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Why is Chapter 9, ‘In the Nursery’ one of the most important and effective chapters in the novel? In the Nursery is one of the most effective chapters because it unveils a lot of truths about Eel Marsh House, Mrs Drablow and the Woman in Black. At the beginning of the chapter Kipps is feeling ‘determined and optimistic.’ By the end he is ’drained and exhausted.’ Throughout the day and especially just before Kipps goes to bed for his first night everything seems almost a little too quiet, as if brewing up for something dreadful. Hill uses sentences like, ‘We saw no one. No shadow fell across the grass.’ or ‘All was quiet, there was not the slightest breeze.’ or ‘The marshes were black and silent…’ Hill is subtly playing with the reader’s senses through her description. Hill also uses Spider the dog’s behaviour to create a sense of unease; ‘every hair of her body was on end, her ears pricked, her tail erect…’ Later on in the chapter Spider ‘… began to whine, a thin, pitiful, frightened moan…‘ This behaviour seems to make Kipps very worried because dogs are supposed to be able to sense things that humans can’t. Hill abruptly changes the atmosphere with one line so the direction of the story does a complete about turn. She says ’… and of what suddenly seemed a different kind of silence, ominous and dreadful.’ Hill is
Why people fail.
WHY PEOPLE FAIL In order to succeed, you must first "lose" your mediocrity. by: Andrew Tate There has been much written, and said, about why and how people succeed. The contention being that, in order to succeed, you must learn, and then apply, the principles and techniques used by others who have gained success. But, knowing the principles and techniques used by others who have gained success doesn't qualify a person to succeed. If it did, all of those who have read and studied the various, and many, books, booklets, plans, and programs on the subject of SUCCESS would, by virtue of their knowledge thereof, be successful. Statistically, 98% of the people in this country never reach a level of anything more than sustained mediocrity; only 2% ever really achieve success. - WHY? The answer is simple. - They have never "qualified" for success, because they refuse to "pay their dues." These people (the 98%) are so wrapped-up in "protecting" and "maintaining" the level of mediocrity they have achieved that they will not risk one iota of what they have. It's like the young boy who, at long last, got his first pair of really fine shoes. Now, these shoes were exceptionally fine. So fine, in fact, that the boy spent many hours wiping and shining them - while keeping them safe from scuffs, neatly wrapped in paper, in their box under his bed. A number of opportunities presented
Write a critical appreciation of the passage paying particular appreciation to the ways in which the writer created mood and atmosphere - Susan Hill's "A London Particular".
Write a critical appreciation of the passage paying particular appreciation to the ways in which the writer created mood and atmosphere. In the extract from Susan Hill's "A London Particular" the mood is set by the use of language and structure in the first paragraph. "It was a Monday afternoon" are the first few words of the extract and suggests that the setting is quite normal yet as we read on to "growing dark" it creates a sense of apprehension. Susan Hill also structures her first paragraph by using hyphens and this shows the abnormality of the situation. With the felling of abnormality in the passage the reader starts to feel apprehensive and scared at what is to come. "The fog" is introduced in the first paragraph and is suggested to be controlling by not "allowing" daylight to penetrate it. The daylight represents purity and goodness and the fact that the fog is stopping this conveys the idea that it is threatening to the citizens of London. As we read on "the fog" is now just referred to as "fog" which suggests that it has been given a name and therefore personified. The theme of personification runs throughout the passage but more so in paragraph two as the fog is said to be "creeping in and out of alleyways and passages". As the fog is "creeping" it is quite sinister as it is normally a movement usually associated with dubious characters. The fact that the fog is
Analysis of the themes of Ghosts and The Supernatural with close reference to ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Violet Car’.
Ghosts and Supernatural with close reference to 'The Woman in Black' and 'Violet Car'. Ghost stories are all about death and dying. They help us to understand what happens after we die. They try to build up people's fear of death and dying. They use people's fear to build up suspense. Sometimes the author of the book will use the characters in the book to keep the reader wondering, grieving people sometime imagine things and the author can use this to keep the reader interested in the book. The reader would be wondering if it is the imagination of the character or a real ghost. Often ghost stories are based on someone's premature or violent death. Some stories can use this to add more fear, because it could be an ordinary person that gets killed. Sometimes the author writes as if it had happened to them, this could help the reader to believe the story more. The 'Violet Car' is about the violent death of a young girl. The man that had killed Mr. Eldridge's daughter was driving though the village in his violet car. He pulled up to Mr. Eldridge, and asked him for directions to Hexham. It was a foggy day, and Mr. Eldridge didn't like the driver so he told him that it was straight on, and the driver drove straight of the edge of a cliff. Mr. Eldridge was haunted with the pictures of the car driving off the cliff and everyday he saw it. The only way that he could stop the
Woman in Black Question What features of language does hill use when describing the "London Fog" and how effective is it
Woman in Black Question What features of language does hill use when describing the "London Fog" and how effective is it in creating the atmosphere that she wants. The passage that refers to the "London fog can be found in the beginning of chapter 2 "A London Particular". This is the start of Kipp's story about the women in black, in which he describes the fog. Prior to chapter 2 is chapter 1, in chapter 1 you are introduced to most of the characters in the book E.G. Kipps, Esme. Chapter 1 sets the scene for the rest of the book, chapter 1 is written in present day and chapter 2 is written in past tense. In chapter 2 kipps describes the effect the weather has on him "my spirits for many years now been excessively affected by the ways of the weather, and I confess that" Susan hill uses more than 500 words to describe the fog, but at the time she doesn't seem to be going anywhere with it but as you read on in the story you realise that all the describing in the earlier chapters is building the basis for the story to unfold, The mist is paramount to the plot, by the time we get to the end of the book, when Arthur hears the noises that he has associated with the sinking of the pony and the trap into the marsh, we know that the mist made it so that kipps vision was impaired and therefore he could not defiantly define if the pony and trap did sink into the marsh or not, we
This task requires me to use labour market information with various graphs and tables and to interpret my main findings and an explanation on how it will affect William Human Resource.
