Essays on London

Using language to portray 19th century London society
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How effectively does Charles Dickens use language to portray 19th century London society in his novel Oliver Twist? Oliver Twist, one of the most inspiring and legendary novels in English literature, is considered by many old as well as contemporary critics to be a satirical novel mocking the Victorian epoch. Written by Charles Dickens one of the greatest novelists of his genre, the story gives us a deep insight into the Victorian England in the 19th century. Charles Dickens gives…...
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London blitzed by German bombers
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Introduction 7th December 1940, a date I would never forget. What started as a peaceful morning, considering what had been happening over the last year, soon turned into chaos. Bombs were falling from the sky with crashes as they as they hit the buildings and surroundings. It seemed the whole city was being destroyed. I lived with my mother, father and baby brother at 23 Oakfield Avenue, Ealing, London. We all ran outside, my mother carrying my baby brother. He…...
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Wordsworth’s “The Daffodils” and Blake’s “London”
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Introduction In this essay I will be looking at how we can see Heaven represented in Wordsworth's poem "The Daffodils" and how this is shown using language and literary techniques. I will talk about what effect the language used gives and how the imagery in the poem conjures up visions of Heaven. I will also be exploring how Blake uses language and form to create visions of Hell in his poem "London". I will look at how he draws from…...
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Personal Experience in London
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Joe is a gentleman. He is never rude to anyone and never got angry in the novel even once. The way he behaves which is quiet, polite, kind, sharing and caring is the ways you can tell he is a gentleman. Sometimes, I felt sorry for him that he didn't get more because he deserves a lot more. Joe views Pip as a hardworking and caring person. I say this because Joe knows it will take a long time and…...
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A Discussion of the Poem “London”
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A discussion of the poem "London" by Blake, showing that oppression can not be defeated. London In the poem "London", Blake shows that oppression can not be defeated. Weakness and cursing which then leads to death play the dominant roles in the poem. Throughout the poem there are descriptions of woe and misery. Blake uses these to emphasize that poverty and neglect result in confusion, chaos, and turmoil. Weakness is one of the dilemmas, in which the poor find difficult…...
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London Airport Chauffeurs ~ An Overview
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Travelling around London can be hectic when using public transportation. Yes, London is well connected and the government has made travelling around very comfortable and affordable, when taking public transportation. However, the timings continuously change and it would be difficult for a traveller to cope with it. Hiring London Airport Transfers are the best way to go when on a holiday. When on a holiday, the journey from the Airport to the hotel, is extremely hectic. None will want to…...
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Evalaute the Success of the Regeneration of London Docklands
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The regeneration of the London Docklands, an area of approximately twenty square kilometres, over the past decade has not only provided a valuable base for London's business to sit on but has put London on an ever increasing economic map. The use of a ' brown field' site to situate this new venture has set a trend that has been adopted quickly throughout Britain. As the docklands were once the core of London's economy, employing around ten thousand people, it…...
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Down and Out in Paris and London
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A review of Orwell's "Down And Out In Paris And London", illustrating the author's experience with tramps and poverty in Paris and London in the 1920's."Down And Out In Paris And London" The story of "Down And Out In Paris And London" deals with the author's experience with tramps and the poverty stricken in Paris and London in the 1920's. He lives with them on equal terms and suffers the same hardships and tribulations. Orwell shows great compassion for the…...
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Demonstrate Why World Cities Are Powerful Centres of Economic and Cultural Authority, with Reference to a City That You Have Studied
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World City: A large city that has outstripped its national urban network and becomes part of an international global system; a centre of world trade and communications; entertainment and sporting spectacles, The headquarters of Non Governments agencies and a major tourist attraction. World cities operate as the centre for a number of links among global network- they are seen as command centres in the ‘borderless domain’ of the global economy. There are three dominant World Cities; these are London, New…...
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Consider whether or not The development of London docklands has opportunities for all
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The purpose of this coursework is to consider whether or not "The development of London docklands has opportunities for all". It will explore both the positive and negative effects on the economy, the environment and the society. My hypothesis is the many good things have happen but few people have loss their jobs and homes. Overall I think it is good thing London Docklands is an area situated in east London and lies on the River Thames about 5 km…...
