Characterisation

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  • Character Analysis Of Rules Of The Game By Amy Tan

    We have studied three short stories during this week. All three stories had one common factor of strong and impressive characters, and the character traits explained in the notes are well used and applied differently in each story. The story of “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan is about a Chess prodigy who lived on Waverly Place in the Chinatown of San Francisco. Waverly Jong, is the major character in this story, she is the protagonist who self learned chess at a young age. Like the story tells, the six year old girl has a complex personality, which makes her a round character. While she portrays as a contradictory person in the story, and the resolving of conflict, on the other hand, she is also a dynamic character who changes over time. For instance, her misunderstanding to her mother’s scarifies, but at the end, she realizes all. Waverly Jone is also has an indirect characterization, the way she consider things drives us to think and draw conclusions about her traits. She judges and talks about other characters in the story. From her action, we are able to know about her hard working on self learning chess, and her curiosity of learning chess. Also not to forget, Waverly is also a girl who could not understand her mother’s words, she infers about what her mother says, and her rebellious which directs her running away. The development of Waverly’s characterization connects the story up into a whole, and leads us to dig more about the character while we read about her. In…

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  • Soil Characterisation Essay

    A detailed description of soil locations, textures and physio-chemical properties can be found in Sections 2.3.1(page 41) and 3.3.1(page 56). We selected four types of soils out of seven types of soils, namely MGA, KBA, TAA and DUA. Key soil characterisation of these four soils is summarised in Table 4.2. The reason why these four types of soils were chosen for this chapter was that they had distinct soil parameters in terms of total organic carbon (TOC), Fe oxide, Al oxide, pH which have been…

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  • What Is The Indirect Characterisation Of Mrs. Mallard's Death

    Chopin’s portrayal dissects human emotion, and more specifically Mrs. Mallard’s initial struggle with her husband’s death, and emotion that follows afterwards. Delving into the complexity of human psyche, Chopin constructs a world out of subtle imagery and raw emotion. By examining the story’s imagery and Mrs. Mallard’s personal reaction to the news of her husband’s death, we argue that Chopin uses an indirect characterisation of Mrs. Mallard to explain her feelings towards her husband’s death.…

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  • Dangers Of Characterisation In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a novel which tells the story about how one man turns a power structured psychiatric hospital upside down with his anti-conformist ways. Kesey explores the dangers of conformity through his use of characterization. Aspects of characterisation are used to reflect the author’s views on social norms and how conformity can leave damaging effects on individuals. Kesey explores the effects repression and reflects his ideas on the natural world by…

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  • Significance Of Corruption Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

    generation. The decline of the American Dream is portrayed by Fitzgerald through his characterisation of the superficial personalities in the novel. This shallow nature of the upper class reflects the importance of having dreams. Moreover, these characters’ selfishness is portrayed to display their manipulation of the lower class’ hope in achieving their dreams. Nevertheless, the author also uses characterisation to criticise the immoral pursuit of dreams by examining the characters’ pursuit of…

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  • Retributive Justice In Ankhila By Saville

    Characterisation and language features concerning the values of retributive justice, power, and integrity are used by Saville in Felony (2014) to comment on the idea of telling truths and issues of self-reproach and social justice. Carl and Julie’s differing truths on guilt and punishment, as articulated through their depiction and verbal expression, are placed in opposition to the value of retributive justice by Saville. The characterisation of Ankhila as marginalised and her dialogue with Jim…

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  • Cormac Mccarthy Elements Of The Road

    ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy, effectively communicates McCarthy’s values and beliefs to position the audience to accept his views on survival, he does this through biographical context, characterisation, symbolism, style and structure. McCarthy’s novel is clearly influenced by biographical context which includes his relationship with his son and the fact that he spent lots of time at the Santa Fe institute in New Mexico where world scientists and thinkers study the complex systems of the…

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  • Juxtaposition In Crocodile Dundee

    Crocodile Dundee and Paul Hogan's commercial utilise dialect, props and characterisation to add to mistaken and deluding thoughts regarding Australia. Dialect is utilised to express the solid Australian inflection and the familiarity of Australians through slang. The utilisation of props helps to create the notorious picture of Australian ways of life, for example, a great bushman in a disconnected town in the outback, or everyone cherishes the shoreline and knows how to surf. Characterisation…

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  • Comparing Romeo And Juliet 'And Moulin Rouge'

    Ayden van As Grade 12.1 Film Study Research Essay: Investigation into the use of costume design to represent characterisation in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge. The use of costume design is a key element that is present in both Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge. In both films, it is used to represent characterisation. The element of costume design symbolising the characterisation in both films will be discussed. Sequences 6 (where Mercutio speaks to the Montague boys outside…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Honor In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez manipulates the characterisation of lovers in the novella Chronicle Of A Death Foretold to depict the motif and thematic message that honor was important in Colombian culture but should not supercede the value of human life with symbolism, hyperboles, and magical realism. In the novella, Marquez carries a strong message through the characterisation of Bayardo San Roman and Angela Vicario. Marquez leads the way to the thematic message and motif of honor through the…

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