This task requires me to identify trends that may occur in West London. I will comment on what these trends and what implications they have on William Hill especially on specific job roles and the HR department.
Question 5) This task requires me to identify trends that may occur in West London. I will comment on what these trends and what implications they have on William Hill especially on specific job roles and the HR department. A trend shows the general direction of a service of data over a period of time that is why when looking at the population at the type of age available in the area and what sectors face a decrease in employment I noticed that population for LWLSC is projected to increase by 2.1% to 1,395,622 in 2005. This trend will affect William Hill because they have various large and small LBO's in West London, which means that they will have a larger pool of core and peripheral labour to choose from. When looking at the core workers in William Hill these are usually the managers who play a major role in the organisation of branches and William Hill win be inoperative without them and peripheral workers are those who fill the slots and can be easily replaced for instant Cahiers. The Size of LWLSC between 1999-2005 of the population aged 15 and under is likely to increase by 2.4%, 16-18 by 7.7%, 19-24% by 7.1% and 25-59 by 1.9% the LWLSC population aged 60+ is projected to decrease by a small percentage in 2005 by 0.9%. By this William Hill knowing the size of the population means that they can plan ahead knowing how many core and periphery workers they will need
Throughout the novel I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill, we are constantly aware of the misery felt by twelve-year-old Charles Kingshaw. This, and the way it is shown, is very important in really understanding his character, and what eventually leads him to his own death. Charles Kingshaw has a series of irrational fears. Although this is normal for most children, his fears are so crippling that they go far beyond the typical childish nightmare. An example of one of these fears is swimming pools. Early on in the book, Kingshaw recalls being taken to an open-air swimming pool by his father as a much younger child. He remembers how he had feared the water, not only because he couldn't swim, but also because of its "glassy, artificial blueness" and how "people's limbs looked huge and pale and swollen underneath." He also fears the "terrible" moths in the Red Room at Warings, and is afraid of touching their "furry bodies". Another fear he has is of crows. Even before he is attacked by the crow in the cornfield outside Warings, Kingshaw notes that it has "ragged black wings" and "small, glinting eyes". He has to tell himself that it is "stupid to be scared of a rotten bird". Later on, when Hooper puts the stuffed crow on his bed, he is "faint with fear" and wishes for his own death - even though he knows immediately that it is not real. This is just one example of the way
The book I read is 'Z for Zachariah' by Robert C. O'Brien. I enjoyed this book because it contained few but excellent characters and is full of mystery and suspense. 'Z for Zachariah' is about a sixteen-year-old girl, called Ann Burden who thinks she is the only person to survive a nuclear war. However, as her diary entries progress, you learn of a person in a green suit who is pulling what looks like a trailer covered with the same green material as the suit approaching Ann Burden's valley. Later in the diary you find out that the person is a man who had been an industrial chemist before the war, working for the Government designing a suit to protect people in the event of a nuclear explosion. His name is Mr Loomis and he is wearing the only one of these suits. When Mr Loomis finally arrives in the valley, he is amazed by the fact that there is water, which appears to be safe but Mr Loomis makes one severe mistake. When he checks the water for the level of radiation with his Geiger counter he in fact checks the clean water in the stream but then goes on to venture further down the valley, where he finds Ann Burden's home where the polluted Burden Creek is nearby. Once Mr Loomis has seen inside Ann's house (where Ann has cleverly hidden any clues that could show the visitor that there has been people living there recently) he then proceeds towards Burden Creek in the
'The Go-Between' by L.P.Hartley - "It did not occur to me that they had treated me badly" - What Sympathy do you have for Leo in the Go-Between?
'The Go-Between' by L.P.Hartley "It did not occur to me that they had treated me badly" What Sympathy do you have for Leo in the Go-Between? This essay is to assess how much sympathy is deserving of the young and naïve Leo Colston after being permanently emotionally damaged from a visit to a school friend in the country in the summer of 1900. The prologue acts as the introduction to the elder character of Leo Colston, a man in his sixties, and it is here that we are presented with the impact of his summer visit to Brandham Hall, over fifty years before. From the opening of the novel with "the past is a foreign country, they do things differently there", the reader is immediately made aware of the themes of past and of memory. Although these themes are initially conjured up, from the tone of narration, there is a much greater sense of distance and of being wistful. Not only is this sense of distance represented by the narrator talking in the past, but by the choice of grammar, "they" instead of "we" and "do" instead of "did", suggesting that the past could be of a foreign nature, causing the reader to believe that memories have become foreign due to their burial deep in his mind from many years ago. From this opening line, there is a distinct suggestion of an alienation of events that have occurred in the past, which have greatly affected Leo, and consequently he has
Compare and contrast the presentation of Charles Kingshaw and Edmund Hooper in I'm the King of the Castle with Gregory and the narrator in The Half Brothers.
