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Quite a bit more grown up than the other kids in the 19th century, Alice believes herself to be an adult, acting far beyond her age, and facing challenges with a far more mature attitude. Although confused and a little frazzled when falling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, she immediately sets herself goals and explores, pushing herself on with an air of experience. When faced with the bottle that says "DRINK ME", she shows herself knowledgeable, letting readers know she's heard all about different kinds of poison, and knows that "if you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later" (Carroll 8).
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How are traditional American values portrayed in this post-apocalyptic world of Cormac McCarthys The Road?
The third type of journey that I associate with the phrase 'The Road' is the concept of being on an open road, simply going with no particular interest in where you may arrive, simply the journey itself has its importance. This may simply be on a whim or yearning for open road or maybe because of a need to travel, to not stop and just keep going and perhaps to get away from something, an example of this is the film 'Thelma and Louise'.
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While Stevensons Jekyll and Hyde is a reflection of the times in which it is set in, it also has considerable relevance for the modern reader. Do you agree?
The mystery of his death still lingers, while interest about his life continues to grow. In 1859, a book called 'On the Origin of Species' by Charles Darwin was published. The book inserted into the minds of the Victorian people that man had evolved from apes. Hence we see the frequent references to Mr. Hyde's animal characteristics through out the book. The author makes Mr. Hyde seem less than a fully evolved man, more akin to animals than the rest of mankind and he portrays this through the imagery of Mr.
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Giles also continues to go on about how Thomas Putnam constantly goes after his neighbours land. Proctor and Putnam have a small debate over whether Proctor timber belongs to him. "Putnam: What lumber is that you're draggin', if I may ask you? Proctor: My lumber. From out by my forest, by the riverside. Putnam: Why, we are surely gone wild this year. What anarchy is this? That tract is in my bounds, it's in my bounds, Mr Proctor." This quote clearly shows that Putnam is in constant confrontation with his neighbours overland. Giles believes Putnam tells his daughter to cry witchery on George Jacobs (an elderly Jewish man)
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This is because a year earlier Cal was reluctantly involved in the murder of a Protestant policeman, who was, in fact, Marcella's husband. Cal becomes closer and closer to Marcella as the novel goes on, and you find out more about the murder as the plot develops. He then lands himself a job at Mrs. Mortons farm, the mother of Marcella's husband, Robert. This brings him even closer to Marcella and they start to have a relationship with each other.
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The very first words of the play are 'bare interior' which give us very little indication of how the setting looks and therefore gives us little indication on how the setting will effect the characters; because there is nothing there. Here is our first suggestion of the concept of zero, it is a blank room with nothing in it and therefore it is a constant nothing. Beckett keeps the props at a bare minimum but the ones he does use have many meanings to them.
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It sends out a message... 'Be careful for what you wish for'. The opening of the story is a metaphor of society, the Victorians were very cozy in there lifestyle. Huddling together to keep England, keep ideas, keep reason, keep religion and stick to what they know but new things are trying to get in. When Jacobs wrote The Monkeys Paw the Victorians were curious about exotic far off lands and travelling, a popular saying at the time was "the sun never sets on the British empire " By the early 1900s, England had conquered and colonized countries all over the world.
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The decision is made that he is to be released partially because of his low level intelligence, that of an eleven year old. The scene foreshadows what happens later; from what is said you get a real sense that the institutions of society are much more powerful than the individual - in this case, Derek. Justice is firmly against him, although it is apparent there is nothing criminal about him. Ashamed of what happened, Derek becomes a recluse and does not leave the house.
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it must have been soon after Mother met Ralph". His childish observations are mixed with a more adult explanation "I didn't want to kill him... since death is a deceptive business". He lost his Grandmother suddenly when he was 4 years old and his father to a plane accident when he was only 7 years old. He has experienced considerable loss in his 10 years of life. None of this loss was explained to him as death, his mother simply told him after his fathers' death that "He has gone where Grandma's gone".
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The text states, 'She loved you more than she loved me. It isn't fair.' The pigeon and trainers are both symbols of the children used in place of the characters that either have or are about to leave home. In 'Flight', the grandfather took control over the bird. He deliberately held out his wrist for the bird to take flight and then caught it again at the moment it spread its wings. 'Now you stay there,' he muttered. He does this because he has seen Alice meeting her boyfriend, he is trying to show control over the bird to demonstrate his control over her.
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Dracula has remained popular since, and many films have had him as a main antagonist or in some cases as a protagonist or used his name in the title to add additional effect to the movie. A lot of Nosferatus parts and bits were copied by modern titles. It is the second most used character in the film industry after Sherlock Holmes. Although vampires have been known and popular since medieval times, introducing Count Dracula into the genre brought real popularity to it and increased the interest in vampires.
