May 17 2016

comparison essay

question: compare how two of the poems we have studied are related to the theme of power?

In the poems ‘remains’ and ‘war photographer’ there are different powers shown, but as well as there are different there are also similar. In the poem ‘remains’ there are there is power of memory and guilt from when he killed the man. In ‘war photographer’  there are power of fear and memory from when he is looking at the photos of war. In this essay I will talk about the types powers that the protagonist show.

In ‘remains’ there are different powers shown through out the essay one of them is shown through this quote: “he is here in  my head when I close my eyes” in this quote the power of memory is shown because each time he closes his eyes he relives the moment from when he shot the man reminding him of what he’s done. The meaning of “when I close my eyes” is also he has to keep his eyes open as much as possible so he may not be able to sleep during the night which could affect his job. Another quote to show this is: “I walk right over it week after week” this signifies that he is constantly reminded because each time he passes the silhouette of the crime scene he is given a flash back over it which makes it torment him and he has to without him making a choice. In the quote the parts saying “week after week” is the technique of repetition this is to show that the memory of killing the man is always being played in his mind.

For where “remains” the power of memory is shown in memory of killing a man and walking over where he died every week “war photographer” shows memory in the pictures of which he had taken during the war and has to always look at them while he has to go through the process of making them. The quote: “he remembers the cries of this mans wife” shows where he is reminded from the picture what was happening for that small moment where he hears the mans wife was screaming while he was taking the picture of the man being shot. An extension before the quote it says “A strangers features faintly start to twist before his eyes a half-formed ghost” This has two meanings because one meaning is when he is removing the indicator from the picture and another meaning is that looking at the picture and the ghost of the man in re picture is coming back to haunt him. Another point where the poem shows power of memory is when he says: “a hundred agonies in black and white” this shows he is constantly reminded because he has to look at the picture of people suffering knowing that it’s wrong and remember the way they looked at him but isn’t a choice because he needs the pictures to be prepared.

in “remains” there is also a power of authority because in it it mentions the quote “so all three of us open fir three of a kind all letting fly” this shows they have the authority to carry weapons and are able to shoot and for them its OK that they do it but then he is realising that he shouldn’t have the power because it giving him the remembrance of him killing the man just by looking at the gun.

In war photographer it has many different powers but it doesn’t have the power of authority as it does in “remains” but it does have a power of fear from the quote: “solutions slops in trays beneath his hands which did not tremble though now seem to now” this show that he is afraid of the pictures because the pictures might come out and bring him into the picture to make him feel how they felt when he was taking the picture of the moment so then he is starting to shake.

Both poems have their own definitions of power but they both have a few ideas that have the same meaning. For example it has same amount meaning of power because they both have a power of memory but they have different powers like in “remains” there is power of authority and in war photographer there is power of fear. But in my opinion the poem which was more effective was “war photographer” because it has more meaning and it gives a better clue of power and it gives more different powers than in “remains”

May 6 2016

War photographer Story

(The feeling of a bombing)

The air starts to feel more pressure your feel like your being crushed, you try as hard to collect your thoughts together but the keep on slipping out you freeze and then suddenly your mind goes blank and all your thoughts dissappear and all you feel is the pain spread through out your body you have no sense of hearing and no feeling but pain and the sight of death around you bodies of friends since childhood now having an arm or leg missing. Other people blowing out realising how their families will not know how the man died. That’s when you feel a rush of adrenaline giving you the strength to move but before that you collect your thoughts looking around for a good position for cover hoping nothing will happen to you and you family will be able to see you when you get back and that’s what’s gives you the determination for you to carry on.

(coming back after)

After coming back seeing my family I try feel relieved but all I feel is the same calmness I felt through the war all my senses are stronger I’m able to smell the cereal from my son breath that he had for breakfast. From constantly looking through the camera my sight have sharpened and I can see further than I could ever before. I am able to hear the men talking to the families telling them they’ll watch a film together, each time I go to hold my two year old my hands shake thinking that he’s so delicate that if try to hold him I’ll crush him so I leave him to be held by his mother. Each time I see my oldest child I remember the children running while I took pictures of the war. Now each time  my son goes to get my briefcase I’m frightened that he gets curious and looks in it and sees all the pictures and asks about them. I keep them just to remember what I have to go through to make sure my family has food

