crowe is alive.

    Some of the first deceptions occur in the living room scene. This scene is very important to the plot and carrying on the deception that started when he was shot. Before any of the characters even say anything the first thing you see is the room. It looks like the perfect atmosphere for a counselling session: the two chairs are facing each other, it looks comfortable, the television is not on therefore it is very quiet which makes it seem like the meeting was planned by the mother and by Crowe even though he is dead.

    • Word count: 2257
  4. Written Monologue-original writing

    I was sitting at the bar, she bought me a drink and we started talking, chemistry I suppose. Then as the night went on, one thing lead to another and next thing you know it I'd had my first and only ever affair. And now look at me; I'm sitting here in this god forsaken cell looking at a picture of my child. Pictures are all I have left now. I loved that child; he was the only thing that kept me and Katy together to be honest, she would always say "go ahead, leave, you don't do anything around here anyway".

    • Word count: 573
  5. Night Literrary Essay

    A strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?" (14), proving once again that he "believed profoundly" (13). Eliezer relates praying to breathing and other activities that are essential for life, just to show how strong his faith in god actually was at the time. There is noticable increase in use of dark imagery in Eliezer's language as he starts to doubt his faith in god. When seeing burning bodies at Birkenau, he even asks himself "Why should I bless His name?" (44), showing his first doubts about the existence of god.

    • Word count: 623
  6. Explain the Role of Sheep in the Wallace and Gromit films.

    By eating so many non-edible things, the whole house becomes ruined. Even though Shaun is responsible for destroying his house, Wallace still takes him in and gives him a wash which accidentally turns into shave. After most of his fur has been shorn, Shaun looks very pathetic and trembles because he is cold. However, by the end of the film, he has transformed from only a simple character to a hero by swinging himself on a weight and saving Gromit, Wallace, Wendolene and the sheep's lives. But after the victory, he is still being a nuisance by eating Wallace's cheese.

    • Word count: 1118
  7. Mind Games: Brief Article Analysis

    Therefore, children are to be encouraged to be more active rather than becoming a 'couch potato'. The article begins very effectively with the use of a scenario as "children slump on the couch watching television..." which most children may be familiar with (although they may not be the target audience) and this draws the reader in. Moreover, it is a negative portrayal of a typical child, showing how inactive one can be due to today's developed electronics such as 'computer games'.

    • Word count: 653
  8. Bend It Like Beckham Character Essay

    When Mr Ross, Robert's History teacher, introduced a new teaching technique that gave his students a better understanding of what life may have been like in n**i-Germany during World War II, Robert started paying attention to the lesson being taught. By participating in all the class activities and was used as an example to demonstrate discipline, "Everybody look at Robert, his legs parallel, knees bent to ninety degrees and his spine straight and chin back.

    • Word count: 528
  9. The Winter Oak

    When Savushkin enters the classroom, we are able to see how important he is to Anna's change. Savushkin is rebelling against the conformities of school by being late to his lesson and this goes against Anna Vasilevna's legalist ideology of conformity. Anna Vasilevna is annoyed by Savushkin's refusal to conform. She is part of the restrictive school system and she abides by the rules, so why shouldn't he? Later on in the lesson, when the class are asked to call out examples of nouns, Savushkin contributes, "winter oak," he says which the reader knows must be significant as it is the title of the story.

    • Word count: 2390
  10. How would the behavior of Lord and Lady Capulet be viewed by both a modern and a contemporary audience?

    In act 1scene 2 the conversation between Lord Capulet and Paris is very confidential. this is when Paris asks "what say you to my suit?" this is showing that Paris is interested in Juliet and suit is a term used for a proposal to her, we can sense that Paris is very eager to know the feeling of Juliet, it shows his impatient and has compelling feelings towards her. But this is not his first as he has asked before therefore it shows how desperate he is for her to like him.

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  11. Is the first scene of Troy effective in making the film seem more realistic and entertaining?

    The next section with camera work is an aerial shot of the landscape that the film begins in. This makes it seem realistic because it shows a typical Mediterranean landscape, a white beach and blue sea. This also represents the fact that the film is set in foreign land. Also in this part of the establishing shot the original music stops and you start to hear some narrative dialogue. He says things like will people remember us when it is all over?

    • Word count: 1213
  12. The Shawshank Redemption film review

    Andy is then sent to Shawshank Prison which is full of innocent people just like him. He arrives at Shawshank prison where he meets Red. Red is a regretful murderer who is constantly being rejected for parole. Red can get you anything, if you want a packet of cigarettes he can get you them within a day. Andy and Red become friends rather quickly as Andy asks Red if he could get him a rock hammer, but what will this rock hammer be used for? Shawshank prison however is corrupt and is full of unnecessary violence and horror.

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  13. How does Shakespeare use the soliloquies in Hamlet to explore the moods of the main protagonist?

    However Hamlet does not go through with this because he says "his cannon against self-slaughter. "O God, God" this shows us that he may be religious because he now stops thinking about it, it also shows us that he may be confused because he changes moods many times. This will show the audience that Hamlet is very unstable at this point in time because he does not know what he wants. Within this Shakespeare uses a metaphor to describe his father; this creates a tense mood as well as giving us a clear idea of what he feels towards his father.

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  14. Who is the most tragic character in Antigone

    This creates conflict between many people. Antigone and her sister Ismene both equally understand the power of the state. However, Antigone is able to place the love of her brother over the state, whereas Ismene cannot. This is proven when Antigone says "Creon cannot keep me from the one I love". The quarrel between two sisters is very tragic for Antigone. Her sister was not able place love of her brother and sister over the law. Antigone informs Ismene saying "Will you join with me and bury the body?"

