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  1. "Is John Really Free compared to Brave New World Citizens?"

    The Brave New World is a place of forced, perpetual conditioning aimed at making people feel a certain way, or changing, and alternating the way people already think, and feel, therefore clearly keeping them bound to a relatively narrow minded life. Citizens of the Brave New World are not only kept from knowing, but they're also made to not want to know or care. They are predestined and given a caste as soon as they are decanted giving them absolutely no choices at all, and the complete lack of ability to be free to make any decisions.

    • Word count: 813
  2. Hard knock life.

    Mr. Edwards was in the trade of iron dealing. "How are you today Chris." Mr. Edwards said. "Fine thanks." I replied. "Good, Good." Mr. Edwards then continued to read his paper. We then needed to go through the kitchen to be able to go up the stairs. His kitchen Larders were near enough bare. "Do you want a drink Chris." "Yeah I'd love one thanks." John reached for the fridge. Opened it, and it was then I saw the truth. The fridge was barren. There was not a crumb of edible food to be found. There was a block of cheese and even that was mouldy and inedible.

    • Word count: 1738
  3. It was an calm day, and John Connors found himself resting at the side of a large oak tree, admiring the beauty of the woods that surrounded him.

    Along the way fallen timber accompanied thickets of weeds. A lazy mist hazed the vision of any living object, making the horizon seem like one from a story book. The area was imperturbable, as if it was keeping a secret hidden deep within itself. *** The odd ray of light fought its way through the canopy announcing the sun was setting and nightfall was fast approaching. John had to find a place where he could stay for the night. He marched on deep within the forest, with no idea were he was going.

    • Word count: 1398
  4. Explain how Huxley draws the reader into 'Brave New World' during chapter one.

    These three abstract nouns are the only aspect that we can relate to and recognise in the first paragraph and so we naturally cling on to the image that they have created. The next thing that we notice about Huxley's style in `Brave New World' is his frequent use of concrete nouns to describe the `Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre', throughout the whole chapter. The effect of this is that we feel alienated and disorientated from the workplace as it is being described and it also conveys that lack of emotion that there is.

    • Word count: 2236
  5. The lesson.

    I was wearing my new vintage denim mini-skirt, my black jimmy choo kitten heels and a jimmy joolz t-shirt. My hair was straight and I new I looked good, but I was still petrified. Caroline gave me a wink of encouragement and pushed me out the kitchen into the garden. The next thing I new me and John, were talking, and soon we were the only ones left in the garden, in next to no time we were kissing and soon were walking hand in hand away from the party. I felt better than I had in my whole life.

    • Word count: 1133
  6. Examine three key scenes in the Crucible. Act 1,3 and 4.

    By hearing John Procter is irritated by what Abigail has to say and doesn't have the faintest suggestion of a smile. He then asks, 'What the mischief here?' He wants to know what she is trying to imply him. She replies that she's gone silly/mad somehow.... At this moment Procter comes to the suspicion that Abigail may be a witch and says that past his house the road passes and goes to Salem, were people are mumbling about Witchcraft. Abigail then goes on to say that her uncle caught her the previous night.

    • Word count: 1939
  7. Writing to entertain.

    As I was about to give up hope, I strolled passed a small shop named B.U. I had never heard of it and couldn't say I'd ever noticed it but there was something about it which called out to me. I walked in cautiously as I never knew what to expect, although as soon as I entered I knew what I wanted. It was a baby pink, off the shoulder, tube dress. It was perfect! I tried it on and it felt magical, it was definitely the one.

    • Word count: 2746
  8. Ladies and Gentlemen: I am here today to talk about a writer, philosopher and person; Iris Murdoch.

    Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin. Her mother was Irish, and had trained as an opera singer. Will John Hughes Murdoch, her father, was an English civil servant. The family moved to London, where Murdoch grew up in the western suburbs of Hammersmith and Chiswick. She studied classics, ancient history, and philosophy at Somerville College, in Oxford. During World War II she was an active member of the Communist Party. From 1938 to 1942 she worked at the Treasury as an assistant principal, and then for the United Nations relief organisation UNNRA (1944-46) in Austria and Belgium. After a year without a job in London, She took up a postgraduate studentship in philosophy.

