Sebastian Faulks

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  • Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong

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    In Sebastian Faulks' novel Birdsong there are a number of friendships that are affected by the war. Faulks presents these relationships in a way that allows the reader to explore how much they are affected by the war. Are these friendships a way for the men to cling to some sort of human connection in the midst of something so horrible that they become 'indifferent to death’? Faulks chooses to focus on the very different relationships between Stephen Wraysford with both Michael Weir and Jack Firebrace

  • Birdsong and Journey's End

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    Compare the ways Sherriff presents the main character of Stanhope in Journey’s End with Faulks’ presentation of Stephen in Birdsong Both “Journey’s End” by R.C. Sherriff and “Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulks portray their main characters of Stanhope and Stephen in several different ways. These include their ability as a leader, the way that they are introduced, how they are affected by the war and their troubled relationships with women. The contrast between the different forms of literature and the

  • Birdsong Essay

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    From Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Jack Firebrace. An honest Tommy. The Novel Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks is a story of various parts of one mans life, Stephen Wraysford. The first par of the book is a love story, when Stephen Wraysford is living and working in Northern France. The main text of the book is when Stephen Wraysford returns to Northern France again, this time as an officer in the British Army, during the First World War. This is the section in which Jack Firebrace features. The final

  • The, Regeneration And The Poetry Of Wilfred Owen

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    The Conflict Theory which has been suggested by Karl Marx emphasizes the role of coercion and power producing social order. It suggests that there is inequality existing as there is great attention paid to class, sexuality and gender as they are seen as the foundation to the most dominate and enduring conflicts in society. This is presented through texts ‘Birdsong’, Regeneration and the poetry of Wilfred Owen. These texts explore and capture the conflict of WW1 as well as the aftermath and the

  • Compare Wilfred Owen And Sebastian Faulks

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    useless. Children and adults alike treated like vermin by the Germans. These vexing images communicate the horrible impacts war has on different groups of people which both Wilfred Owen and Sebastian Faulks effectively bring about. Using juxtaposing ideas, strong imagery and a compelling diction, Owen and Faulks depict the dreadful aftermaths of war on individuals in ‘Disabled’ and ‘The Last Night’. In the thick of World War 1, millions of people are being slain and amongst the lucky ones who were

  • Comparing The Last Night By Sebastian Faulks And ' Refugee Blues '

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    Compare the ways in which Sebastian Faulks and WH Auden present the suffering of the Jews The texts ‘The Last Night’ by Sebastian Faulks and ‘Refugee Blues’ by W.H. Auden are similar in a sense that they both describes the suffering and alienation of the Jews at the time of World War Two. However, they are not identical as ‘The Last Night’ is an extract from Sebastian Faulk’s book describing the suffering of the French Jew 's journey before they were deported to a concentration camp whereas ‘Refugee

  • Human Nature in Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    Human Nature in Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and Arthur Miller's The Crucible Both The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, and the novel, Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks, are pieces of literature based around historical events. Miller's play is set during the Salem Witch trials of 1692 and Birdsong concentrates primarily on characters involved in the First World War which took place from 1914 to 1918. Both of these periods in history are examples of times when human beings have displayed

  • Write About the Significance of Descriptive Language as It Is Used by Sebastian Faulks in Birdsong

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human
suffering
and
degradation,
and
I
think
that
Faulks
uses
them
to
 shock,
and
also
to
tell
part
of
the
story
that
could
only
be
achieved
in
this
way.
I
 think
that
it
allows
the
reader
to
create
imagery
whilst
reading,
and
I
feel
that
in
 the
case
of
characters,
such
as
the
creating
of
the
character
of
Elizabeth,
it
 enforces
an
opinion
and
emotion
on
that
character.
However,
in
the
case
of
the
 introduction
of
Stephen,
I
feel
that
it
is
not
what
Faulks
includes,
but
what
he
 does
not
inclu

  • Compare and Contrast the Ways in Which the Theme of Isolation Is Presented and Explored by Sebastian Faulks and T.S Eliot in ‘Engleby’ and ‘Selected Poems’.

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    Compare and contrast the ways in which the theme of isolation is presented and explored by Sebastian Faulks and T.S Eliot in ‘Engleby’ and ‘Selected Poems’. Throughout both ‘Engleby’ and ‘Selected Poems’ there is a prevailing sense of ‘apprehension of the tenuousness of human existence’ which is evident in the protagonists’ confining inability to communicate with the world around them, as seen in Prufrock’s agonised call, ‘so how should I presume?’. ‘The Wasteland’ was written by Eliot to ‘address

  • Compare How Each Writer Makes You Feel Sympathy for the Main Characters in Each Text: ‘Out, Out –’ by Robert Frost and the Last Night by Sebastian Faulks

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    the ‘homely thudding of a Parisian bus’ is the sound that threatens the Jews waiting to be taken to a concentration camp. This makes the reader feel pity for the Jews because they will never hear the ‘familiar sound’ of the engine’s noise again. Faulks includes many descriptions of what the Jews are doing; he makes it clear how it is going to be their last time. In the beginning of the story, when the Jews are writing their ‘final message’, we are told how they are writing with ‘sobbing passion’

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