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International Baccalaureate: World Literature
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â€œThe blind moved as one would expect of the blind, groping their way, stumbling, dragging their feet, yet as if organised, they knew how to distribute tasks efficiently...â€ (pg.61) Throughout the novel, these concentrated and dull structure creates a heavy feeling, therefore, creating a distanced effect as if no one is alive.
- Word count: 573
In chapter six of Never Let Me Go, the diction supports and aids in the development of the theme. Particularly when the narrator, Kathy, shares the thought process of the children, aged nine and ten, during a disheartening experience at Hailsham. â€œSo why had we stayed silent that day . . . so cruelly for bringing it all up that day after the rounders matchâ€ (Ishiguro 69). Ishiguro utilizes a collection of literary devices to enhance the understanding of the students and their inner thoughts. The author's placement of a rhetorical question at the beginning of the passage aids in the conveying of perspective and promotes thinking, prior to the insight gained regarding the inner thoughts of the children.
- Word count: 750
like how the Empire State Building means something to Baldwin but not the villagers = Culture clash Paragraphs 10-13 * The theme of â€œThe stranger in the villageâ€ is conveyed through Baldwinâ€™s reaction, he also says that white men are always in a state of rage and they are excluding the black people from the community * Opposition between black and white : * He is no longer protecting the feeling of the villagers but he talks about the African Americans and doesnâ€™t protect the womanâ€™s feelings anymore instead he portrays rage and hatred towards the white man because of the dehumanization.
- Word count: 1057
through the cluster of word of senses and touch as well as the alliteration of [s] sounds which represents sensuality that the effect that Estherâ€™s hand and the sense of touch have on Mrs. Van Buren. Through the sense of touch, Esther creates a sense of sensuality between her and Mrs Van Buren. In the play, Mrs Van Buren suffers from the physical distance between her and her husband, which results in her tensing at the feeling of Estherâ€™s touch. The alleged closeness between Mrs. Van Buren and Esther is also built through the letters sent to Esther by George.
- Word count: 3646
Coyote and the Enemy Aliens is a satirical commentary that explores the employment of language as a weapon to manipulate societal stereotypes; contemplating its ability to eradicate communal bonding.
They corrupt society and alienate Japanese by legalizing this crime via a paper? Order -in- council 469?(57). King satirizes this notion depicting how an inefficient dimwit like Coyote obtains immense power via his legalization as the? Custodian of Enemy Alien Property? (57) by white-men. King compares the destructive capabilities of ?legal? to ?White magic? (59), constructing an image of white politicians using ?magic? to hypnotize society. The white-men assert a tag of ?Enemy Aliens? to Japanese, which is ironic as most of them were Canadian citizens. This irony elaborates on the immense manipulation of language by the government as it used ?white magic words? to imprison its own citizens.
- Word count: 1377
Often they were shut off still more by different languages, and different beliefs. Some of them could think individually, but they had to remain individuals. Emotions they could sometimes share, but they could not think collectively. When their conditions were primitive they could get along all right, as the animals can; but the more complex they made their world, the less capable they were of dealing with it. They had no means of consensus. They learnt to co-operate constructively in small units; but only destructively in large units. They aspired greedily, and then refused to face the responsibilities they had created.
- Word count: 754
Discrimination is a huge part of what makes Waknuk society so intolerant. They believe that everything should abide by the "True Image of God" (Wyndham 17-20). An extremely biased opinion, where everything should be one way and anything different is considered a deviation and must be banished or destroyed. This results in many people being exiled to the Fringes and animals and livestock destroyed, leading to a fear of being or having deviants or offences. This is also the main problem that David and his friends have, as they are considered deviants because of their ability. Sealand however completely has this flipped. "'The kind of people that God intended, perhaps?' . .
- Word count: 749
How far and in what ways is Pat Barkers reader invited to challenge the accepted norms in Regeneration ?
An interesting aspect of his point of view is that his reluctance to go back to the front is never explicitly stated, but manifested through his early mutism and his avoidance of a clear answer when asked: ? ?Do you think you?re fit ?? ?I?m not a doctor.? ?. This is contrasted to a will to prove his virility and self-worth, both to himself and his father: ?When all this is over, people who didn?t go to France, or didn?t do well in France - people of my generation, I mean - aren?t going to count for anything.
- Word count: 1402
(Love song, with two goldfish) is a poem written by Grace Chua, it is about the relationship of two goldfishes.
indicating he is attracted to her and giving him a shallow demeanor. Contrastingly, his lover ?darts/behind pebbles? (9-10), indicating she is near the bottom of the bowl. She ?swallows/his charms hook, line and sinker,? (10-11) this contrast of deep and shallow reflects their love and how their relationship is viewed from different angles, but what can he do he was hooked. The male fish just ?float[s]? (2) and ?wish[es]? (3) unlike the female fish who ? makes? (8) and ?darts? (9), the juxtaposition of their effort and actions explains their failing love, one is passive and the other active.
- Word count: 693
nature of what is going on inside, is described as a ?some celebration.? This subtle disconnection from the town, shows the reader that the narrator has insufficient knowledge of the celebration observed. This was done to signify the power of understanding all religions and their culture. Immediately, Vassanji mentions to the audience of a religious division that plagues the people of the town. Religion is the first major theme introduced to the audience as though to allude to its significance and its tense effect it has on the town.
- Word count: 1211