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Compare the ways in which Wordsworth and Blake present their ideas about the city of London
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"Composed upon Westminster Bridge" and "London" are two very different poems themed around the growing important and powerful city of London. William Wordsworth, who wrote "Composed upon Westminster Bridge", writes about the spectacular view and landscape he can see from Westminster Bridge, on an early crisp morning, with the flowering and dazzling sun shining down upon it. He wrote this poem in 1802, when he was in his horse and carriage on his way to France. Whilst passing on Westminster…...
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Compare and Contrast Wordsworths “London 1802” and Arnolds “Dover Beach” as responses to the poets views of their situation
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This essay will try to explain and find the comparisons and the contrasting views in Both "London 1802" and "Dover Beach" according to both of the poets views of their situation. "London 1802" was written by William Wordsworth in September, 1802. It is about Wordsworth saying how he would like England, to revert back to before it was corrupted, because Wordsworth thought that people had lost their inward happiness, which can take many forms, such as religion. They have gained…...
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Catastrophe: The Great Fire of London
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The Great Fire of London swept through the central parts of the English city from Sunday, 2 September to Thursday, 6 September 1666.[1] The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall. It threatened but did not reach the City of Westminster, Charles II’s Palace of Whitehall, or most of the suburban slums.[2] It destroyed 13, 200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul’s Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is…...
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“London” by William Blake and “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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In the poems, London' and Ozymandias', the poets successfully portray power using references to religion, wealth and position. The title of the poem 'Ozymandias' is a biblical reference and translates to king of kings'. It shows that the king the poem is about has a sense of arrogant pride and a belief in the immortality of his power. This could link to the downfall of the king and suggests that it was a punishment from God. Both poets use religious…...
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Elements of Racism in The Lonely Londoners
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The postmodern writers all over the world assert that their countries possessed a prestigious history, culture, and heritage; and they also valorize the past from which they have drawn the raw materials for their works. The traditional view and territorial entity are the unique characters generated through their migration from one region to the other or from one settlement to another settlement are raw sources of postcolonial and postmodern writers' work. Postmodernism relies on concrete experience over abstract principles, arguing…...
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City of London and Westminster Abbey
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London is thti capital of Great Britain, its political, economic, and commercial centre. It lies in the valley of the Thames and stretches for over 30 miles from east to west. London is an ancient city. It grew up around the first point where the Roman invaders found the Thames narrow enough to build a bridge. So they found a small Seltic settlement then known as Londinium and by AD300 they had turned it into a separate port and an…...
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Post Olympic Effects on Hospitality Industry
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Aim: To identify the issues that the hospitality industry may be faced with post Olympics 2012 and to recommend strategies to overcome the reduction in the business to hospitality organisations. Objectives: 1. To study the opportunities in the hospitality industry during Olympic 2012 2. To evaluate the impact of post Olympics 2012 on hospitality industry. 3. To recommend the strategies to the hospitality industry to survive post Olympic downfall in business The London Olympics is spending a huge amount of money for…...
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Compare and contrast Blake’s ‘London’ to Wordsworth ‘composed upon Westminster Bridge’
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Both these poems were written at around the turn of the 19th century, in Georgian times, to illustrate the authors' views on the City of London. At this time, the industrial revolution was underway and there was vast growth in the population, due to medical advances and people having more children. In my opinion, they are both mocking the City and its inhabitants. Both Poems use their structure to emphasise the words in them. William Blake's 'London' is written in…...
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Compare and Contrast London by William Blake and Island Man by Grace Nichols
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Compare and Contrast "London" by William Blake and "Island Man" by Grace Nichols. Consider How Each Poem Conveys Alternative Attitudes To Life And Society. Introduction The poem "London" written by William Blake (1757 - 1827) is a clever poem. Although we can appreciate it, and understand William Blake's ideas, it was not understood or valued when it was written all those years ago. In contrast the poem "Island Man" written by Grace Nichols is a contemporary poem. The single idea…...
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London Congestion Charging
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Resolving London's transport problems was the highest priority of the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. His goal was to create a world-class transport system that would improve business efficiency, supports greater economic prosperity, and improves the quality of life for everyone living in London or visiting London. The Mayor's transport strategy, which was published on 10 July 2001, it had ten key priorities: Reducing traffic congestion; Rising money for underground investment; Rising money for radical improvements to bus services across…...
