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  1. Chronicle of a Death Foretold theme anaylsis

    So when the brothers find out their sister's virginity has been taken by another man and shamed their family, they must restore honor to the family's name and kill the man who did it. I think the theme of this novella is how important honor is in a small community, such as the one in this story. The novella starts off with the death of the main character, Santiago Nasar. After that the story starts before Angela Vicario's wedding and works up to the murder.

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  2. Examine the figure of the outsider in any contemporary British work of fiction.

    A fantastic text in the words of Tzvetan Todorov must: '...oblige the reader to consider the world of the characters as a world of living persons and to hesitate between a natural and a supernatural explanation of the events described. Second, this hesitation may also be experienced by a character; thus the reader's role is so to speak entrusted to a character...'1 The Little Stranger fulfils the criteria of 'the fantastic' which is having events that cannot be explained under the laws of reality as we know it.

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  3. Remember whose girl you are...Discuss the representation of power and control between females in Affinity

    The coding system that co-ordinates the prisoners within the prison system also Illustrates how the matrons exercise authority over the prisoners. Selina, in the novel, is referred to like a servant by the matrons, as she suggests that "They call me Dawes here, like a servant."5Selina's position as a criminal deprives her of identity and her status in society descends. The authority of females over other females in Milbank prison mirrors that of Margaret's household, as this is particularly seen by Mrs Prior's treatment of Margaret.

    • Word count: 1783
  4. Nancy Mairs Essay Synthesis of Mairs Three Essays on the Argument for the Defense of a Life of Hardship and Suffering Nancy Mairs is a writer who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 28 years old.

    Through the restrictions and problems she has faced it has awoken her to find new meaning in life. Proof of her spiritual growth in the first essay comes from the maturity in her thoughts about the labeling of her condition. She does not want to be called physically challenged but to be referred to by a more blunt classification. As a 'cripple', 'I am different from the woman in her parka and goggles, face cracked and blackened, setting out on the last day's exhausted plod to the summit'.

    • Word count: 1490
  5. Amir Vs Amir

    Amir on the other is almost nothing like this, he is but a small, creative and weak character. Baba is often heard putting Amir down and generally being hard and cold toward him, more so than with other children even. Amir gets into scuffles with bullies and is too afraid to face them and runs away. This is entirely against Baba's feelings on how a young man should defend himself, and he lets Amir know this. Baba wants Amir to play sports, like soccer Baba's favorite sport; but Amir is a writer, a creative soul and wants to do that and is very good at it.

    • Word count: 1278
  6. Free essay

    Howard W. Campbell

    He is a playwright and is an associate of the members of the n**i party and becomes a n**i himself, though only in name and to be able to live and work comfortably in the n**i ruled Germany. After being approached by Major Wirtanen of the U.S. about being a spy for the Allied forces he reluctantly agrees. I feel that though he was hesitant at first that from the beginning who knew that it was the right thing to do and knew that the Nazis were about to be doing terrible things.

    • Word count: 1315
  7. Comment on the ways in which Rhys portrays the differences between Rochester and Antoinette's cultural backgrounds in this section.

    When she uses imperative 'Taste', there is a sense of power and determinism. This creates an effect of Rochester's weakness which is shown when he says, 'to please her I drank'. It shows his inferiority to the lack of knowledge about the place and the culture. Not only does Antoinette dominate Rochester, but even the place itself is dominating him. When he says 'And yet...', his thought is lost when the nature interrupts him, 'A bird whistled'. This displays his incompetence of being in control of himself and that the nature is more powerful than Rochester is.

    • Word count: 1242
  8. Being Adult

    - Tugcan, you innocent kid. What were you expecting? This is school, man. It is supposed to be boring. - Yes, you are completely right but they could have let us use them only in the lunch brake, so we wouldn't have to "escape" to finish our song. - Teachers and ,especially, the headmaster think those computers are souvenirs. Tugcan's voice was thinner than the other boy's who continued talking; - Another thing you should realize is that schools are not interested in art, especially music.

    • Word count: 1126
  9. Is Kalinda Ashtons The Danger Game an example of post-grunge? How?

    In true grunge spirit Ashton states that she is a writer because ?writing is the only thing that?s hung on? (Bookseller+Publisher magazine, 2010). Ashton as a writer has ventured away from the typical grunge stereotype by completing many years of university study. She has also gained respect and praise from the literary community through her debut novel The Danger Game which is also not representative of a traditional grunge novelist. The respect that Ashton has earned comes from the impeccable development of time and place in her novel, through a multi-faceted approach to tense and narration which flows flawlessly throughout all 288 pages.

    • Word count: 1001

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Examining the passages below, compare and contrast the representations of the heroines choice at the end Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre.

    "In conclusion, Rhys and Bronte represent their heroines in very different lights. Jane would have been viewed as defiant by the Victorian audience, but her ‘happy ending’ will have satisfied their projections of domestic bliss between husband and wife. However, Rhys created the kind of woman who might have been reviled by the same audience; one who was a social outcast, celebrated her sexuality and femininity and embodied insane destruction. The endings of each novel rely on the social, moral and gender conventions of the time; each making a comment on the society in which these women lived."

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