Barry Hines Essays

  • Barry Hines: A Kestrel for a Knave

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    Barry Hines: A Kestrel for a Knave The novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’, by Barry Hines, is set in 1968 in a Northern industrial estate. It is about a boy named Billy Casper who is under pressure at home and struggling in school. The only time when he can get away is when he escapes to the countryside to experience nature in all its glory. The title of the novel is a sort of play-on-words, as in medieval times there was a group of people called knaves who were, like Billy in the novel, the

  • A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

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    A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines For this assignment, I shall be looking at Barry Hines’ novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’. The story focuses on a day in the life of Billy Casper, a fifteen-year-old schoolboy growing up in an environment lacking in many ways. In this assignment I am to look at examples of deprivation in the various areas of Billy Casper’s life. Barry Hines writes about a young boy growing up in the 1960’s. Despite the fact that the Welfare State had been in place for

  • Main Points of Barry Hines' "Kes"

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    Main Points of Barry Hines' "Kes" In this essay, I intend to discuss three main points highlighted in Barry Hines’ play, ‘Kes’. The main theme that I will explore is how Barry Hines viewed teachers in the 1970’s (when the book was first written). Kes brought up the question of whether corporal punishment worked or not. I aim to conclude to whether or not corporal punishment worked. Another aspect of the education system in the 1970’s that I will explore is if pupils from poorer backgrounds

  • Treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

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    Treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines In "A Kestrel for a Knave", Barry Hines tells his realistic story of a boy called Billy. Firstly Billy lives with his mother and brother in their small house in Barnsley. His mother smokes cigarettes all day and asks, "You haven't got a gag on you, have you, love?" and "Do me a favour, love, and run up to t'shop for some fags." By asking if he can go to the shop and buy some cigarettes, obviously is showing that she is a selfish

  • Comparing the Ways in Which Mrs. Casper, Mr. Sugden and Mr. Farthing Treat Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

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    Comparing the Ways in Which Mrs. Casper, Mr. Sugden and Mr. Farthing Treat Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines I am going to compare how these three characters, Mrs. Casper, Mr.Sugden and Mr. Farthing treat Billy, a 14 year old boy, living up north in a rough school and he has quite a hard time. Mrs. Casper, who is Billy's mother, has no time for Billy "Oh stop pestering me! I'm late enough as it is!" She finds her social life and nights out more important than listening to what

  • A Comparison of Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing's Treatment of Billy in Barry Hines' Billy's Last Stand

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    A Comparison of Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing's Treatment of Billy in Barry Hines' Billy's Last Stand In this essay I will attempt to compare the ways in which the three main characters in this story treat Billy, Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing. The book is set in the sixties in a mining village in Yorkshire. First of all I will discuss Billy, he is a young and naive boy, he is about to leave school which is a place he hates. He doesn't get on with most of the teachers and rebels

  • Comparing the Ways in Which Billy Casper and Jane Eyre are Presented as Outsiders

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    opposite. Both characters are individuals and, at times, defiant and outspoken. Yet amongst all these similarities there are many differences; Jane Eyre is a classic novel written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847 and Billy Casper was created by Barry Hines more than a century later, in 1968. Both characters are very much presented as outsiders, so their relationships with other characters, generally, are not of friendship or companionship, rather relationships of association. However there are

  • The Job of a Film Director

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    meaning of the word director is: · The leader of a course of action or actions · A person who leads someone or something In this case I shall be writing about 'Kes' a film by Ken Loach, adapted from the book "a Kestrel for a Knave" by Barry Hines. I shall be showing how Loach brings the book to life; not only tools such as description and what is going on in a person's head but by the behaviour, reaction, and environment. A good example of this is the first scene. It shows the claustrophobic

  • Nat King Cole

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    of Nat. Moving to Chicago was the first step in Nat’s rise to fame, the place where the foundation of a jazz superstar would be built. As a child, Nat dreamed to be a big band leader and soloist in the tradition of his idol, Earl "Fatha" Hines. By twelve years old, Nat was already playing the organ at church, amazing for such a young man only trained by his mother. Later, Nat would be enrolled in formal piano lessons, which only further add to his impressive repertoire. At fifteen years

  • Frank Gehry

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    moved to Canada as he moved from job to job, he met Thelma and they ultimately got married. A good student, Frank went to a Hebrew school and his best subject was math; he even spoke Yiddish (Hines, 1986). In later years, his French schooling would give him an advantage while he worked in Europe (Hines, 1986; Templer, 1999). For seven years, he worked in his grandfather’s hardware store where he began to notice the variety of supplies th... ... middle of paper ... ...tions, Inc. Kandela

