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  • The Speckled Band

    The Speckled Band is a short, realist, detective fiction story. I think that the purpose of the story is mostly entertainment the but it think it explores the human relationship between Sherlock Holmes. I think that the genre of the story is suited to the purpose because it is a realistic story which allows the… View Article

  • The Speckled Band and Lamb to the Slaughter comparison

    In this assignment, I am going to compare the two murder mystery stories: “Lamb to the Slaughter’, written in 1954 by Roald Dahl, and ‘The Speckled Band’, written in 1892 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Although both books are from the same genre, they have many differences. I will comment on these differences, and any… View Article

  • Conan Doyle creates mystery

    Conan Doyle creates mystery and suspense in a variety of ways. The setting and atmosphere formed in a mystery story are vital and often one of the most effective ingredients. The desired effect, which in the case of these short stories is mystery and suspense, depend largely upon the setting and atmosphere. The major events… View Article

  • The Speckled Band’ Conan Doyle’s

    Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have withstood the test of time and still entertain people as books, films and television series. The secret of this success lies in the three ingredients within these books, for example, structure, character development and setting. In ‘The Speckled Band’, as in ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’ and ‘The… View Article

  • The themes and issues in Arthur Miller’s

    Whenever playing the part of Proctor you would have to get across to the audience that he is obviously outspoken and blunt in his view of witchcraft, but he chooses to downplay the significance of Abigail’s accusations. He has a tendency to remain apart from the rest of Salem, which is shown through his decision… View Article

  • Charles Dickens Great Expectations

    The themes that are introduced and emphasised in Chapter 8 of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations are a near complete summary of the themes of the novel as a whole and of the conditions in which the English people had to live with in the 1800’s. This chapter epitomises the circumstances in which English people lived… View Article

  • With whom do I have most sympathy?

    In America in the 20th century many people from Europe emigrated to the United States of America to escape poverty, religious or political persecution. Some people were so desperate that they entered the United States of America illegally. The lives of Eddie, Beatrice and Catherine were affected when Beatrice’s cousins from Sicily were smuggled into… View Article

  • The Speckled Band

    Looking at “The Speckled Band” and two other stories comment on the way Conan Doyle uses the character Watson I the stories. I have read three stories of Sherlock Holmes, written by the famous author, Sir Conan Doyle. The three stories I have looked at are “The Speckled Band”, “The Engineers Thumb” and “The Man… View Article

  • The tragedy of Death of a Salesman has Biff as the central focus

    The play Death of a Salesman has many of the features of a tragedy. In the play Biff goes from a popular sportsman with scholarships to universities and high hopes for his future, to a farmhand. His father Willy goes from a salesman with a perfect son to being very unhappy and disappointed in Biff… View Article

  • To bring about its downfall

    The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts, during the 17th century. Salem is a very religious village, with life being centred around the church. Everyone was expected to go to church, and to learn the Ten Commandments off by heart, and always to dress modestly. Sinning was not tolerated at all! Rules were very strict…. View Article

  • The Crucible Response

    The play opens with the girls of the village dancing in the forest whilst Tituba performs a ritual to help get the girls the husbands that they want. Abi drinks chicken blood. The other girls scream and Abi’s uncle, Reverend Parris, bursts out of the bushes. The girls run away and his daughter Betty collapses…. View Article

  • Twentieth Century Drama

    “Proctor is a guilt-ridden individual struggling to find his true self. ” To what extent do you believe this is true of John Proctor, and how is it conveyed to the audience in the course of the play? John Proctor is a key character within The Crucible, displaying great emotion and immense passion for what… View Article

  • The Crucible – Power and Manipulation

    Select any three or four characters and explain how they illustrate the abuse of power. Since 1938 an organisation called the House Un-American Activities Committee had been in existence in America. This organisation had the power to investigate any movement or person who was an apparent threat to the safety of the state. Under the… View Article

  • Misuse of power

    The Crucible is largely concerned with the abuse and misuse of power in Salem. Discuss with reference to any three characters. The misuse of power in The Crucible leads to horrible suffering and even the deaths of some innocent people, in the town. Some characters in the play misuse their power towards other characters; some… View Article

  • Tragedy is portrayed through the characters

    ‘The Crucible’ is a play written by Arthur Miller which was written in 1953. Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ explores the paranoia and hysteria of the Salem Witch trials of 1692 and the almost parallel events of the McCarthy ‘Witch Hunts’ of Communist sympathisers in 1950s America. It also illustrates how people react to mass hysteria created… View Article

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