Apr 12 2016

Blood brothers summary

Mr and Mrs Lyons discuss about  Mrs Johnstone not doing her job as properly and then she fires her then it fast forwards some years and then Mickey talk to his mum about playing in the upper class area and she complains them Edward comes and talks with Mickey and they become blood brothers

Mar 24 2016

Summary of arundhati Roy #1

In this extract from a non-fiction text Arundati Roy talks about it being ironic that even though Mumbai is a country with slums there are still people with money to make a building that cost $2 million with: twenty-seven  floors, three helipads, nine lifts, hanging gardens, ballrooms, weather rooms, gymnasiums, six floors for parking and jobs for six hundred people. It also shows that trickle down doesn’t work because the hundred riches people in India own a quarter of Indias GDP.


Mar 15 2016

Presenting london

Moses experience isn’t similar to the lyrics because in the song says that London is this great place where everyone goes and all people are good. But in the story Moses speaks of London as a place where there isn’t any kindness.


option 3:

find exampes of:

• personification


“a fog sleeping restlessly over the city”


“finding out what happening in Trinidad, in Grenada, in Barbados, in Jamaica and Antigua”

Mar 14 2016

Narrative voice

“One grim winter evening, when it had a kind of unrealness about London, with a fog sleeping restlessly over the city and the lights showing in the blur as if it was not London at all but some strange place on another planet, I hopped on the 46 bus at the corner of Chepstow road and Westbourne grove to go to meet a fella who was coming from Trinidad on the boat train.”


Through the use of non-standard eniglish both the reader and the character have a similar feeling of homesickness. This can be see when the writer uses non-standard English, different tenses and its in 3rd person. Non-standard English is show here in this quote: “But he get a letter From a friend in Trinidad who say This fella me is coming by the SS Hildebrand”. This is shown by how he’s mentioning getting a letter from a friend but can’t pronounce it properly which when you meet someone who can’t speak proper English you feel passive towards them for not being able to speak it properly


Mar 4 2016

why is there is there so much economic inequality ?

“Economic inequality is the number one factor affecting humanity’s progress”

the statement is telling the truth because economic inequality is always happening. The reason this is true is because when people are wealthy they have the right with getting better education rather than a person living on a normal wage cause if you get better education it means you have better understanding about the job so it gives them more of a chance to get the job so that they earn more money. That leaves the other person competing for the job still looking for a job and it shows the saying “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”.

This inequality also makes crime seem like a route to take because if people cant find a job and they have a family to feed they would do anything to feed them so the only way out is to rob a bank or a place that earns and equal amount of money to the bank.

Another problem of economic inequality is that it leads to resentment cause if a person earns more than the rest of the people in his neighbourhood they would start to talk behind the slightly wealthier persons back and they’ll eventually start to hate them.

resentment and hate leads to conflict and then leads to rivalries between people which cans cause community crime and vandalism of personal property and cause people to either commit murder, frame or scam the other people and especially people are richer.

Another reason economic inequality is a negative thing is that it leads to stereotypes because normally in a country the people that earn more money than the rest are foreign and that annoys the people of the country eventually leading to conflicts and on top of that it will also lead to racial inequality and social resentment over peoples races.

Feb 8 2016

How is Mumbai presented through the perspectives of Abdul, Asha and Sunil?

This essay will be about different perspectives of Mumbai through three protagonis. They are: Abdul, Asha and Sunil. The three of these characters live in a large slum which is next to the international airport of Mumbai called Annawadi. They all have different perspectives of Annawadi, from negative to positive. Asha is seen as an unofficial slumlord by the government and police force. Abdul is the manager of scavengers who look for scraps of metal, which sell it to him and then sells it to bigger company for more profit. And there is Sunil who one of the lowest of all the social ladder and is one of the scavengers who sells his scraps to Abdul for rupees. In this essay I will tell you how Katherine boo presents the perspectives of these three characters and the techniques she uses.