I'm the King of the Castle - Susan Hill The Half Brothers - Elizabeth Gaskell Compare and contrast the presentation of Charles Kingshaw and Edmund Hooper in I'm the King of the Castle with Gregory and the narrator in The Half Brothers. Examine their respective relationships, comment on the behaviour of the adults and explain how it affects the boys and helps influence the outcome of each text. I'm the King of the Castle is a fairly recent novel compared The Half Brothers, a pre 20th century text. The two texts deal with the issues that arise from family relationships. However, I'm the King of the Castle portrays bullying within a family relationship and The Half Brothers portrays jealousy in a family relationship. In I'm the King of the Castle Edmund Hooper, the son of Joseph Hooper who is the owner of Warings shows many similarities with the narrator in The Half Brothers. Both boys are the sons of successful, dominant men who are the heads and owners of their houses. Because of the influence of their fathers, both boys are dominant and enjoy the feeling of being in control. Like his father, Edmund lacks friends and has a detached outlook on life. He is displeased at the news of Kingshaw joining his home, but is not concerned about Kingshaw interfering with his relationship with his father as the family relationship is dysfunctional anyway. Joseph Hooper says '[he] had
Charles Kingshaw: A Coroner's report Ladies and gentleman; it is my sad duty to tell you all of the sad events and circumstances that lead to the tragic death of Charles Kingshaw who drowned near the family's home, the isolated, lifeless "Warings". Firstly, I will read what the events leading up to the death were. Edmund Hooper has had a very disturbing and a very abnormal childhood. Since his mother's distressing death when he was 4 years old, he embarked on a sad infancy of neglect and misunderstanding. Young Edmund's personality was mutilated by the awful lack of emotional and physical attention, which resulted from his mother's death. His father was obviously seriously affected also; he threw himself into his work and spared little time for Edmund. Edmund essentially brought himself up emotionally himself, which left him with very serious behaviour deformation. When Mr Hooper met Ms Kingshaw, it seems that he had less time still to spare for his growing child. However, a large addition had been made to the house. Not only did Ms Kingshaw (herself divorced) move into the house as a "temporary housekeeper", a place which, it is of my opinion, was only offered in order to give enough time for Mr Hooper and Ms Kingshaw to make a romantic bond, but also, a new child of Edmund's same age, Charles Kingshaw moved in also. Edmund, it appears had become very
Discuss the significance of the title "I'm The King Of The Castle" The novel "I'm The King Of The Castle" is all about growing up as a child and having to deal with the problems in life in a middle class family, things such as stepparents, divorce, peer pressure, and the whole idea of gaining power over someone else, when you are a child, such as the way Hooper tries to gain some sort of power over Kingshaw, but its not so much a physical power, but more psychological, in the way that he is always threatening and destroying Kingshaw's life. The novel was written in the 1960's, and represents a middle class family dealing with life. Although it is written in the 1960's it is a modern gothic horror story, with evil that is an aspect of all people, including children, will erupt and cause a lot of harm to every one who is involved. "I'm the king of the castle" at the beginning of the story is referred to Hooper, who does not want to share his house with anyone, and is determined to get rid of anyone who he feels might take it away from him, this represents Charles Kingshaw, when he first throws down a piece of paper from his bedroom saying "I don't want you to come here" as if he was a medieval Lord asking for a challenge (page 25) and immediately Kingshaw put the paper in his pocket fearfully, showing the reader that he isn't such a strong boy, and doesn't appear to tell
Discuss the similarity between Mr. Hooper and Mrs. Kingshaw and their impact on their child's character
Discuss the similarity between Mr. Hooper and Mrs. Kingshaw and their impact on their child's character Neither parents are able to communicate with their child nor can they understand their child's feelings because in the first place, they did not even bother to try and understand their sons. Instead, they have always been self-indulgent. Thus, neither parent relates well with their children. The parents are blind to their child's doings and thoughts. In Mrs. Kingshaw's case, she is always indulging herself in the arms of Mr. Hooper, enjoying herself in his company while she neglects her own son's well being. All she does is to care about her own happiness and never thinks about her son's feelings. For example, she often thought to herself that she should not think too much of her son, instead, care more about herself. From these personal thoughts, it can be seen that she is very selfish in terms of showing concern for Kingshaw's well being in Warings and only cared about hers. Also, she always wants to please Mr. Hooper very much, often very keen to do so by perhaps assisting him in arranging the cocktail party and so on. Therefore, it can be concluded that Mrs. Kingshaw always put herself before her son and neglects him, hence creating a gap in their mother-son relationship. This leads to Kingshaw being so isolated and alone as he had no one to turn to in times of needs.
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
Explain the importance of Warings in the novel? Warings is an 'isolated' and 'entirely graceless' country house belonging to a lonely middle-class widower, Mr Joseph Hooper. It is the place where the whole novel begins with and plays a significant role in the story. In short, Warings is important in several aspects - the setting of the story, the kind of atmosphere and mood it creates, the themes it portray as well as the symbol it represents in the story. In a way, Warings is the 'focal point', where the main characters of the novel, Mr Hooper and his son, Edmund along with Mrs Helena Kingshaw and her son, Charles all play a part in the novel. To put this in simple words, Warings is important because it brings the characters together. It acts as the frame of a jigsaw puzzle, where the characters, which are the jigsaw pieces, fit in nicely. Different characters come to Warings for different reasons. For Mr Hooper, Warings was a "prepossessing house" which would "lend him both importance and support". This house would be his "place in the country" which "would make up for a good deal". To him, Warings lends him family pride to boost his much diminished self-esteem and confidence, helping him to overcome his lack of achievement and sense of failure. However, for Mrs Kingshaw, Warings is the lodging she has been searching for, which she hoped would eventually turn out to be