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GCSE: Joseph Conrad
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the process, and he begins to question the ultimate questions, such as what is the point of our existence and why do we work? Eventually, his faith in goodness in the world pulls him through, while Kurtz symbolically survives in the Heart of Darkness, without a care for the suffering or evil of others. During this story, the reader is taken on two very different journeys. We are firstly taken on Marlow's physical journey down the Congo and through the jungle.
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Comparing "The Darkness Out There" by Penelope Lively, with "The Black Veil" by Charles Dickens - In what ways do they reflect the times in which they were written and the tastes of the particular audience?
He is changed forever from then on and progresses as a successful surgeon in helping people. "The Darkness Out There" and "The Black Veil" both have plots which exploit features of horror and mystery. Both have the spooky settings: "Packers End" and "Walworth", a death either past or present in the story, a concealed truth and a sinister character "Mrs Rutter" and the woman in the "black veil". All these features add to the mystery and excitement of both texts which keep its audience reading.
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The perfection of a short story lies in the symbiosis between content and form. Stylistic devices - especially imagery - contribute to the effect of the story
2 Stylistic Devices: Imagery The aims and purposes of stylistic devices are manifold. Stylistic devices are a way of expression, which give the author the possibility to use language beyond syntax, in order to make a tremendous impact on the reader. Thus, the artistic use of language is relevant to achieve the desired effect on the reader. One of those needful stylistic devices is imagery, which is "a rather vague critical term covering those uses of language in a literary work that evoke sense-impressions by literal or figurative reference to perceptible or 'concrete' objects, scenes, actions, or states, as distinct from the language of abstract argument or exposition.
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Explore the themes of justace and things not being as they seem in The three Strangers by Thomas Hardy and The Darkness out there by Penelope Lively
In 'The Darkness Out There' we assume it is set in the 1960's because the story is telling the tale of an old lady Mrs Rutter, who is talking about her past (about 25years before) and there is the German pilot that had been shot down. The story is set around a wood called Packers End, but it is also set around a cottage that lies next to Packers End. The only other similarity in the two stories is that they are both set around a cottage otherwise there seem to be no other similarities between the stories.
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