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  • Essay on A Comparison between Billy Liar and Shirley Valentine

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    A Comparison between Billy Liar and Shirley Valentine I have just been studying Billy Liar and performing it as part of my mock scripted drama GCSE, and have been asked to compare this theatre script to the film script of Shirley Valentine. I have already given the first difference between these two scripts; one is a theatre script and the other is designed specifically for the big screen. Billy Liar was originally a novel written by Keith Waterhouse, who with the help of Willis Hall made

  • Book Comparison: Summary

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    voodoo Daddy, Valentine, who's still lurking around searching for ways to wreak havoc. Elsewhere in Manhattan, Jace, Alec, and Isabelle are blowing off steam by blowing the limbs off demons. They return home, to the Institute, and learn that their mother, Maryse, has returned from Alicante, where she was during the whole first book. She's mad at Jace, and she didn't even bring them any presents. Not even a lousy snow globe. Maryse tells Jace that she believes he's been working for Valentine this whole

  • Willy Russell's Use of Devices to Invite the Audience to Sympathize with Shirley in the Screenplay Shirley Valentine

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    Shirley Valentine, a story about a middle-aged house-wife whose life couldn’t be more mundane; she has no one but the wall to talk to. Shirley Valentine, written by Willy Russell, is one of his most famous screenplays. This essay will look at how Russell invites the audience to sympathise with Shirley through his use of language, ideas and themes, the effects of dramatic devices and characters in the play. Russell uses characters and their actions to invite us to feel sympathy for Shirley. The

  • A Retrieved Reformation Short Story

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    Change O. Henry’s short story, “A Retrieved Reformation,” shows a man’s journey through rehabilitation. In the story, Jimmy Valentine is in jail for robbery. Then is allowed to leave in hope he has finally learned from his past mistakes and will stop robbing people to get what he desires. When Jimmy leaves, he robs many more banks but does not get caught. Jimmy then goes to a small town so the cops won’t be able to find him, and the town has a train station for him to make a quick getaway. When Jimmy

  • Ender Vs Valentine

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    Ender’s Game Compare and Contrast Essay All of the following characters have a huge impact on the book Ender’s Game: Ender/Andrew, Valentine, Peter, and Bean. Ender is the main character who is clever,sensitive, belligerent, and hegemonic. Whereas Valentine is clever sensitive, and hegemonic. She is definitely not belligerent. Unlike Valentine, Bean, as well as Peter, can be very belligerent, especially Peter. Although Bean is not very hegemonic. Peter is not the sensitive type, he would much rather

  • The Ultimate Change In The Ultimate Change

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    Ultimate Change O. Henry’s short story, “A Retrieved Reformation,” shows a man’s journey through rehabilitation. In the story, Jimmy Valentine is in jail for robbery. He is then allowed to leave in hope he has finally learned from his past mistakes, and will stop robbing people to get what he desires. When Jimmy leaves, he robs many more banks, but does not get caught. Jimmy then goes to a small town so the cops will not be able to find him, and the town has a train station for him to make a quick

  • Analysis Of ' The Enormous Radio ' And Rouge '

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    had come true. The story ends with the couple making up, and Irene being promised a new, proper radio. Additionally, Rouge is about a model, Valentine, who runs over a dog, and meets its’ eccentric owner after it runs away while the two are on a walk. The man, Kern, offers Valentine the dog, as he decides he doesn’t want it anymore. After some debate, Valentine leaves with the dog but is told to return it by her controlling boyfriend. When she

  • Ender Third Quotes

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    Chapter One “Third” Chapter Summary In chapter one the main character Ender is introduced to us, he is what people call a Third. His real name is Andrew but as a nickname he calls himself Ender. In this chapter Ender gets his monitor taken off from the back of his neck. His monitor is one thing that makes Ender feel safe. Peter is his brother is also introduced to us. Ender knows Peter is dangerous. He knows how mad and dangerous Peter can get. Ender explained their relationship he says they are

  • Narrative Essay: In The Kingdom Of Anastasias

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    he was going to have a party Valentine was walking by and her step sister Alexandra Lynn trip her which caused her to fall and drop all her books. the prince Maximilian saw and felt bad so he helped her. after he got all her books for her they both looked into each other's eyes. Maximilian stood up and said “ hi I'm Maximilian, you can call me max for short”. Valentine got up and said,“ h...hi I'm Valentine” Maximilian then said “ you have a very beautiful

  • Analysis Of The Book ' The Lottery '

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    Even if there is an urge for change, it will likely be suppressed and seen as an act of rebellion as most people follow tradition simply because “that’s just how it is”, and never seem to question why. Suzanne Collin’s novel The Hunger Games and Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” best illustrate this point by showing how a violent annual tradition affects a society and its innocent people. The Hunger Games has such uncanny similarities to “The Lottery” that it almost seems as if Collins

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