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  1. The Hobbit

    He set Wargs afire while he was trapped in a tree and created a bolt of lightening to kill many of the Goblins who had surrounded the group in a cave. The magical ring, which was a key to helping the groups succeed in the book, allowed he who was wearing it to become invisible to others. Also, there was a black stream in Mirkwood that made he who drank out of it suddenly very drowsy and forgetful of previous events.

    • Word count: 808
  2. Lord of the Rings

    The final part is the battle for Middle Earth and the film in which the ring is destroyed. This causes the end of Sauron and evil has been overcome. As the ring is destroyed the other less powerful rings are also destroyed. Sauron dies because Sauron lives off the ring as though it contains his soul. The Ringwraiths play such a big role in the film because they are the nine kings of men, who are hunting for the ring. The power draws them to it. The Ringwraiths used to be the nine kings of men, normal people, until Sauron gave them all rings of power, which corrupted them and made them evil.

    • Word count: 964
  3. Book report on The Lord of the Rings, part oneThe Fellowship of the Ring.

    In the Land of Mordor, and the fires of Moundo. The Dark Lord, Sauron forged secretly a master ring to control all others. And in this ring, 'The Ring of Power', Sauron poured all his wicked, cruel and his will to dominate all life in the Middle-earth. One ring to rule them all. One by one, free lands of the earth felt the power of 'The Ring of power'. But there were some, who resisted. A Last Alliance of men, elves and dwarfs marched the army of Mordor and on the root of Mordor.

    • Word count: 636
  4. The Hobbit

    They are attacked by wolves and are rescued always in the last second. Bilbo is mostly the hero and knows in every situation to help. He uses the ring as a tool to escape from dangers and so he could bring the whole troop to the mountain they once owned. The problem was that in this region there lives a dragon called "Smaug". Eventually, they all together reache to kill the dragon and get the dwarves' treasures back. Bilbo Beutlin returns back to "Auenland" and continuous his normal Hobbit life.

    • Word count: 898
  5. How do the makers of 'shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition to reveal the ogre as good and the prince as evil?

    When the farmers go to his swamp and the meet shrek. When shrek is shouting at them the low angle camera shot makes shrek look intimidating to the crowd and audience. Also the volume is raised. This makes shrek look really big but this is before we get to know shrek, he has good qualities, he is a good character and he does things, which we admire. The filmmakers have made shrek for both kids and adults like when donkey tells jokes that kids not might understand. If kids were watching it then they would think the scene in the chamber they might get a bit scared but then the film eases the tension by adding jazzy music and colours.

    • Word count: 692
  6. After completing Lord of the Rings, The TwoTowers , I have decided to write a character study on Gollum.

    He thinks Frodo stole the ring from him, and shows his resentment of him when speaking to himself: "Where iss it, where iss it: my Precious, my Precious? It's ours, it is, and we wants it. The thieves, the thieves, the filthy little thieves. Where are they with my Precious? Curse them! We hates them." The author, JRR Tolkien, created a particularly vivid representation of Gollum in several ways. The author uses "we" in Gollum's dialogue to show he is not one character but in effect two (smeagol, his good side and his evil alter ego).

    • Word count: 592
  7. Are young people demanding new ways in which books are published?

    But, books which fit in this genre, according to my experience, are quite rare. This caused me to read less as I grew older, because I was forced to read when I was young, but now, I am not forced anymore and can only read books that interest me. This is perhaps why most young people do not like to read. Therefore, publishers and authors would have to find new ways to keep these people interested and eventually buying their products.

    • Word count: 635
  8. Discuss the Ways in Which Lian Hearn Develops the Theme of Personal Identity in Across the Nightingale Floor

    He is able to hear things said in other rooms and all around Lord Shigeru's house. On one of the nights this acute hearing comes to the lord's rescue and Tomasu manages to alert the lord that there is an assassin trying to get in the window. The lord regards this as a very noble act and decides to adopt the child. In order to stop Lord Iida from finding the boy and attacking him Lord Shigeru renames the boy as Takeo. This name change signifies a change in personality for Takeo as he seems to develop more as a character and we find out more about him.

    • Word count: 930
  9. Compare and Contrast The different views of love presented In "Cousin Kate" and "The Seduction".

    The poem begins with: "Not mindful I was fair Why did the great lord find me out And praise my flaxen hair? Why did the great lord find me out To fill my heart with care?" The cottage maiden emphasises: "Why did the great lord find me out" by repeating it twice. In the second stanza Cristina Rossetti explains how the lord lured her to his palace, and just used her as a fashion accessory. The same thing happens in modern day life, people would much rather walk round the streets with a slim and beautiful woman, rather than an obese and ugly woman.

