Discussing the film 'Closer'.
The film Closer takes a in depth sight into destiny, relationships and falling in love. Although some critics may disagree with the film being a convention of a traditional love story and more of a drama, I disagree. I feel that the film Closer has opted for a conventional love story genre and has shown the vices of being in a relationship and being in love through a unconventional theme which may have caused controversy. Closer is a film in which I truly feel in love with the characters. We automatically make a bond with the two main characters Dan and Alice from the scene in the beginning where we see them fall into the arms of fate as they walk towards each other on the crowded paths on London. The intensity in the first scene makes us focus so much on the characters in question that we are invited to feel the strength of them falling in love at first sight. The middle of the film opts for a approach that shows the strength of temptation. We are introduced to Larry and Anna, who slowly change the dynamics of the film in a unconventional way. Anna and Larry symbolise how sometimes we are tricked into believing that we are destined to be with more than one person, even though our heart lies with one love. The film's last scene is with the two focus characters. We are taken back to the beginning, by them remembering the first time they met. We are tricked once again into
Compare the language themes and style in the two extracts explaining how this relates to the audience and purpose.
Compare the language themes and style in the two extracts explaining how this relates to the audience and purpose As 'Alice in Wonderland' and the 'BFG' are both written for a children's audience there are many similarities within the themes and styles of these books, however there is also a vast transformation of language and the styles used. As these texts have been written within 100 years of each other this change is usually due to the evolution in society and laws that would once dictate common features within the book, i.e. the use of neologisms. In Alice in Wonderland we see that the perception of children in Victorian society vastly contradicts that of today. Children in Victorian society were considered, after the age of eight, to be small adults that would start to take on serious responsibilities that would involve helping with finance of their family. This effects the style and themes used in Alice as children would be encouraged to take on a more mature attitude but still lead an active imagination. This is shown throughout the book by the attitudes of characters in concern to their place in the hierarchy. A clear example of this is in Alice in Wonderland would be the Queen as she clearly acts as though she is better than everybody else and everyone in her presence acknowledges this and conforms to these rules. In The BFG however we have a similar situation
Alice in wonderland by Lewis Carrol and Automated Alice by Jeff Noon.
Alice in Wonderland Automated Alice Lewis Carrol Jeff Noon Almost everyone has read Alice in Wonderland, whether it be as a child or as an adult. And almost everyone who has read it, or has had it read to them, has enjoyed it. I have viewed Alice in Wonderland as a movie, but I have read the novel Automated Alice by Jeff Noon. Both texts are equally enjoyable to view, however I enjoyed Automated Alice more, as it is directed more at grownups, as it has rather gruesome content. It is written in a manner that one would write to a child in, however, the plot is very complex, and even I failed at times to understand what was happening. Alice in Wonderland is directly directed1 at younger children, as it is written as a fairy tale. Alice in Wonderland begins with a young girl named Alice being taught a history lesson by her governess. Alice, however, is bored and plays with her cat. When her governess scolds her, she states that she can't find a book with no pictures in it interesting. Her governess replies by saying: "My dear Alice, there are many interesting books in this world with no pictures." "In this world maybe, but in my world, a book would be nothing but pictures." The governess rejects this idea, saying it is nonsense, and continues the lesson. Alice however, starts talking to her cat. "That's it! If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense."
Alice in Wonderland and its language
Jung-In Kim TOK Alice in Wonderland and its language Alice in Wonderland is a novel from Lewis Carroll, and Disney made an animation based on this novel. Alice in Wonderland is about a girl called Alice having an adventure in a, so called, Wonderland which is a world in her dream. There she meets many strange creatures, flowers etc. They all tell Alice a little story. The spoken language is English but what they speak is actually a different language. How can be a language different to the same language? In the world of Alice, everything what the creatures in that 'country' says is solidly logical. What they say is what it is, there are no metaphors or any kind of word-game like in our world. In the movie the Kind tells the Hatter "take off your hat", and the Hatter answers with a Wonderland language "It is not mine". The logic we have in our mind is turned upside down in the Wonderland (and that is probably why the furnitures are up sided down in the entrance of the Wonderland). English is spoken in the Wonderland but still a different language is spoken. In the Wonderland, there are many strange creatures, like singing flowers, Water pipe smoking Caterpillar, a cat which can disappear etc. Those actions are possible because it can be described in words. Everything must be logical in that country , so everything which are able to describe can happen in that world. In
Flight - imagine.
Bhaktipriya Nayan Kapadia Flight- imagine "Flight" is an interesting story, as it shows the relationship between a young girl and her Grandfather. The story creates tension about the way Alice's Grandfather reacts towards, her boyfriend and the thought about Alice getting married. My essay will describe Alice's thoughts throughout the story. This is just what I was scared of Granddad finding out about Steven and me, I didn't want to hurt my Grandfather it was just that he reacts in a way which would make me upset and also him upset. In fact what is wrong with having a relationship with Steven? After all I am eighteen I am not the same old little Alice anymore am I? I am not that little Alice who used to like to just play around all the time like a little child. My Granddad thinks that I am still in my childhood. GOSH!!! Things are just going so wrong at this moment; Steven could arrive any minute now. I hope that Steven doesn't turn up right at this moment because if he does everything is going to be in such a mess. "da da da da da" Granddad will go and tell mum and she already knows, then even if he doesn't know about everything he will find out. I do not understand that I do not want to hurt granddad, but why dies he keep interfering with my own life. He doesn't even know how it feels to get married. Oh! Steven's here I'd better go. I knew it that Steven will help me to
Comparison Between Alice In Wonderland and Our devised Drama
Comparison between "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" and our devised drama Our devised drama, which is set five hundred years in the future, is about a girl who has been frozen for a punishment for taking drugs by law, and the drama is about how the freezing went wrong and the girl, who is about 20 years old, has to go through her past in her mind. "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" was a novel written in the 1865 by Lewis Carroll is about a girl who chased a white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a fantasyland. "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" is very similar to our devised drama as they both deal with strange and unusual situations. For example, in our devised drama, the freezing was never meant to go wrong, but it did and the same in "Alice's adventures in Wonderland", in the normal world there is never meant to be a talking cat, but there was. "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" was written in the middle of the nineteenth century, and reflects the culture and society that was present in that time, for instance the "mad hatter" was mad because of the solution that was on his top hat, this problem, the problem of going mad because of the solvent used on top hats, was only their in the nineteenth century. Our devised drama, however, is set in the future but also deals with problems in the present day, such as drug abuse and corrupt families. These problems will probably
Vinegar Tom - Use of Language. Caryl Churchill.
