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  • E. M. Forster

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    		Many aspects of writing catch a reader's attention and keep one interested in a book. E. M. Forster put many of these aspects in his books making them well written and quite interesting. He combined great characters, a decent story line, and his prolific knowledge of writing to make his books readable and enjoyable. 		E. M. Forster was born on January 1, 1879, in London, England. After an education at Tonbridge School and King's College, Cambridge, he spent a year traveling in Europe

  • Compare and Contrast the Poetry of James Berry and John Betjeman, with

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    Compare and Contrast the Poetry of James Berry and John Betjeman, with particular reference to the Cultural Differences. Refer to at Least two Poems by each Poet James Berry's poems are written from the perspective of a lady named Lucy. Lucy moved to England because she had heard the streets were practically paved with gold there. She writes letters to her friend Leela in the form of poems. Lucy regrets her move to England in a lot of ways and finds it gloomy and cold. She misses Jamaica

  • How Different Attitudes and Perceptions Are Shown Between Generations in the Play An Inspector Calls

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    Inspector Calls'. Priestly uses character manipulation to highlight the conflicting opinions, morals and social standards between the two generations. He uses their emotions to unravel their attitudes towards their positions in society, and roles in Edwardian society, through the death of someone they all allegedly knew and whose life they affected negatively. Arthur Birling has money and status and although he has worked for them: his social standards, expectations and opinions of himself and

  • New Liberalism

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    New Liberalism to share some similarities, but then perhaps that is why it is called old and new liberalism, rather than liberalism and socialism. New liberalism was an update of old liberalism, making it acceptable to the new generation of Edwardians and building upon the changing public perception of moral acceptance as well as responding to political pressure. The scale of which the liberals embraced it with their reforms was indeed radical for the time, but was an extension of experiments

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly

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    of middle class women; the last is a wealthy, middle class homemaker, who believes in traditional values. Each of the three characters represents the structure of society at that time. Eva Smith (Daisy Renton) represents the victims of Edwardian society, because she is not wealthy or well off, like Sheila and Mrs. Birling. Instead, she is a normal working class girl, who is fired and whilst she is out of work, she becomes pregnant, by the Birlings. She manages to go on until she feels

  • Classism and Responsibility for Others in‘An Inspector Calls’

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    The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written by J.B Priestley in 1945, during World War Two. The author of the play, J.B Priestley conveys his concerns about the Edwardian society through the play. His main concerns were that the higher classed families were ignorant towards the poor people and they did not care for the society. J.B Priestley was also concerned about the way people were treating each other, especially the way upper classed people exploited and degraded working classes to benefit themselves

  • Youth Culture Essay

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    This was done through music, dress sense, language and behaviour. The Teddy Bear Boys were the first explicit youth subculture, consisting of working class urban men who wore Edwardian-style jacket, waistcoat, drainpipe trousers and crepe-soled shoes. Their dress sense influenced by Dandies from the Edwardian period . Youth culture had a snowball effect on the post-war teenagers, drastically increasing in numbers and new formations of subcultures merging. It provoked a rather negative response

  • The Impact of the War on Women

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    28th July 1914 was the day the world changed. The day World War One began. Above all, it was the day women’s lives began to change. Every war is a pivotal step for men to fight for their country. This war known as the Great War was a crucial time for women as well. In a male-dominated society, women were perceived as helpless, incapable human beings. They were perceived as housewives and children tenders. In a society where employment opportunities were available, men were on the board. When the

  • Socialism And Capitalism In 'An Inspector Calls'

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    ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written by J. B. Priestley in 1946 (after the Second World War), set in 1912 at the Birling family home, an affluent family in Brumley. Conflict is immediately introduced as a key theme and I will be exploring the conflict of: Socialism versus Capitalism (responsibility). In 1946, Britain was not in the best state, after two heavy conflicts (WWI and WWII), many towns had suffered damage during the Blitz. The political situation was about to change massively with a Labour

  • Welsh People Possessed a Sense Common Heritage

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    because the ‘Wales’ that he sought to build was his personal dynastic and political goal of the nation, and was not a goal held nor supported by many of his immediate contemporaries, including his brother . Similarly, Davies’s interpretation of the Edwardian conquest of Wales has not been accepted wholesale, Antony Carr rejects Davies’s notion that Edward’s conquest was a “national disaster” and reminds us that "for most people the new regime meant little change and the traditional leaders of the community