Hill presents Edmund Hooper as a violent imposing figure, who shows no sympathy.
Transfer-Encoding: chunked Hill presents Edmund Hooper as a violent imposing figure, who shows no sympathy? Hill presents the character Edmund Hooper as a unsympathetic character. Hill's uses the technique of 'unmitigated language' to present Edmund as unsympathetic character; "You were only tenants then", Edmund makes no effort to make his sentence any politer. The word "only" is chosen by Hill to try and 'degrade' Kingshaw's ' status and to portray him, inferior to Edmund. Hill continues to show that Edmund is an unsympathetic character; "When did he die?". The death of Kingshaw's father is a personnel matter, and the 'usual' person is likely to feel sympathetic towards Kingshaw. Hill purposefully gives the question asked by Edmund no expression, the reader has no idea how Edmund states the question. By not including any expression, the reader is given the impression that Edmund is ignorant to the death of Kingshaw's father, he is instead focused on being an imposing figure. Edmund is portrayed as an imposing figure and his unsympathetic nature reinforces this view. Furthermore Edmunds actions portray him as a imposing figure; "Hooper looked at him coldly", the word 'coldly' would suggests lack of emotion and 'warmth'. Edmunds lack of emotion 'frightens' the readers. The reader develops an image of an emotionless child, Edmund shows no emotion towards his father
Explore how isolation is used by the authors Hill and Golding in their respective novels?
Transfer-Encoding: chunked Explore How Isolation used by both authors? One way in which Isolation is presented in through social isolation: it can be noted that Piggy is particularly a victim here. Golding states that the “naked crooks of [Piggy’s] knees were plump and that he was “shorter than the fair boy”. From Piggy’s immediate introduction, he is already portrayed as an outsider, in comparison with the “fair boy” who symbolises the other islanders. Perhaps Golding’s use of the word “naked” is an implicit way of suggesting Piggy’s vulnerability which is what ultimately leads to Piggy being socially isolated. An interesting instance of Piggy as a victim of social isolation is when he is forbidden to sit with the rest of the islanders; “Piggy sat expressionless behind the luminous wall of his myopia”- Golding is explicitly stating that Piggy is excluded because of his “myopia”, which is compared to a wall; the “luminous wall” represents a metaphorical wall between Piggy and the rest of society. Piggy himself appears to accept that he is not accepted by referring to the islanders as “them other kids”; the word “them” highlights this clear difference in social status between Piggy and the other islanders and hence why he is excluded. One could argue that Golding is utilising social isolation to criticise British culture; as
Explain how Hill and Golding present death in Im the King of the Castle and Lord of the Flies respectively?
Transfer-Encoding: chunked Explain how Hill and Golding present death in I’m the King of the Castle and Lord of the Flies respectively? Hill and Golding both utilise the techniques of symbolism, varied settings and physical death of the character to present death. Overall I think that Hill generally presents death more effectively than Golding, because she generally provides more development throughout her novel, which ultimately leads to the death of Kingshaw. Hill and Golding both use the techniques of symbolism dead stating that “the inside of its mouth was scarlet” with the adjective “scarlet” interesting as it has connotations of death and of blood. I think this description of the crow is also a subtle form of prolepsis as the crow is initially portrayed as a normal crow, but as Hill describes the crow further; it is evidently a symbol of death, much like Warings. What is interesting to note about the crow is that it is also described as having “ragged black wings”- the word ragged could symbolise the aftermath of violence, much like Kingshaw’s exposure to violence later on in the novel and the adjective black is a symbol of death. Another aspect of symbolism regarding the crow is when the crow “circles over Kingshaw”, symbolically death looms over Kingshaw. This is comparable to the symbolism of death in Lord of the Flies where “The Lord of
Fear in "The Woman in Black" extract
Assessment on fear At the start of the passage, the writer uses harsh words to create fear. For example, the lines “I saw again the woman with the wasted face” and “I had not noticed any particular expression on the wasted face” creates fear as the vocabulary changes a lot. At the start of the book, the writer was using pleasant words when she was describing where he had come from. The juxtaposition that was used had built up how gothic and horrible the woman in black was by going from peaceful and light to gloomy and dark. After those lines, the sentence which had contained the line “stared at her, stared until my eyes ached in their sockets, stared in surprise and bewilderment at her presence. This had shown that Susan Hill creates a deep sense of fear by writing that she is very to see for a long time, instead of telling us the reader. This is also giving us what Arthur was dealing, metaphorically put us in his shoes. The three words Susan Hill used, “desperate yearning malevolence”, creates fear and suspicion, indicating that the mysterious woman is searching for something. The word “malevolence” also suggests she is bad and evil. A tiny bit later in the extract the author had written “wanted, needed-must have” which creates a definite feel of tension a horror as the woman will not let anything stop her from whatever she is searching for. The use of
I'm the King of the castle