Vinegar Tom Use of Language Caryl Churchill uses different types of language throughout the play to give depth to and display the emotions of the characters in Vinegar Tom. This can be seen from the offset of the play in which Alice talks to the man passing through the village. The Man The man's opening line is; 'am I the devil?' asked to Alice. She does not seem to understand and so he continues, 'I'm the devil. Man in black they say,' the man would seem to lack confidence and this is something Churchill builds on in the next few lines; 'Have I not got great burning eyes then?' 'Is my body not rough and hairy?' 'Didn't it hurt you? Are you saying it didn't hurt you?' He clearly has a low self esteem and is self conscious of in the way he looks and the size of his penis. These are all things he is worried by but the root of all his fears are revealed after these initial worries. The line 'So you think that was no sin we did?' reveals religion to the conversation. The man is confused by religion. People at the time were not sure weather to be Protestant or Catholic. He talks of how one of his family was burnt for being Catholic so they became Protestant and one burnt for that to. He is afraid of his sins. That is why he was asking if he was the devil at the beginning, because he was afraid that the sin they had committed was so bad that he was becoming the devil or that
Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland. In the first passage from "Alice in Wonderland", Humpty Dumpty asks Alice what her name means. Alice replies questioningly whether a name must mean something. As a matter of fact every word must have a meaning, or it would be useless. An argument might be that names of people do not have meanings, but that is not true. It may be the case that the meaning of the name is irrelevant to the naming of the person, but the name while have a meaning, and in fact Alice means sweet or noble. In the second extract from Lewis Carroll's work, Humpty Dumpty uses a word, glory, in a manner different to that which Alice would use it. Glory is an arbitrary grouping of sounds that Humpty Dumpty uses to mean "a nice knock-down argument!" For Alice, the signifier glory has a completely different meaning. There is nothing in the passage, or linguistics, that indicates whether one or the other is correct. In fact, Humpty Dumpty's use of the word could be common in the society in which he lives (Wonderland is far away). What it does mean, especially if this is not an isolated incident, is that he does not in fact speak English per
comparing two stories
Terence Vuma (30118844 COMPARISION BETWEEN TWO SHORT STORIES Introduction In this essay I will be comparing how writers present the theme of GROWING UP from the extract of "flight" and "your shoes" giving their similarity and differences. Flight by Doris Lessing This is a story of grand daughter and the grandfather .This story reflects the relationship between the grown up granddaughter and her grandfather and how they accept the change. Your shoes by Michele Roberts This a monologue story where the speaker is a woman who has a daughter who left her and the woman who is her mother has no idea where her daughter so she is writing a emotional letter to express her love, sympathy, guilt . The mother is also concerned about the daughter's well being and the writer shows us the mother's obsession with cleanliness. Comparison of themes in two stories Your shoe is a letter in a first narrative person written to a teenage daughter who has run away from her house because of her family conflicts. In flight the grandfather thinks its best to protect his grown up granddaughter, as he thinks his granddaughter is too young to control her self. SIMILARITIES In the two essays we get similarities between the mother and the grandfather in that they both do not accept that their daughters are grown up. In flight we see that when the mother says the daughter is too young to get
How Does "Through The Looking Glass" Compare To The Usual Children's Stories Acceptable in The Victorian Era And How Lewis Carroll's Children's Novels May Have Influenced 20th Century Authors.
Julian Coxell 10H 10-2-03 How Does "Through The Looking Glass" Compare To The Usual Children's Stories Acceptable in The Victorian Era And How Lewis Carroll's Children's Novels May Have Influenced 20th Century Authors. "Through The Looking Glass was written by Lewis Carroll in 1872. The story is about a little girl called Alice, a character based on Alice Liddell, one of the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. The book is very different from other stories written at the time; Lewis Carroll takes his heroine, Alice, into a world of fantasy to be found behind her lounge mirror. Alice is made into a very independent little girl, making many of her own decisions and at times being quite rude. This would not have been how a child would have behaved in Victorian Society; they were seen and not heard! Once through the looking glass Alice finds herself in a world where everything is back to front: she has to walk towards the house to walk in the garden and events are felt before they happen: the White Queen puts a bandage on her finger, then screams with pain and then pricks her finger. All the animals and flowers in the book are given human characteristics and can talk. "she spoke again, in a timid voice-almost in a whisper. "And can all the flowers talk?" "As well as you can," said the Tiger-Lily. "And a great deal louder." She also meets nursery rhyme