    • Word count: 738
  10. Lord Of the Rings: Media Assignment

    The next section uses a wide variety of verbs. He uses the verbs to create tension and atmosphere. Some of the verbs used were; The other two ran quickly. Frodo hesitated for a second. Threw himself down. Then he lifted his head. Peered cautiously. These verbs all give the effect that the hobbits were scared and vulnerable. Frodo was trying his best to help his colleagues in what he thought was the best way at the time. The author also uses these verbs to show what Frodo and his colleagues actions were during this time.

    • Word count: 964
  11. The Hobbit - review.

    is a wise and old wizard who always seems to know more than he reveals and tends to get the dwarfs out of trouble. He was the one who believed in Bilbo's potential to be a Burglar and got him involved in the adventure of a lifetime. As for the dwarfs, the other main characters, they are Thorin Oakenshield and his band who go along on this search for riches. He leads them all to reclaim the gold from Smaug, a terrible dragon who hungers to keep it.

    • Word count: 800
  12. Comparison / Contrast of "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti, and "The seduction" by Eileen McAuley.

    She speaks kindly of Kate at the beginning and then gets bitter by verse 5. The maid knows that the lord would give everything he had to have a child and she is not sorry for what happened because the lord was not honorable to her and used her. Even though she is the victim she is the one that the neighbors call "an outcast thing" Where as her cousin Kate is spoken of as "good and pure" and because Cousin Kate did not have sex with the lord he married her.

    • Word count: 720
  13. Lord of the Rings: Adaptation Evaluation

    Because the Dark Lord Sauron made the ring of power, his life is bound to it. If Good can prevent defeat for long enough so that the ring can be destroyed, Sauron shall be overcome. However, the ring of power can only be destroyed where it was made - deep in Sauron's realm. This means that hope is in speed and secrecy, not force. A fellowship of the ring is formed and the quest is begun. The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the ring is the first part of the trilogy, which shows how the fellowship evades the servants of the Dark Lord and how the fellowship eventually breaks.

    • Word count: 769
  14. Cousin Kate and Seduction: How they Compare and Differ.

    The poem starts by describing the cottage maiden by saying that she was hardened by "Sun and air" Which suggests that she worked in the fields and the poem goes onto say that she was, "Contented with my cottage mates" This quote suggests that she was happy with the life she led.

    • Word count: 407
  15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

    The whole fantasy/action genre allows the mind to go wild and starts to imagine impossible, far fetched things and also brings the film to life inside the audiences head as anything can happen and the rules of reality can be bent, and it all adds to the enjoyment in the film. Fans of the book will be happy to see some of their favourite moments come to life: The Ent attack on Isengard, is a treat to see,

    • Word count: 509
  16. The Hobbit - John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R) Tolkien

    Bilbo had just eaten his first breakfast and is about to start on his second. Suddenly the great wizard named Gandalf enters the front door. He says Bilbo is about to go on a great journey with lots of adventures. Bilbo doesn't want to go on any journey. Gandalf leaves and says he will come back. The next day somebody knocks on Bilbo's door, he opens and there stands a dwarf. He introduces himself as Dwalin and entres Bilbo's home as he was expected. After a while it knocks again and there is another dwarf.

    • Word count: 840
  17. The Lord of the Rings analysis of marketing.

    Where most of the teenage television is showed. Also adverts for the actual film itself. I first saw and heard these adverts at the end of October and beginning of November right through to the present day. Sticker books where released in the shops on the 20th of November (see source one). In addition, the whole cast of the lord of the rings where on several mourning television shows for children. One such being SM: TV live where the whole cast was on the show for the whole mourning.

    • Word count: 863
  18. Small Potatoes

    The Seasons: The seasons are the most prominent symbol in the story. In the summer the relationship flourishes, in the fall it slowly dies which leads to it being nonexistent in the winter until it finally begins to grow in the spring. The seasons are a metaphor for change within the relationship. Within the first few paragraphs a reference to the seasons is made; "That first summer, working together in the cannery, I lived in my tent and you lived in your van".

    • Word count: 768
  19. Critical evaluation On Ice Wind-Dale by R.A Salvatore

    The first feature that I would like to discuss is the setting. "Ice Wind-Dale, a thousand square miles of barren broken tundra, has been described as one of the most unwelcoming lands in all the realms" Right at the start of the novel we are given a vivid picture of this province. This makes you feel more at home with the plot as we now understand the land our adventurers must traverse. Salvatore manages to emphasise this description by using subtle techniques like personification in the word "unwelcoming" and alliteration in the words "barren broken..."