Title: I'm the King of the castle Author: Susan Hill Number of pages: 289 Date commenced: 9th August 2001 Date completed: 13th August 2001 I'm the King of the castle by Susan Hill is a chilling tale of a childhood bully. The story tells the tale of how a boy called Kingshaw is driven to suicide by his companion Hooper. Kingshaw and his mother moved from their rented apartment in London to Hooper's cold and evil home the Warnings so Mrs. Kingshaw could provide company for Mr. Hooper and a mother role for Hooper while her son Kingshaw could provide a companion for Hooper to make a friendly family home. The parents are very superficial both lacking their partner for many years and they both lacked the ability to show their love to their children. Instead of showing their love they turned a blind eye to the bullying of Kingshaw and pretended that every thing was fine because their relationship was becoming closer. Little did they know that the closer they became the more chilling and frightening the relationship between Hooper and Kingshaw became. Early on in the book Hooper and Kingshaw learn their roles of Bully and victim respectively and throughout the book the story relies on the balance of power between Kingshaw and Hooper. In my opinion the story I'm the King of the castle revolves around hate, cruelty and isolation. Before Kingshaw came to Warnings Hooper and him
I'm the King of the castle
Themes in I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill I'm the King of the Castle has more than one theme. Some are more obvious and clear than others. Hatred is one of the main themes. There is much hatred between Hooper and Kingshaw in I'm the King of the Castle already from the start. Hatred is very important to the plot and much attention is paid to it. Bullying is how the hatred starts. The bullying starts because Kingshaw came and Hooper didn't want him there (Hooper drops a note saying "I didn't want you to come here"). There is also the absence of love in the book. Both parents do not understand their children well and are distant from them. The evilness in children is shown in the book. It is mainly present in Hooper. His bullying has a big effect on Kingshaw and the evil in it leads Kingshaw eventually to suicide. The suicide by Kingshaw was inevitable as it was the only way out for Kingshaw at the end. Edmund Hooper's evilness can not be fully explained but one might say it is because of his mother being dead and the lack of the attention proper parents normally give. There was no proper influence as Mr. Hooper is very distant from his son. Hooper's cruelty is shown on numerous occasions, except when he was afraid in the wood. The placing of the stuffed crow in Kingshaw's bedroom, the locking of Kingshaw into the Red Room once he realizes Charles is afraid of the
woman in black coursework
Woman in Black coursework What are the elements that a ghost story should traditionally contain and how successfully does Susan Hill incorporate them into her novel 'The Woman In Black'? A good ghost story traditionally contains a number of elements, which Susan Hill has incorporated into her novel. These are, creating atmosphere ~ you have to have this because with out the right atmosphere people will not get frightened and to read a ghost story you have to have an element of fear. A sense of place ~ this adds effect because the reader can picture them selves in these places because they are generally scary e.g. Eel Marsh House. The plot ~ has to be gripping so the reader wants to read on Susan Hill does not give the whole story away at the beginning to help build tension. The use of a first person ~ this is good because it lets the reader feel what the narrative is feeling from a first-hand perspective. The use of children ~ this makes a good ghost story because children are innocent and all good ghost story's should contain someone venerable and children are the most venerable and innocent 'The Woman in Black' novel by Susan Hill uses lots of ways to create an atmosphere for a creepy story. In the third scene Mr. Arthur Kipps is on the train to Crythin Gifford he notices that the train is much less state-of-the-art then the previous trains. Susan Hill started off
Explore the ways Susan Hill presents the power of the supernatural in the novel The Woman in Black
Explore the ways Susan Hill presents the power of the supernatural in the novel ‘The Woman in Black’ When the term ‘supernatural’ is defined, it means occurrences and forms are unexplainable and unnatural. In Susan Hill’s novel ‘The Woman in Black’ supernatural events take place through having inexplicable feelings and occurrences that even science cannot explain, which has the ability to terrorise the character in the novel. Susan Hill relies on the essential conventions of a ghost story; such as the remote, isolated house and setting supernatural events and a naïve, ignorant character. Hill also portrays the natural world throughout the novel, particularly using the weather through pathetic fallacy to establish an atmosphere of normality, creating a chilling backdrop to make the story seem realistic. As Hamlet states ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/ Than are dreamt in your philosophy’ this links in with how Susan Hill is trying to make the reader believe in the supernatural. For human beings, life is experiences through the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Once a sixth sense becomes apparent, it manifests itself as an awareness that doesn’t come through any of the other sense; in Chapter 1, the story moves into the realm of the supernatural, ‘an emotion, a desire – no, it was rather more, a knowledge, a
'Woman in Black'
'Woman in Black' The story of Arthur's haunting by Jennet Humphrey is told with an effective narrative technique. The most obvious device employed, initially, by Susan Hill, is to tell the story in flashback. As soon as Arthur decides to commit his story to paper we leave the present narrative. In 'Christmas Eve', the opening chapter of the story starts full of 'Cheerfulness and bustle'. Susan Hill interests the reader when she sets up a happy atmosphere. The peaceful beginning contrasts well with the dramatic ending of violence, suddenness and 'cold fear', which seems to be dealt with briefly to prevent pain for Arthur. At the beginning of the novel the writer drops seeds that point to the future and give hints of something dreadful to come, 'Long shadow of the past', 'woven into my fibres'. Hill is signalling that something awful has happened that will always be with Arthur. This leaves many unanswered questions for the reader to think about, 'what has happened in the past to make Arthur so unhappy?' Further on in the novel the reader is introduced to Stella, Arthur's fiancée. We are left to wonder what happened to her and how come he ends up happily married to Esme. Arthur's story is labelled not, 'casual entertainment,' but a story of, 'haunting and evil, fear and confusion, horror and tragedy'. The cosy atmosphere becomes slightly soured. At the end of chapter one