The first time we’re formally introduced to Abdul is when he wakes up without whining. Before that we’re introduced to him when he has to run from the police for being accused of setting the “one leg” on fire and hides in the rubbish. Abdul’s view of Annawadi is that he dislikes it but he doesn’t hate it. This can be seen in tgis quote: “besides, this was the gentle going hour which he hated Annawadi the least.” This signifies that Abdul has and equal perspective  of Annawadi which seem to make him secluded to his own thought, but in his thought he would like to move out of the slum but he knows he can’t yet. This  means that he will have to carry on suffering in the slums with loss to be able to move out of the slums and life a more sufficient life. Abdul knows he has to move out as quick as possible because he know that the government are trying to take it out. It is illustrated inis quote: “Annawadi sat two hundred yards off the the sahar airport road a stretch where new India and old India collided.” It is notable that this means that the richer part of India is developing but the poor parts of India (slums) is holding it back so they have to find a way to develop it as well or have to find a way to remove them because they see them as a sign of shame and they want it there so there will only be positive.

Asha is also known as the slum lord of Annawadi is a type of person who see’s everything as a business opportunity. Since Asha is named slumlord by the government and police force, she has to listen to them so that she can keep her status. One thing Asha and the government have in common is that they think Annawadi is a pile of shame: “Mumbai was a place of festering, grievance and ambient envy” this resembles the quote from Abdul where he mentions “new India” and “old India” collide and makes it notable that she wasn’t raised in Annawadi and was raised in a more sophisticated environment , and she wants Annawadi to change to her preferences, which is the same views as the government. Another reason she wants Annawadi to develop is because wealthy people blame slum dwellers for hold them back: “wealthy citizens accused the slum dwellers of making the city filthy and unlivable.” This means that slum dwellers are the cause of India not developing and making it a place of animal where people are  unable to live. This means that if the slum dwellers carry on how they are then then Mumbai will be a place where only the poor can live in and the rich will be cast out.

 Sunil is a child who isn’t a orphan but was raised in an orphanage  eventually he is kicked out of the orphanage and as he has a sister she doesn’t want to be without him so they go together  to live with their father who is broke: “their father still rented a hit on annawadi’s stenchiest lane.”  This means that Sunil has to work in the place where his father lives so he can afford to pay rent for the house. Another thing is he does a job where he steals a huge amount of iron instead of look for pieces of scraps and he eventually realises that there is more than stealing the iron: ” he could only conclude that workings behind kalu’s night jobs where beyond s twelve year olds ability to grasp”  this means that even when Sunil works he won’t understand what happens to make the job possible and what a it for.

In conclusion the reason that the three of these people have different perspectives is because even though they live in the same slum they all earn money to a different amount and are raised differently to each other. Sunil even though he is raised to find scraps to sell he thinks it’ll be better to steal because he earns more which leaves him with cash so he can spend for himself without worrying about buying food or paying for the rent of the hut. Asha even though she is a unofficial slumlord she earns more than anyone, but as she was not raised in the slum but with her family who had a good amount of money she wants more to spend it for herself. Abdul even though he earns more money than most slum dwellers he was raised in the slum and he is used to the way he live but all he wants to do is earn enough money to move out of the slum.

Nov 23 2015

Incident of the letter (summary)

  • Mr Utterson goes to Dr Jekyll’s house to discuss about the letter.

“Carew was my client, but so are you, and I want to know what I am doing. You have not been mad enough to hide thus fellow.”

  • Dr Jekyll mentions about a letter e received.

“I have recieved a letter and I am at loss whether I should show it to the police.”

  • Mr Utteson ask Poole if a letter was left.

“”Was there a letter handed in today:what was the messenger like?” But Poole was positive nothing had come except by post”

  • Guest studied the letter that was given to Mr Utterson by Dr Jekyll.

“guest’s eyes brightened, and he sat down and studied it with passion”

Nov 10 2015

The Carew murder case

  • A maid sees Sir Danvers Carew and Mr Hyde. Mr Hyde shows his heavy cane and gets angry.
  • Mr Hyde attacks and kills Mr Hyde ant the maid calls the police. Mr Utterson is told that Mr Hyde is the one who killed Carew and shivers.
  • Mr Utterson and the officer got to Mr Hyde’s house and a woman opens the door saying Mr Hyde isn’t in. She say he had been in that night very late and was away less than an hour.
  • The house is furnished with luxury and good taste. They find several thousand pounds in Mr Hydes bank account.

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