Question 3 and 4 This task requires me to use labour market information with various graphs and tables and to interpret my main findings and an explanation on how it will affect William Human Resource. Qualification BOROUGH DATA WITHIN WEST LONDON Hounslow Harrow Brent Hillingdon Ealing Hammersmith & Fulham Percentage of people with... (1999) A levels 41 41 43 43 47 52 Degree 24 24 25 26 34 41 Unemployment Rate % (2002) 2.6 2.6 6.4 2.4 4.2 5.4 Percentage of School leavers in.. (2001) Full Time Education 78 86 85 71 80 77 Work 6 5 3 0 4 4 Looking at this data it can be said that Hammersmith and Fulham is the highest qualified borough and also this area is very competitive with other shops and this is the sort of location that William Hill are looking for to operate within. This table will enable William Hill HR department to plan for the future, as they will be able to see the different qualifications in various boroughs throughout West London and compare the data so know where its best to open stores because if they have higher qualifications it show they can use initiative and require less training in comparison to non-skilled people. If an area is lacking in qualification then William Hill know that if workers are employed in that area then certain training programmes have to be run by them to allow the people to be
Compare and contrast the portrayal of parent / child relationshipsin the two novels
Harriet Ward April 2002 Compare and contrast the portrayal of parent / child relationships in the two novels A good parent / child relationship, in my opinion, requires good communication levels (ie. they listen to each other), trust, disipline, respect and of course love. These novels portray very varied types of parent / child relationships. For example, in I'm the king of the castle, neither parent / child relationship, in general, is particularly good. The first encounter of a parent / child relationship is the one between Mr Hooper and his son Edmund (Hooper). The conversation that they have with each other is not typical of a father and son. The whole text seems very informal and cold, almost as if they were strangers. This is evident for instance when Mr Hooper says things like; "Edmund, you will not be difficult, please, I have a good deal to do, I cannot waste time in foolish arguments". This is the kind of formal and precise lauguage that you might expect he may use talking to a business partner not his own son. It seems that Mr Hooper, even though he has had a son for 11 years, is not very used to being around children. I think this is because Hooper is sent to a boarding school from a very young age and not had very much contact with his father.
A comparative study of the role of children and the presentation of the experiences in fiction as illustrated in Susan Hill's 'I'm the King of the Castle' and L.P Hartley's 'The Go-Between'.
A comparative study of the role of children and the presentation of the experiences in fiction as illustrated in Susan Hill's 'I'm the King of the Castle' and L.P Hartley's 'The Go-Between'. 'The world of the child is often one of intense emotion, confusion, pain and suffering and is a rich source of material for the novelist' Having only been alive for about twelve years, the lead characters of I'm the King of the Castle and The Go-Between are inexperienced. The 'intense emotion, confusion, pain and suffering' that a child would go through is caused by this. Adults have the advantage over children. They have faced these things before and got through them; the knowledge and experience from childhood that they use to get through bad times as adults is what helps them. Not having such weapons, children react very differently. I'm the King of the Castle has a prime example of a boy, Charles Kingshaw, being bullied and not knowing what to do; as this had not happened before, he does not have the experience. Leo, the main character of The Go-Between, is an example of how a pursuit of knowledge can harm a naïve, inexperienced boy. A novel with children in these situations can be very emotional and is thus 'a rich source of material for the novelist'. The similarities that these books hold become apparent very early on. The main character in both are boys and of roughly the same
Based on the novel by Susan Hill. A young lawyer is sent to wind up the affairs of a deceased woman. He begins to put two and two together about her strange life, alone in a big mysterious house.
Based on the novel by Susan Hill. A young lawyer is sent to wind up the affairs of a deceased woman. He begins to put two and two together about her strange life, alone in a big mysterious house. Years later, he recounts his experiences in hopes of exorcising the ghosts of the past. A brilliantly effective spine-chiller - it plays on all our Primal Fears As a play, it binds the audience in its tightly-knitted plot which unravels an incredible sequence of events and as a theatrical experience, a poignant one that is never to be forgotten. IMAGINATIVE AND HIDEOUSLY REAL An elderly lawyer hires the services of a young actor to re-enact the experiences of his youth in an attempt to exorcise a ghost which has been haunting him. Their rehearsals conjure up a world of dark, secluded houses, petrified locals and a story which is both tragic and terrifying. With just two actors and minimal props, the atmosphere is ingeniously evoked through simple light and sound effects. In doing this, it proves that there's nothing more terrifying than your own imagination. These things that go bump in the night could be cliches if they weren't so devestatingly well delivered. There is no explicit violence or gore, but the suspense is enough to give the hardiest person the exciting chill of real fear. This production will have you on the edge of your seat (if not under it). The several
I'm the King of the Castle
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