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“London” by William Blake with “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth
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Compare and contrast "London" by William Blake with "Composed upon Westminster Bridge" by William Wordsworth and show how each used his poetry to express his views about his life and times. Blake and Wordsworth both display different views and attitudes about the city of London in their poems. They both lived in the same era, Blake lived during the 18th and then on into the 19th century (1757- 1827) and Wordsworth also lived during the 18th and then on into…...
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The Great Fire of London 1666 written by Samuel Pepys
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An evaluation on a diary extract on the Great Fire of London 1666 written by Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) had a successful career in public service as a naval administrator and was a confidante of two Kings whom he served - Charles II and James II. He is mostly known for a diary that he kept between the years 1659 and 1669. The diary was written in a code now recognised as a Thomas Shelton system of shorthand called…...
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“Lines composed upon Westminster bridge, Sept. 3 1802” and “London”
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These two poems show very different views of London. "Lines composed upon Westminster Bridge", written by William Wordsworth, describes London in detail. He captures the beautified city and expresses the calmness of the morning. William Blake, who lived around the same time, wrote "London" which expresses the chaotic and corrupt side of London. Wordsworth describes the city in much detail. "A sight so touching in its majesty." The "Earth has not anything to show more fair." He expresses his true…...
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Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth; In a London Drawing-room by George Elliot
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The two poems describe London, but "Upon Westminster Bridge" describes the city from a tourist's point of view whereas "In a London Drawing-room" talks about the city from a Londoners point of view. The title "Upon Westminster Bridge" gives the reader a first impression, which is that the poem is positive and written by an outsider who is experiencing London for the first time. The speaker uses the preposition "Upon" which conveys the idea that the speaker is describing the…...
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Victorian London in Dickens’ Short Story
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Through these few words and phrases, I can picture the poor in pain and suffering as the needle like cold prods and prick them like voodoo dolls. This helps bring about the effectiveness of the poor situations the poor are in. Dickens describes Scrooge as having no sympathy for a poor boy "stopped down at Scrooge's keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol: but at the first sound of "god bless you, merry gentleman! May nothing you dismay! "…...
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Commentary on London and Jerusalem by William Blake
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The poetry of William Blake is well known for its metaphysical language and profound symbolism. In his two poems, entitled “London” and “Jerusalem” his use of these techniques, alongside many others, is crucial in his portrayal of the corruptive tendencies of man and his perspective on religion and England during the Industrial Revolution. Throughout these poems Blake reveals his strong dislike for the Industrial Revolution and its effect on London, expressed particularly in his poem “London”. His poem “Jerusalem” focuses…...
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Arsenal London Football Club
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Introduction Arsenal Football Club is an English Premier League football club located at North London. It has won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups, which makes them one of the successful clubs. Arsenal holds the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight and is the only side to have completed a Premier League season unbeaten. Arsenal was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and in 1893 became the first club from the…...
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Case note on Bruton v London & Quadrant Housing Trust
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In essence, “leases” are created between landlords and tenants as contracts to grant exclusive possession of the land for a defined period of time, in exchange of rent from tenant. Leases give contractual interests to tenants, while at the same time creates proprietary interests in the land by granting exclusive possession, which elevates a tenancy into an “estate/interest in land”. It can therefore be understood and has been suggested by commentators that leases are of dual nature and should “be…...
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Olympic Games
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Mega sports events like the Olympic or the commonwealth Games, the Football World Cup or the European Capital of Culture always have big and beautiful aims, like for the last one, according to the European Commission ‘highlight the diversity of cultural wealth in Europe and the ties that bind us as Europeans’ (toutel’europe. Eu, seen on the 4th january 2012). But nowadays, countries and cities bid to host these kind of events with more pragmatic objectives where art, culture and…...
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World Cities
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A world city is a large city that has outstripped its national urban network and has become part of an international global system. They have become powerful nodal points for the multiplicity of linkages, and interconnections that sustain the contemporary world economies, social and political systems. The result is a new world system of cities acting as ‘organising nodes’. In other words, they link regional, national, and international economies into the global economy, and this assists their main role as…...