    • Word count: 602
  9. Write a critical analysis of the passage from

    It is clear to see that Tony had been suffering with from loneliness and missing Brenda by his reply to the stationmaster, "I've been expecting her every day". The two have a little chat while they wait for Brenda's train to arrive. The stationmaster refers to Brenda as "Her ladyship", a title she certainly does not live up to on her jaunts to London. She herself admits it when she sees that the two have come to the station for her "I don't at all deserve it" Waugh puts a brilliant little speech together for John to tell his mother on the way home.

    • Word count: 1152
  10. Treatment - Film review.

    She gets shocked and says, "I don't sell my body". Mr Abbas says "you got me all wrong; I am saying would you train few blind men to rob a bank" she gets shocked at this idea and refuses straight away. In order for her to say yes Mr Abbas kidnaps Star's little brother and asks her again. This time Star has no chose but to say yes. After Mr Abbas get everything sorted out with Star they precede on to next step of the plan choosing the right men for the job.

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  11. Brave New World is one of Huxley's ten novels, it is a masterpiece of science fiction in which Huxley has employed scientific facts and theories to make the unbelievable seem believable and to make the improbable seem probable.

    As the novel progresses, the mood begins to change to one of doubt, dissallusionent and despair as the truth about the Brave New Worlds is revealed. In Brave New World, society in the world state is determined by the government. The society consists of five main castes: the Alphas, who have leadership positions, Betas, positions demanding high intelligence, Gammas and Deltas positions demanding some intelligence and epsilon who have positions which demand no intelligence. The conditioning of the members of these groups takes place from the time of fertilisation to through to the individuals formative years, this guarantees, in most cases (ofcourse there are always exceptions)

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  12. Why do most scholars thinks that the author was one of the 12? - The Fourth Gospel 'according to John'.

    Another example is in John 3:24 when it says: 'This was before John was put into prison' This shows that writer remembering something that had happened, almost reminiscing about the events that had taken place. This further strengthens the case for the author being there at the time and may have been one of the 12. This was also stated by the scholar Tyler who thought that because of the eyewitness indications it must be one of the 12. Fenton also thought this and he referred to John 1:14, where it says: 'And the world became flesh and dwelt among

    • Word count: 872
  13. 1 years later, the aftermath of 'the shooting', based on a true story.

    It was amazingly powerful though; it could easily break glass at close range, and smash windows. This gun was a Desert Eagle. The bullets it fired went so fast, that you only saw them once they'd hit something. He had also brought another BB gun, except this one was a semi-automatic M16 sub-machine gun. It could unload a whole magazine of these little round, coloured pellets in a matter of seconds. Another boy, Herbert Jenkins, picked up this gun, and without any caution, shouted at me across the form room, "You'd better run Abhishek," He smiled menacingly, pointing this M16 gun at me.

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  14. An essay to trace the changes in the character of John Proctor with reference to his portrayal in Nicholas Hytner's film of 'The Crucible'.

    He does so that he knows that the affair never happened. When this scene is played in the film it is done behind a barn outside away from the other characters to give the effect that they are trying to hide something from the rest of the village. In this scene in the film Abigail kisses John and he replies for a while then when he has had time think he pushes her away from him. This shows us that he does still have feelings for her but he knows that he must hide it.

    • Word count: 1462
  15. Descriptive writing.

    He was a walking truck who in his spare time liked to play professional Rugby and eat babies. Instinct told me that he would be fighting by the end of the night. I asked a few questions to my fellow colleagues and friends about who this gigantic fighting machine was, in return I got answers like "don't do it Reg", "he's a legend on the pitch and in the ring", "he's the man that can't be knocked out!" This just made me want him even more. He stood at the bar like he had paid rent. He had a few of his mates around him that were also massive and equally ugly but he made them look like skinny little excuses for men.

    • Word count: 725
  16. Trapped In a Thought Storm.

