Discussions on Aice in wonderland - Chapter 4: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill.

Chapter 4: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill In Chapter 4, we're introduced to and are more aware of the White Rabbit. The White Rabbit is capitalized to show significance of the White Rabbit's character, as all the other characters. 'White Rabbit'. As he rushes in, looking for his gloves, he cries out anxiously "The Duchess! The Duchess!" This shows frustration, fear and anxiety from the White Rabbit. This shows that 'The Duchess' has high authority, and is someone who the others fear. We can also point this out from her name. A duchess usually has high status and power. Her name is also capitalized. The White Rabbit continues with "Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She'll get me executed as sure as ferrets are ferrets!" This carries on the sense of anxiety and fear as to let the reader know that the Duchess is danger. This sentence, which is full of exclamation to show the anxiety also includes a simile, "as sure as ferrets are ferrets". He finishes off his hurried sentence with asking a rhetorical question: 'Where can I have dropped them, I wonder?" He asks himself this, and from the first chapter, we can see that he does talk to himself quite a bit when he is nervous or anxious. This reminds me of an aged person. There is emphasis on the 'can'. There's also inverted word order. This shows us, that the book was written in Victorian times. Lewis Carroll uses a

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Original Writing - A Bad Day Gets Worse

A Bad Day gets Worse Mitch Ward English Coursework Right. Time to clean that dump of a room. I haven't been in there for ages now but I'm really not sure why. I wonder what new species of mould and fungi have developed in there. I don't want to think about that now, especially after last night. I had so much to drink and don't get me started on the drugs. Anyway, back to cleaning that room. I'm too scared to even open the door. Oh well. Here I go... OUCH! God that hurt. I wasn't expecting an ironing board to fall on me! I always wondered why things hurt more when you never knew it was going to happen. I think I've really hurt my leg. Maybe I should go to the doctors. Or maybe I won't. He'll know I was drinking so much and doing all of them drugs last night, especially with all of his high tech gadgets. I am a student, isn't that what we do, get drunk and stoned every night? Time to sort out the things I do need from the things I don't need in here. What's this? A hover? I really cannot remember buying this, let alone using it. Oh well if I haven't hovered yet, now isn't the time to start. This room is full of junk; it's full of antiques. There so old now they must be worth nothing. This room is just rubbish, upon rubbish, sprinkled with a fine layer of dust. Sounds a bit like a cake to me. Not very tasty though. Yeah Right. Not this. It can't be. It is as well. My old

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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

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Flight - describe Alice's thoughts throughout the story.

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. I knew I was right to be worried. Mum had said that Grandad would come round but it doesn't look like it to me. I don't want to hurt Grandad, why does he have to react like this? Doesn't he know that he his upsetting me and himself? What is wrong with me having a relationship with Steven? I am eighteen! Iam not the same little, old Alice anymore, why can't he see that? I am not a child, why is he treating me like one? The problem is he still thinks I am a child. He can't see past 'little Alice', he just can't accept I am all grown up. Well, Mum has said it is okay so he is just gonna have to like it or lump it. He is the one who is messing it all up. I don't want to hurt him. Why does he keep interfering in my life? Oh, hurry up Steven. I need to see you, I want to get away from here, from Grandad. I want to be married, to be with Steven all the time, why is that such a problem for Grandad yet Mum is fine about it? Oh, great there he is, perhaps Steven can help me persuade Grandad. Perhaps Steven can talk to him, make

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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