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From the very beginning of the book, we are told that "Griffin's ghost ... appearing first to the little boy, at so tender an age, adds a particular touch." Douglas goes on to argue that if the presence of a child gives the story "another turn of the screw", the presence of two children ought to give the story two 'turns'. The thought of an additional 'turn of the screw' immediately creates suspense - a vital element to any ghost story.
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'They wanted the rates raised so that they could average about twenty-five shillings a week. I refused, of course'. This results to Mr Birling taking the first sinful act towards Eva smith. Unlike Mr Birling & his old fashioned views, the inspector shows that he cares about the working class by investing Eva Smith's case and making everyone of the Birling family feel bad & to see what they did wrong. He keeps on implying what they did wrong & how they affected Eva 'but you're partly to blame. just as your father is', '(harshly) Yes. But you can't.
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They were expected to behave like men, "Come on Rodolfo, I'll show you a couple of passes... now watch out here I come, Danish!" Working class men had specific views on sexuality; this is a reason why Eddie and Rodolfo are constantly fighting. Eddie suspects Rodolfo as being a homosexual, because Rodolfo makes dresses, sings and dances, which is not a way a man should be behaving, and because of this behaviour, he calls Rodolfo "A weird" and tells Alfeiri, "the guy ain't right," Eddie also worries how the other men view him, "they're calling him a canary."
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Priestley carefully takes advantage of the knowledge he had of society and history to portray these ideas. This has a significant effect on the members of the audience, for example the play is set in 1912, before World War One. It was a period when there were many strikes, food shortages and great political tension. However, the play was performed in 1945 at the end of World War Two, and in a society where power and wealth was the central focus and the country was in hysteria.
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Veronica and Guleri both live in male dominated countries, which make females seen by everyone as inferior. The story of 'Veronica' is told in first person by Okeke who is Veronica's childhood friend and the 'I' in the story. The story of 'A Stench of Kerosene' is told in third person by an omniscient narrator. The author of 'Veronica' is Adewale Maja-Pearce and he was brought up in Nigeria, the same place as Veronica was. Maja- Pearce later returned to London, as this was his place of birth so that he could supplement his education.
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Explore the Stylistic Conventions of Both "Notes from a Small Island" and "In Patagonia" and account for their different audiences.
This journey motivated to write the first of his books which was simply named, In Patagonia. In Patagonia won The Hawthornden Prize and the E.M. Forster award and launched his writing profession. Two of Chatwins films have been made into feature films, The Viceroy Oiudah (retitled Cobra Verde) directed by Werner Herzog and the British film. Bruce Chatwin has also written 'On the Black Hill', 'The Song Lines' 'The Viceroy of Ouidah'.2 Before Bryson's begins his story, he writes a prologue of his first encounter with Britain and how inviting it was for him. Bryson elaborates on why he returned to England in 1995.
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Characters' memories introduce the element of time. Furthermore, one of the techniques for representing the stream of consciousness in the novel is the indirect mode of interior monologue. To put the point another way, this method provides the reader direct access to the characters' thoughts, emotions and feelings by the use of words. It replaces the images that must be used to represent such sensations. Moreover, thoughts are reported into a third-person past tense narrative. However, it seems that Woolf never tries to transcribe the stream of consciousness of her characters directly.
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Lawrence speaks in a polite and precise manner 'Ah, yes-now, when would you be best for you? ...No, no, I'll fall in with you, Mrs Cushing.' (Page 2) this enforces the idea of him being a well brought up man and hopefully in his eyes achieving the idea that his guests consider him of a high social class. Leigh also used the language of the character Lawrence to make him persuasive and condescending, 'I don't only like Minis-I like lots of other cars. But I find the Mini economical, efficient and reliable.' (Page 8) this is a good example of the 'rule of 3' a strong persuasive technique, this is how he enforces his ideas on others and appears so domineering and always seems to be right as no one has the courage to object.
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The fact that these dated plaques represent dead men insinuates the story takes place at a later date. Also, the three-year whaling voyage that Ishmael eventually sets out on leaves on Christmas. This not only says that the time of departure was during the cold of winter, but also further supports the idea that Melville was representing his search for faith when he wrote Moby-Dick. The place is also a factor to consider when discussing setting. There are many instances where Melville specifically states that they are near the cities of New Bedford and Nantucket. Also, the foods that they eat suggest that they are in a New England type atmosphere.
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But then he goes on to introduce the ?gang? and their lives, forcing the reader to wonder about the circumstances which have led to these young boys acquiring qualities of ?danger?, of the ?unpredictable?. Greene then answers this question, going on to explain that the story is set in the place that has been the worst for wear- having been dealt the worst blow in the war- and will continue to suffer due to the aftermath of the war. Here he refers to ?the first blitz?; a period when London was continuously bombed and left in a state of disarray.
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