    • Word count: 849
  20. Cousin Kate by Christina Rosetti compared with The Choosing by Liz Lochhead

    The lord then falls in love with the cottage maiden's cousin (cousin Kate). They get married, the only problem is Kate can't have children and the lord will need a son to take over his role of lord. "Yet I've a gift you have not got" when the cottage maiden says this she means her child, she has a son to the lord. She was not married to the lord when they were having a sexual relationship so she is seen to be unclean. "The neighbours call you good and pure, call me an outcast thing" this quotation shows us that Kate was a virgin when she married the lord so she is good and pure.

    • Word count: 608
  21. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)

    He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 3 January 1892. He did not have a good memory of Africa since his father died on 15 February 1896. J.R.R Tolkien, his mother and his younger brother, Hilary, returned to England, where their parents originally came from. The Tolkien family went through a time of poverty. The situation became worse in 1904, when Mabel Tolkien was told that she had diabetes. During that time, diabetes was incurable. She died on 15 October 1904.

    • Word count: 840
  22. Medieval village life.

    The peasants got all kinds of diseases because they kept the animal inside. when some one made food for the lord one off the servant had to check if it is not food poisoned. The kitchens were separated so they had to go outside and make the food. The dinner was eaten at 10-11 o'clock. They would eat as much as they could because could afford salt for the meat in winter. But the peasant had to feed there pig to make sure that they are fat and there is enough to eat in winter then they will kill the pig to have them for there super at winter time.

    • Word count: 566
  23. Why Do the Induction Scenes Make an Effective Opening To the Play?

    Shakespeare chose this method of play writing to encourage intrigue towards understanding the characters. In Induction One, Sly is causing a disturbance outside of an alehouse, after refusing to pay for the damage he has caused; there is a vocal dispute and before it is resolved Sly falls asleep on the floor. It is at this point that the Lord, back from a hunt, arrives and discovers him. He and his serving men take him back to the castle and devise a plan to deceive Sly into thinking he's someone he's not. In Induction Two, Sly awakens to discover that he is surrounded by serving men.

    • Word count: 868
  24. Themes in ‘An Ideal Husband’

    It is also about the love between Sir Robert Chiltern's best friend, lord Goring, the young bachelor and Mabel, Chiltern's younger sister. The theme of love occurs in the relationship between Robert Chiltern and Gertrude, Gertrude loves Robert with a disarming lack of guile. Robert loves Gertrude so much, he would wreck his whole career, make any sacrifice for her love. Love is also present between Lord Goring, Mabel and lady Cheveley. Lady Cheveley and Lord Goring were in love before, they were engaged at a time but now lord Goring is in love with the free spirited Mabel Chiltern, so he refused the proposal of Mrs.

    • Word count: 574

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • In this essay I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad and write about how the film makers use different interpretations making Shrek as good and the Prince as evil to create an unusual fairytale.

    "After analysing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional ogre he is not. Shrek has the Donkey and other friends, he rescues Princess Fiona, which is really a knights job and finds true love by marrying Princess Fiona. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. He tortured the gingerbread man, he stole Shreks swamp, he made the knights fight Shrek, rejected the princess when he found out after sunset she becomes an ogre but he still wanted to become king. He is an extremely lazy and selfish person. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations this makes a good film not just because of the devices that the film makers use to influence the viewers. The viewer feels that Shrek is a far nicer character than Lord Farquaad even though by glance does not look like he is. Lord Farquaad looks important but is a bitter, twisted evil person."

  • In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale.

    "After analyzing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional orge he isn't because Shrek has friends like Donkey, normal orge's would probably have eaten the Princess not rescued her, Shrek also falls in love with the Princess and Shrek and Princess Fiona get married. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a Lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. Examples of Lord Farquaad's evil side is when he tortures the gingerbread man, when he dumps all the fairytale creatures in Shrek's swamp, he gets the knights to try and beat up Shrek and when he sees what Princess Fiona looks like when the sun goes down he says 'Get that out of my sight' and because he wants to become king so bad he says the marriage is legal. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the end of the film the viewers know that 'Shrek' is a modern fairytale, because the characters of Lord Farquaad and Shrek have been switched. What I learnt from this story is that the times are changing and that fairytales are becoming modern and all the characters are switched or the story plots change."

  • Shrek - In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairy tale.

    "After analysing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional ogre he is really a kind, loving soul who has good friends, rescues the Princess without causing much harm to anyone and finds love and gets married. Although Lord Farquaad looks like a Lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. He steals Shrek's swamp and makes him rescue Princess Fiona to get it back, he tortures the Gingerbread Man, rejects the Princess when he finds out he secret and falsely claims kingship. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the end of the film the viewers know that Shrek is the good guy and Lord Farquaad is the evil guy. Perhaps the message of the story is that you can't judge a book by the cover."

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