  • The Park - Original Writing

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    with their scarves held aloft at a football match while the moor hens begin their everlasting quest for food jerking their heads like small black snakes. The park is prepared for the grueling day ahead. It was 6am and Barry the park keeper's alarm began ringing loudly. Barry yawned and tried to wipe... ... middle of paper ... it is a temperate one. The play park is again extremely empty and free from noise. Even the swing has stopped its lonely, squeaking motion; the roundabout

  • If I Cant Have Her, No One Can

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    362). The only person she cannot make “visibly cower'; (361) is Nelson Barry, Lily’s father. He is the only one that shows any disregard towards the old woman. Old Woman Magoun and Nelson Barry never agree with each other in any way. The old woman has been especially cautious of Barry ever since her daughter died and she had to take care of Lily. After an undesired and unforeseen encounter between the girl and Barry, the old woman is informed that she must hand over the girl. Feeling helpless

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

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    1) Julie, Ray, Helen, and Barry are four close friends, Julie and Ray being a couple and Barry and Helen also being one. Being high school students, they went late one night up to a clearing in the forest to hang out. When driving home, they had been a little drunk and were still kissing, they ran over a ten year old kid, David Gregg, who was riding a bicycle. Ray had been driving. The four kept driving until they reached a telephone, where an anonymous ambulance was called for help for the child

  • Steve And Barrys

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    and downs like every business. Steve and Barry’s is a great company and will be around for a long time. Steve and Barry’s were founded by two guys named Steve Shore and Barry Prevor. They saw that students in college had to pay $40.00 for their schools sweatshirts, and they thought they could do better than that. Steve and Barry recognized that there was a tremendous opportunity and set to work at identifying a solution. The result to all that researching and development was Steve and Barry’s University

  • Dear America When Will This Cruel War Be Over by Barry Denenberg

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    Dear America When Will This Cruel War Be Over by Barry Denenberg Characters Emma Simpson- She is the main character in this story . The whole concept of the book is about her diary . In her diary she talks about the stress and anxiety the war has brought upon her family .Emma to me is a static character. She still to me doesn't mature as much as she says she has. She complains a lot .If she really matured she would have handled things like her Aunt Caroline. Aunt Caroline-She is one important

  • How Being in Love can Change People

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    “How Being in Love can Change People” In the three marvelous works, Matchstick Men, Punch-Drunk Love, and “Mama Day”, people are all changed greatly, and for the better by romantic or father/child love. How everyone knows that there is no one on Earth who is perfect, yet when there is love, we come so close to it. Within these three works of art, one can analyze how there is actual change through people when there is love present. Cocoa states in Gloria Naylor’s “Mama Day”, “When I had come to New

  • Photography: Lewis Hine

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    For some, a picture is just a beautiful work of art, but for Lewis Hine photography was a way to communicate a message to the world. When Hine was taught the photographic process, it was still being established. This being said, photojournalism was also just evolving as a method to visually communicate information. In an effort to better his photography skills, Hine began to photograph the immigrants of Ellis Island. He was very adamant about social reform and reflected this in his work. Lewis Hine’s

  • Alan Alexander Milne ( A. A. Milne)

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    A. A. was born as the youngest son to Sarah Marie and John Van Milne. (Collier, Nakamura 1685) A. A. and his two older brothers Davis Barrett (Barry) and Kenneth John (Ken) grew up in the Henley House. This was a school for boys that his father ran. (WWW) As Milne grew up, he and his brother Ken became very close although he showed no affection for Barry. This is how things stayed for the rest of their lives. (WWW) Alan Alexander once said he and Ken shared “ ‘Equally all belief, all knowledge, all

  • Jennifer Government by Max Barry

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    blended together. Each successive chapter is told from the view from a different character; each chapter holds a different plot twist that keeps the reader guessing from one paragraph to the next; each chapter delves into sense of human emotion. Max Barry focuses strongly on the use of political satire plot of his story while using a unique style of third person limited point of view to bring about a story of deceit, and scandal. Within the first few chapter of Jennifer Government, the reader will

  • industrial revolution shit

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    "Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney." History Channel. History Channel, n.d. Web. 9 Apr 2014. "The Charles Goodyear Story." Goodyear Corporate. Goodyear, n.d. Web. 9 Apr 2014. Primary Sources: Hine, Lewis. Child Labor in the Canning Industry of Maryland. Freedman, Russell, and Lewis Wickes Hine. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor. New York: Clarion, 1994. Print. (both primary and secondary)