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  1. How far do you agree that the writer brings different characters to life in the extract from Mayhew's 'Paved with Gold'?

    In the fourth paragraph, Mayhew uses structure to his advantage by asyndetically listing individual descriptions of characters which creates unique identities for the characters, which helps bring the characters to life in the reader?s mind. This is further enhanced by the descriptions of the clothing of the characters; for example, ?greasy garments?. Again, the use of alliteration here helps link the adjective and the very general noun which further emphasises the bad condition the character?s possessions are in currently in. ?Garments? is a very general noun, which has connotations of ragged and worn clothing that would not be considered desirable.

    • Word count: 701
  2. How does Paver make this extract of "Dark Matter"(p.148-149) frightening?

    The ellipsis allows the reader the time to create an image and then to understand the terror. Also, a tide is normally blue or clear, similar to the sea, which seems normal and calm whereas this is black, dark and menacing, almost like Dark Matter. It reinforces that there is nothing normal about this place, for example, when Paver says, ?Fog had darkened the blotchy stains to black?. When Paver says ?drowning?, it gives the idea that there is some dark controlling ?ghost? that can drown a wave. It is particularly menacing because a black tide gives the reader the idea that it is powerful and almost has an agenda.

    • Word count: 714
  3. In the extract of the novel Nervous Condition by Tsitsi Dangarembga, she makes it possible to sympathize for Tambu

    also Nyasha?s as well because Babamukuru wants to be treat like a god and thinks that ?anyone who defies my authority is an evil thing in this house, bent on destroying what I have made? even though he did something wrong. More importantly, he does not even care why Tambu does not want to go to the wedding. The sound devices and hard consonants and metaphor helps to add more impact of violence into Babamukuru rage to Tambu like ?my uncle?s volcanic temper.? Dangarembga helps the reader sympathize more for Tambu?s suffering and mistreatment from Babamukuru with the help of sound devices.

    • Word count: 691
  4. To Sir With Love by E.R Braithwaite - Exploring Themes - Racism

    Another aspect of racism prevalent in the novel is the use of language, used as a powerful weapon to express racism. This can be evident through the citations which were ?black bastard? and ?blackie teacher? were intended to be provoking. Denham, who cited the slur: ?black bastard? was only said to gain attention from his peers and by standing up to the teacher, it would give him the characteristics of a leader; an individual who was brave and stood up for what he believed in.

    • Word count: 1393
  5. The Book Thief Review

    The Nazi?s classify them as subhumans and make them march through Molching, while they are being tortured by the Nazi soldiers which is totally wrong. Hans Hubermann showed great compassion and pity even though there would be consequences, as he rushes to a crowd of Jews and gives and old man a piece of bread. ?The Jew stood before him, expecting another handful of derision, but he watched with everyone else as Hans Hubermann held his hand out and presented a piece of bread, like magic?.

    • Word count: 589
  6. How does Wharton use setting, imagery and symbols in the novel Ethan Frome?

    to their support; I began to understand why Starkfield emerged from its six months' siege like a starved garrison capitulating without quarter." thus the setting of the village has been given the look of a war-sieged town. The place is too cold, and its bitter winters affect the health of Ethan's wife Zeena. The setting of the place entombs Ethan to Starkfield where there is no escape, as he is stuck up to his farm all the year round, without any money and without any prospects for the future.

    • Word count: 1049

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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