Who was responsinble for the Death of Kingshaw?
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The Go-Between Chapter four Reading chapter four it is clear to see that Leo fells like a new person. He loves his new clothes and is so happy that he is the centre of attraction at the lunch that takes place at the Maids head. Pg 48 'My appearance was greeted with ones of acclaim as if the whole party had been living for this moment' and 'I had to wait until tea for the public acknowledgement...' Leo seems to really want to please the Maudsley's and all the guests that naturally are at a high status. I feel a bit sorry for him because it shows that he lacks self confidence, and just like his mother is sensitive to public opinion (pg 24 line 3). Leo only is feeling a lot more confident around the Maudsley's maybe because he now looks like one of them. Marian's actions are a bit suspicious in this chapter. She asked Leo to meet her by the statue of Thomas Browne after shopping, but Leo says: pg 48 'She seemed to be saying goodbye to someone...' and 'Then she waved her parasol with its foamy edges and quickened her step'. The novel does not say who Marian was waving to, and the fact that she quickened her step, most probably was, because she wanted to get away from where she was, fearing being seen. Marian's mother asks her if she saw anyone in Norwich earlier that day and Marian replies by saying 'Not a cat.'Pg 49 and Leo supports her...forgetting the hour he had spent in
How does this chapter reveal a new level of sophistication in Hooper's persecution of Kingshaw?
English Literature Assignment How does this chapter reveal a new level of sophistication in Hooper's persecution of Kingshaw? In this chapter, we see Kingshaw in a very desperate situation. Early in the morning while they were having breakfast, Mr Hooper broke the news of Kingshaw joining Hooper at his school instead of going back to St, Vincent's. It clearly shows that Kingshaw was panic-stricken and started running around the house like a wild animal. He longed to go back to the woods where he felt the sense of security. However, he found the shed and it gave him a temporary sense of relief. However, it is a kind of irony that Hooper actually finds Kingshaw at a place where he considers it was safe. When he locks Kingshaw in it, he is silent. Even after Kingshaws calls out to him three times. This shows that Hooper is trying to demonstrate power his control over Kingshaw by leaving Kingshaw in the darkness. However, Kingshaw pretends to be unafraid and even acted a brave front to Hooper. Kingshaw's imagination then ran wild and he starts thinking of terrifying things that started to make him even more afraid. When he heard the faint sound of the truck, he started hitting and pounding on the wall of the shed, desperate to get out of the shed. Kingshaw's nightmare was also based on his experience and fears. He feels isolated and frightened despite the fact that many
The Pearls of Primrose Hill - Folder Piece - From the point of view of the boy
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how does susan hill create tension in the story
How does Susan Hill create tension in the story? During the last few weeks I have been set out to read the book called "the woman in black."I thoroughly enjoyed the book and now in this essay I will talk about how Susan Hill creates tension in the story. The main features I will talk about are the setting, the plot, and the dialog and how she creates tension in these things. I will also dwell upon some other things which the writer has created to make tension in the story. By the end of this story I would how clearly summed up when she creates tension and how. First I will talk about the setting. The place in which the story is set is Eel Marsh House. The house is in the middle of many marshes and is completely isolated from the rest of the world. The only way to get to Eel Marsh House is on a narrow gravel causeway called the nine lives causeway which can only be crossed at low tide and if you veer off the causeway you would be sucked in to the mud of the marsh. When the main character of the story Arthur first arrived at the house he described it as "gaunt" and that the place had a sense of "loneliness" about it. On the grounds of Eel Marsh House is a dreaded grave yard and a cemetery. I think that the setting of this story which is based at Eel Marsh House lifts the tension a great deal as it is the perfect place for unusual happenings and a gothic horror story. The
Invisible Man – Character introduction of Griffin
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Looking in detail at ‘The Woman in Black’explore how Susan Hill builds and sustains tension.
Looking in detail at 'The Woman in Black' explore how Susan Hill builds and sustains tension. Susan Hill's tragic Novel 'The Women in Black is a story about horror and mystery. The story starts when Mr Kipps is sent to settle the estate of the late Mrs Drablow. He meets people who tend not to talk about Mrs Drablow. He is left to think and solve this mystery for himself. In doing so this changes Mr Kipps life forever. Susan Hill uses different techniques to build and sustain tension. She also uses different techniques to create different effects. For example the pace and length of sentences and missing information which can build tension and description so that the reader can picture clearly what's happening through the book. The first episode in the novel 'The Women in Black' is called 'Christmas Eve.' Susan Hill gives us some clues on what might happen later on in the novel. In the first paragraph of 'Christmas Eve' Susan Hill focuses our attention on Mr Kipps. She writes about general things such as what the time is, where the main character is and what his stepchildren are doing. At the end of the paragraph she writes about him leaving the house and going outside. "Went to the front door, opened it and stepped outside." At the moment there is no sign of tension levels rising. The next two paragraphs are written about the weather. The first paragraph, out of the two,
Choose two parts of The Woman in Black which you think are frightening. How does Susan Hill make them frightening to the reader?
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Write about the ways in which you think Mrs. Kingshaw and Mr. Hooper contribute to Kingshaw's death in 'I'm the King of the Castle' by Susan Hill.
Write about the ways in which you think Mrs. Kingshaw and Mr. Hooper contribute to Kingshaw's death 'I'm the king of the castle' by Susan Hill is a tragic story about a neglected and tormented boy that commits suicide (Kingshaw).Other than the antagonist (Hooper),I strongly believe that Kingshaw's mother and her partner Mr. Hooper play a huge role in contribution to Kingshaw's death. However, their past also affects who they are now and how Kingshaw was treated. Mrs. Kingshaw's personality and actions engenderes her contribution to Kingshaw's death. Mrs. Kingshaw is a superficial widow lacking male company, her shallow personality leads to her neglect towards her poor son Kingshaw which contributed to his tragic death. Her superficiality gradually grows throughout the book as Kingshaw's death gets closer, from the day she came to Warings when she wore a " jade green suit and worried about it ,lest it should be thought too smart", she was very worried about her appearance, and that straightaway hints us that she could be self-centric. As the story slowly evolves, many evidences reinforce the reader's idea about her 'single-mindness' when 'she thought, my life is changing, everything is turning out for the best', it is clearly obvious that she does not care about Kingshaw's life when she said 'my' instead of 'our', that unravels her neglect towards her poor son. Mrs.
How does Susan Hill create tension and suspense in "The Woman in Black"?
How does Susan Hill create tension and suspense in ‘The Woman in Black’ Susan Hill writes the novel, ‘The Woman in Black’ through the first person narration of the main character, Arthur Kipps. There are many ways Susan Hill creates tension and suspense through the use of a narrator for us readers. One of the first ways is that he introduces this foreboding type of atmosphere by referring to an incident but not actually mentioning it, and he does this repeatedly throughout the first chapter. When the room goes dark during the children’s tales of ghost stories, Arthur Kipps becomes scared by a past memory and as he “wanted to get up and go round putting on every light again”, this is a reference to later in the book when we find out about his experiences in Eel Marsh House when the lights all turn out. However we are not aware of what “it” is. He also refers to “it” again later on in the book; “always known in my heart that the experience would never leave me” This sentence builds up the tension as it foreshadows the future events. Once again he merely refers to the incident, nothing further is said at the point to enlighten us. This creates a tense atmosphere because as the reader we would like to know what is troubling the narrator. By not mentioning it Susan Hill builds tension as we are expected to be told of his experience and while we wait the