    Slamming my foot down on the foot brake I spun unto the gravel and came to a standstill, miraculously unscathed. As I struggled to open the door with my hands shaking uncontrollably I heard an explosion. I pushed open the door to see that another car had collided with John's and was on flames. As much as I wanted to I couldn't move from that spot, I couldn't go and help put out the fire, all I could think about was what if...

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  17. "The Crucible" Critical evaluation.

    Unlike his fellow Salem's john is a man of principles, who doesn't blindly follow authority, and who fights for what he believes is right and true no matter whom he is challenging. Once such conflict to show this element of his character can be seen in his discontent with the town reverend Parris. John feels that Parris is not a suitable minister, in a time where people where expected to simply follow orders he defies and clearly admits it "...take it to heart, Mr.

    • Word count: 1407
  18. How does Arthur Miller Present to an Audience the Changing Relationship Between John and Elizabeth Procter?

    The signing of names away and the petitions was very much alike in both situations. John Procter was a farmer in his middle thirties. He was married to Elizabeth Procter and they had two sons. John had had an affair with Abigail Williams and even though he denies their love he still has feelings for her. When Abigail goes to kiss John in the film, John does not pull away straight away; he kisses her then pulls away. Elizabeth hates Abigail and even refuses to go to church because she will be there. Elizabeth tries hard to forgive John for his sin but she cannot do it.

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  19. Consider the relationship between the two characters, John and the female speaker in the passage from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper.' Why do you suppose the speaker feels that she 'must' write what she thinks and feels?

    His belief that he knows best implies that her condition is more serious than a mere physical aliment, for he appears to deem her incompetent to know what will help and what will hinder her recovery. His advice likewise, declaring that she must use her 'will and self control' seems to remove himself from the responsibility of having to care for her, as though he does not want to carry the guilt of her illness or his shoulders when he feels that he has provided her with enough aid medically.

    • Word count: 1452
  20. Show how the relationship between Lorraine, John and Mr. Pignati changed throughout the novel "The Pigman" by Zindel.

    He made up a story that he was part of a charity and asked Mr. Pignati if he would like to donate some money. Mr. Pignati agreed to donate and gave John his home address so he could go and collect the money. John, being immature, persuaded his best friend Lorraine, to go with him to get the money. He was being very selfish because Mr. Pignati is an old and friendly man who just needs a friend. This is because he is lonely.

    • Word count: 982
  21. Book Review of 'Tornado Down'.

    Peters and Nichol, both feel bad about they way they crumbled under interrogation. They both felt like they had let the side down, even though the things they told the Iraqi's weren't top secret. Especially Peters felt this way, he was desperate to win the mental and psychological fight even if he couldn't win the physical fight, because he was tied up and blindfolded, but by giving in to the beatings to stop them, he felt he had lost. This happened to all the pilots who were captured in Iraq.

    • Word count: 3238
  22. John Proctor - from the Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller.

    John tells Abby that their affair is over with and Abby begins to plead for John's love and he says "Abby I may think softly of you from time to time. But I'll cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby." John knows that he really did have an affair with Abby, but the fact that he denied it shows how in the beginning of the story, he was a man only concerned with only his own self preservation.

    • Word count: 1988
  23. Essay Opening - There are many chances in the play for the director to emphasise the unease present. These arise from the feelings that anarchy reigns in John Ebony's classroom;

    Also going on is the bullying. There are all the forms of bullying in the class as well as the school. For example pupil on pupil - 'we were beating Wittering sir'. This shows that bulling is going on between the pupils. Aggeridge uses the word 'we' to refer to the class. Also there's Teacher to pupil bullying-'...I will lay out the first one ...that touches me.' Obviously this is a threat to the pupils and shows that there is bullying and shows there is no control in the class.

    • Word count: 1175
  24. Life inside

    I ended up in court in front of an all white jury and a white judge. I knew I had no chance even though I was innocent. With no evidence except for a witness saying that the robber was black I was sent down for life not just for the robbery but for the killing of the two cashiers as well. My first sight of the prison was when the jail bus pulled up outside with the convicts and I inside. I stepped out of the bus and seen a big scary place with fences and barbed wire all around.

    • Word count: 743
  25. I dare you


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