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  1. Is Shylock a Victim or a Villain?

    Christianity, the New Testament, follows mercy and forgiveness. The Duke and Antonio both show mercy towards Shylock when he has shown none. Shakespeare first introduces Shylock in Act1: Scene3. With no stage directions we have to decipher what a character is like only through what they say. "Three thousand Ducats-well." His first line is about money. Shakespeare instantly gives us the impression that his only interest is money. This is also the case when he is at home with Jessica, his daughter and away from work.

    • Word count: 4775
  2. How Does The Writer Create Tension And Suspence In The Monkeys Paw

    making Juliet his one and only priority, and the 'hopeful lady of his earth' so the only daughter he has and the only daughter he can marry off. Lord Capulet doesn't seem too keen on marrying Juliet off just yet, reason being he doesn't want to lose his only daughter as he loves her and also because he doesn't want to lose power over her, again referring to it being set in a Patriarchal society men ruled over women and owned there wives and daughters.

    • Word count: 3698
  3. Aronald Bennet

    He might even be suggesting that his mother's behavior is predictable or even boring. In the 3rd paragraph Philips innate selfishness discloses itself to the audience. The sentence used by the writer to display this was 'I was the only son of a widow'. The word 'widow' is not only to inform the reader of the passing away of Philips father but to imply that his mother was totally alone both in terms of family and in terms of social communications.

    • Word count: 3162
  4. 1914 all out

    There are two hymns sung during the play, "The Lord is my shepherd" and "Abide by me" These hymns carry a message from the villagers to God. The meaning of this hymn is that the villagers are singing it because they are saying that God will look over them and look after them, just like a shepherd looks over his sheep and looks after him; God will do the same for them. This shows us how unaware the villagers are of how damaging the forthcoming war will be because at that moment, they believed that god would always look after them and that no harm would come to them.

    • Word count: 3440
  5. An analysis of Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

    (Sanders, 317). In this novel, Sterne broadens the possibilities of the novel form, and yet ..."unlike most novels, it is concerned explicitly with reminding us that there are things which you cannot expect a novel to do. The greatness of Sterne is that, with humour, and sensitivity, he insists all the time that novels cannot save us". (Ricks, 13) To begin my analysis, first I would like to look at how Sterne parodies the different narrative techniques. According to Jeffrey Williams the novel demonstrates an extraordinary form in novelistic sense due to the fact that the narrative of Tristram's autobiography and the history of the Shandy family are incomplete and intermitted.

    • Word count: 3162
  6. The Kite Runner. Vocabulary and Questions

    What kind of relationship does Ali and Baba have? Amir tries to please Baba by being more like him but he is rarely successful. He feels responsible for and is guilty about his mother?s death. Since Baba likes soccer, Amir tries to like it as well, but fails miserably- the more he tries to please his father, they get even more distant. What Amir is good at is poetry and reading, but he worries his father does not see these as ?worthy?.

    • Word count: 3565

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?
  • Compare and contrast the two pairs of lovers in 'Much Ado about Nothing'. Consider their attitudes, actions, language, love and audience reaction to their stories.

    "In conclusion the play illustrates a kind or irony. The young passionate relationship between Hero and Claudio based on shallow first appearances deepens. As Claudio matures he begins to appreciate Hero as a real person when he realises her innocence and finally marries her. Beatrice and Benedick's innate love is cemented, when in the final scene, they begin to realise the game they have been playing and see each other for who they really are. Benedick finally silences Beatrice with a kiss, and thus like all Shakespeare's comedies the play ends in marriage between the two couples, allowing his audience to return home satisfied and in good spirit. BIBILOGRAPHY 1. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare - Arden (2001) 2. Much Ado About Nothing - Film starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Brannagh. 3. Much Ado About Nothing - York Notes (1980) 4. Much Ado About Nothing - Spark Notes 5. Internet www.gcseguide.co.uk"

  • an inspector calls- discuss the dramatic affect the inspector has upon the play

    "In conclusion, all of the drama in the play is either directly related to the Inspector or is involving the Inspector. He disrupts the Birling household immensely; he leaves the foundations of the family shattered. One of the clever things the Inspector does is; instead of breaking the family down by telling them they are awful people and that they have killed a young, innocent girl. He gives them some facts, tells them how they were involved and then he lets them work out in their minds what they have done and how they can avoid a similar situation in the future. ."

  • Compare the beginnings of Uncle Ernest and Brighton rock.

    "In conclusion, I mostly enjoyed the opening of Brighton Rock by Graham Greene because I was kept interested throughout and I wanted to read the rest of the story to find out what happens to Hale and if he really gets murdered. I also want to get to know the character better because I feel I know nothing about him. The author writes the story well because the techniques he uses help to build the suspense. I did not really enjoy Uncle Ernest and I wasn't inspired to read on because there was little action and I already knew lots about the main character. Allegra Gacsall"

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