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Trip to England
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England is a historical country, there are many places of internets there, here are some famous tourism spots. About UK The UK is made up of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, and is one of the 27 member states of the European Union About London London is a cosmopolitan mixture of the Third and First worlds, of chauffeurs and beggars, of the establishment, the avowedly working class and the avant-garde. Unlike comparable European cities, much of…...
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The English Speaking World
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There are numerous differences between the Americans and the British lifestyle. Among the most amazing (bemerkenswert) differences between the Americans and the British culture is the language. Although the language spoken in both nations is the very same, that is English, however both nations have different pronunciations and spellings. The American accent is a lot more various from the British accent. Such distinctions are due to the distinctions in the pronunciation of vowels (Vokale), The American English utilize the 'z'…...
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The Great Fire of London
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The late 1600s were a time of great tragedy and sorrow for the people of the city of London, England, as well as many others throughout Europe (Tinniswood). It was during this time that the Black Plaque took millions of lives and spread, along with disease, a great deal of sadness and financial, emotional and physical loss. Following this terrible event was a massive fire which destroyed much of London in 1666. Throughout history, this would come to be known…...
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London Business School Essay Topic Analysis
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London Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013With the exception of a few minor wording changes, four of London Business School’s essay topics for the 2012-2013 admissions season have remained essentially the same as last year’s prompts. Meanwhile, the school has reintroduced a career goals essay that was last seen on the 2009-2010 application, in addition to completely revamping their sixth essay question. Overall, LBS has maintained its trend of placing a marked emphasis on learning about the specific details of…...
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The Country I Would Like To Visit
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I have heard and read a lot about the beautiful countries in the world. However, the country I would like to visit is Great Britain. My choice is based on the following reasons. Firstly, I have been interested in this country since school years as English was one of the subjects studied at school. The pictures of the old buildings in text-books have inspired me and visiting this country has become somewhat a dream for me. Most of all I'd…...
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Kelo vs. City of New London
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The case of Kelo v. City of New London was originally filed in the Supreme Court of Connecticut. It was based on the government’s right to attain any private property for the purpose of the community’s greater good; called eminent domain in legal language, and the opposition form Susette Kelo, owner of the real property. Kelo based her argument on the Taking Clause of the Fifth Amendment: “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation”, stating…...
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London by William Blake
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Question- Identify a poem that makes a social or political statement. Explain what statement is being made and, with close references to the text, analyse the literary conventions used to convey the statements. Further, explain how this helps you gain a stronger understanding of the poem`s main theme(s). I have chosen the poem London by William Blake; I will explain how Blake is making a social and political statement by addressing the inequality and oppression within the city of London…...
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Transportation in London
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The red London double-decker bus likewise called the Path master is type of a hallmark for London. It belongs of the streets of London. It has been there for lots of years and still is. London's bus network is substantial, with over 6,800 set up services every weekday bring about 6 million passengers on over 700 various routes making it among the most substantial bus systems worldwide and without a doubt the biggest in Europe. The bus system carries more…...
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Suburbanisation in Surbiton
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Surbiton is a small borough in the South-West of London just South of Kingston-Upon-Thames. It has a population of nearly 170,000 people and has been at the centre of suburbanisation for many years now. Much of the growth is form the centre of London Timeline 1830 – Train line between London and Southampton was built which ran near Surbiton. 1837 till 1952 – The population of Surbiton grew from 200 to 2800. 1887 – At this point the population was…...
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Traffic Management and Congestion in London
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Currently, most large cities of the world are experiencing huge problems with traffic jams that have repercussions on financial and ecological aspects of human lives. It was identified by last researches that it takes people 30% of their traveling time to drive through traffic congestions, whilst their cars make almost 75% of total air pollution. The same problems had experienced the London city in the middle of last century. According to report of the Ministry of Transport (1964), new car…...
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Demonstrate Why World Cities Are Powerful Centres of Economic and Cultural Authority, with Reference to a City That You Have Studied
...World cities are connected in an entertainment sense. They host big sporting events, for example, London is holding the 2012 Olympics Games, and this shall be great for London’s tourism and a way to show off their heritage and importance of culture...
Compare the ways in which Wordsworth and Blake present their ideas about the city of London
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