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  15. How do the poems Porphyrias Lover and The Sisters present the theme of madness.

    A novel that is a perfect example of this is the 'Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Victorian era was a time bound by Social Conventions; female adulterers were shunned by society and treated like pariahs, whereas male adulterers were not in fear of getting this treatment. There were many double standards set between men and women in that era, some of these remain even now. Women were regarded as inferior to Men and considered housebound, and had less rights than Men did. Victorian era was patriarchal, and what the man said was law. Browning, however, seems to undermine the concept of this in the poem, by making Porphyria the domineering and the main character.

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  16. Jaws Film Review

    First of all the boy comes out of the water wearing red swimming trunks (red signalises danger) the camera takes this as a long shot so that the viewer can established the scenery and the surroundings. Next the boys goes to his mother who is sitting down and she is wearing a distinctive yellow summer hat which also signifies danger, they argue for a bit and then his mother lets him go back on for 5 more minutes to play on his lilo. As the boy gets up the camera angle is a tracking shot this follows the boy to the beach hut with splashes of yellow in the background.

    • Word count: 785
  17. Macbeth Passage Analysis

    Immediately after the passage Macbeth enters and they discuss their murderous plan for the king. There are many language devices used in the passage to convey the direction and excitement of Lady Macbeth's thoughts. Also directly before the passage the letter that Macbeth has written Lady Macbeth is not in verse, as in most of Shakespeare's writing, but it is written in prose. This change in writing style shows that Macbeth was not thinking with a clear mind but thinking in an excited state about the news and events that he has just encountered.

    • Word count: 1029
  18. Victorian short stories

    The monkeys paw was written in the late Victorian times, 1902. It is set in a warm cottage in the middle of winter, the owner of the homes friend (the sergeant) comes round, he gives him the mystical monkeys paw, his father wishes for �200, the next day while his son is at work a man from his sons company pays a visit he says that his son has been killed in an accident and gives him �200 as

    • Word count: 1045
  19. Notting Hill Film Review

    In an unexpected twist in events, Anna Scott ends up in his small home across the street. He is genuinely mortified, but his attempts at making conversation are ___ when Anna disarms him with an impulsive kiss before breezing out of the door. Without realising it, William's tidy little life had begun to change. What happens next seems rather improbable, but no more improbable than real life. Anna invites him to her hotel suite in the Ritz where he discovers she is a much in demand centrepiece of a congregation of press.

    • Word count: 1390
  20. Describe carefully the life of the ranch-hands in Of Mice and Men. Why was the dream farm so important to George and Lennie

    When he finds Curley's wife is dead, he knows straight away Lennie is involved and knows they have lost their chance to own their own land, their dream has been ruined. Lennie Small Lennie Small, the other main character of the book, he is a big, very slow man; he is completely opposite to George. Lennie is compared to animals a lot of the time 'he drank from the surface of the green pool; drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse', He relies on George to look after him; He copies George in everything and trusts him completely.

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  21. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Religion also contributed to disapproving this theory. This is because England was at that time predominantly a Christian country. They believed that the human race began with Adam and Eve and that our purpose of life is to glorify our Lord. Nevertheless, Darwin's claims left doubts in the hearts of (even) the religious people and soon this became a weak point in the Victorians. In Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde we are told in The Carew Murder Case that Mr Hyde beats Sir Carew with an "ape-like fury". This is very effective because this phrase emphasises the fear that Darwin created in the minds of people.

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  22. How and why does the play make the audience identify with McMurphy

    When people watched this play and saw the hospitals through a patient (McMurphy) eyes, their views were influenced by the themes and dramatic devices used in this play. One of the major themes in this play is power. As soon as McMurphy is introduced onto the ward, we see his power by over throwing Harding "well, you tell bull goose loony Harding that R.P McMurphy is waitin' to see him and this nut-house aint big enough for the two of us". McMurphy looks to control the patients and have them all look up to him; however the only person that the patients are influenced by is Nurse Ratchet.

    • Word count: 1787
  23. William Shakespeare, about

    School He attended Stratford's junior school and progressed to the grammar school at the age of seven. Some of Shakespeare's plots and characters came from books he studied there. He later left school at the age of fourteen. Marriage At 18 he married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of Richard Hathaway, a local farmer. They had 3 children with named, Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. Career Shakespeare started his career in London and established a reputation by 1952, his earliest plays included; Henry VI, the Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Titus Andronicus.

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  24. Whose Life is it Anyway?

    A current example of someone fighting for the right to die is Debbie Purdy, aged 45. She currently has Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and wishes to be taken to Switzerland by her husband, to the Euthanasia clinic. The only drawback is that, she is worried that if her partner was to take her to the clinic, if he would be prosecuted when he returned from Switzerland. This is a clear example of someone who is fighting for the right to be able to die, with a clear opposition of people who are fighting against her decision. In the play prior to Act 2, we learn a lot about Ken Harrison's personality and his determination to die.

    • Word count: 1563
  25. Lady macbeth sympathy

    The audience, in my view, should consider the reasons for Lady Macbeth's actions and have sympathy for her. However they should deliberate over her previous malicious activities which she participated in early on in the play. When we first meet Lady Macbeth in Act 1 scene 5, we see a supportive side to her. She shows that all she wishes for her husband is happiness; Lady Macbeth knows that her husband wants to be king so becomes determined to see his dreams be fulfilled, letting there be no limits to what she is willing to do. Lady Macbeth does tell Macbeth "There shall be done a deed of dreadful note.

    • Word count: 1095

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