Farthing Essays

  • The Dangers of Marijuana

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    and euphorant properties, and its fibers, to make hemp cloth and paper. Medicinally, between 1850 and 1942, it was prescribed in the United States Pharmacopeia as a remedy for a variety of ailments including gout, tetanus, depression, and cramps (Farthing 1992). Today, it is used for reducing intraocular pressure due to glaucoma, as an antiemetic to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy, and as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients. Recreationally, it is the most widely used illicit drug,

  • History Of Bikes

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    came a bike called a penny- Farthing. It consisted of a huge front wheel, 1.5 meters tall, and a very small back wheel. The advantage of this model was that it could travel a greater distance with a single turn of the pedals. But because it the wheels were so tall, the bicycle was unstable and many people wouldn’t try it. In 1885, J. K. Starley, an English bicycle manufacturer, producted the first commercially successful bicycle. It was much lower than the penny-Farthing with two wheels of the equal

  • A New Species of Whale

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    are reaching extinction has been rising. So although there is much to be found and much that has been found about not only the new species of the baleen whale, but also the other two species that have risen to the surface, it was not done without farthing along the extinction process of another species. The scientists claim that the research necessary to compile all the facts regarding the new species of whale did not start until a ninth whale was accidentally killed. However, there were eight

  • Farthing Ale Creative Writing

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    the precious Totem in one arm, wrapped in that pretencious silk cloth, my other arm flexing, a storm of spasms comes and goes every time the grooved wheels run over a stone. As far I remember since that only bowl of warm rabbit-stew and pint of Farthing Ale there was an endless alternating pattern of views that wheeled overhead: forest canopy, sky and water dripping from the mossy growth along the sides of the cliff. Dangerous cliff roads. Along that bright afternoon, I conjectured that those

  • Tension In The Red Room and Farthing House

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    In The Ghost Stories The Red Room, And Farthing House. The two stories I am going to be comparing are 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells and 'Farthing House by Susan Hill. Both 'The Red Room', and 'Farthing House', are typical horror stories in a way in which blood, guts and gore do not come into. The stories were written almost 100 years apart. Despite the 100-year gap there are still many similarities. 'The Red Room' was written in 1896, whereas 'Farthing House' was written in 1992/93. Therefore

  • Comparison of The Red Room and Farthing House

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    Comparison of The Red Room and Farthing House 'The Red Room' and 'Farthing House' are both ghost stories and fit into the Gothic mysteries. Red Room and Farthing House are written by different authors, at different times. Farthing House was written in the 20th centaury and uses more modern language. Red Room was written in the 19th centaury when it was the fashion of Gothic stories. Red Room

  • Comparison of Two Short Stories: the Red Room and Farthing House

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    Comparison of Two Short Stories: the Red Room and Farthing House I have been asked to compare two short stories for my English coursework. These two stories are called "The Red room" and "Farthing House". These stories are considerably different, partly because of the respective eras during which they were written. "Farthing House" was written by a female author, Susan Hill in 1992, while "The Red Room" was written by the famous H G Wells in the late 19th Century. There is almost a century

  • The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Farthing House by Susan Hill

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    The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Farthing House by Susan Hill I am going to be comparing two short stories; The withered arm by Thomas Hardy, which was written before 1900 and Farthing house by Susan Hill which was written more recently. The themes in each of the two stories are quite similar. They are both based around women, their needs and their wants and illegitimate children. Both stories have obvious similarities especially with the types of women in the story. 'The withered

  • Compare H.G. Wells' The Red Room and Farthing House by Susan Hill

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    Wells' The Red Room and Farthing House by Susan Hill "There was no mistake about it. The flame vanished, as if the wick had been suddenly nipped between a finger and thumb, leaving the wick neither glowing or smoking, but black." Ghost stories use dark and fear of it as a key element, and most occurrences happen in the night, and/or in the dark. The aim of this essay is to compare and contrast the two short stories - The Red Room by H.G. Wells and Farthing House by Susan Hill. The Red

  • 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

  • An Essay to Show How Billy Is Treated in A Kestrel for a Knave

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    essay I will be looking into the treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave, the emotions surrounding them and comparing and contrasting the differences between how three characters treat Billy, those three characters are Billy’s Mother, Jud, and Mr Farthing. The novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, is about a young boy who doesn’t fit in much, he doesn’t have a farther and gets picked on at school, to top it all off he has a terrible home life with his brother Jud bullying him and his mum going off every night

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

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    class guard the doors of the showers so he couldn't get out. In conclusion, it is obvious that each character reported, treats Billy in a different way. All characters except Mr Farthing, but especially Mr Sugden either physically bullies Billy, or severely threatens to bully Billy. However, if Mr Farthing bullies Billy, it is for his own good, and to build up his confidence.

  • Sympathy in "A Kestrel for a Knave"

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    novel also highlights and condemns bullying and recognises social issues that affect the character of Billy Casper. However, there is one glimmer of hope in the form of Mr Farthing, he gives skills for life and supports the children. Nearly the whole novel looks upon the education system in a critical way. Mr Farthing Mr Farthing is the only character that shows any natural sympathy for Billy. He sees Billy as...

  • The Life of Billy- Original Writing

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    The Life of Billy- Original Writing I intend to describe Billy’s school and explain to what extent the school has helped him achieve his full potential whilst attending the school. The author’s intentions when writing ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ were to highlight how defective the school was at helping Billy to be a successful person in life. Billy’s school was an all boy’s school situated in Barnsley. The school was run by corporal punishment, and the head teacher believed that is how it should

  • Main Points of Barry Hines' "Kes"

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    when it came to school. Having explored the main points of teachers in the 1970’s shown in Kes I have concluded that although there is a few dreadful teachers there are good teachers as well. Gryce and Sudgen being the worse teachers and Mr Farthing being a great teacher. I concluded that Corporal punishment did not work although I thought it did in a way because I felt it worked well on pupils who were not getting into trouble very often like the messenger but for pupils like Macdowall the

  • 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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    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 against

  • Ghost Stories

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    tension too. Such stories which use tension to dramatic affect are "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells and "Farthing House" by Susan Hill; both are written in first person narrative to allow the reader to get scared along with the main character. Both stories also build tension through their Style, Setting, Structure and Language. "The Red Room" is about a ghost hunter who is a legendary ghost, "Farthing House" is about a woman who stays with her aunt at a residential house and feels and sees a woman's

  • A Drawing is a Line Going to a Walk

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    What is Drawing? “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” Paul Klee (Klee, 2010) Drawing is to create a picture, image or diagram with a pencil or pen by making lines or marks on a piece of paper or other material. The common theory I have found, after questioning several people on what their definition of drawing was, is that drawing is a method to convey feelings or emotions onto a piece of paper, using a pencil or pen so that others can see what they are thinking or feeling. This

  • Daoist And Confucianism In Traditional Chinese Art

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    Cultural and political changes such as the spread of Marxism, the rise of psychoanalytical ideas, and the growth of media in the face of technological advancement prompted many artists to reassess notions of art (Farthing). Rejecting the idea that art must realistically depict the word, many artists started to explore abstract ideas such as symbolism and focused more on the representation of emotions or personal subjects they had direct experience or interest in (MoMA)

  • Suspense and Tension in The Red Room by H.G.Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens

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    signal man and hears how he has had supernatural encounters with someone or something. A story from after nineteen fourteen is 'Man from the South' by Roald Dahl. In this story a sailor bets his finger for a sports car. Finally I will discuss 'Farthing House' by Susan Hill. Like in 'The Signalman' someone encounters supernatural experiences, but in an old peoples home. In 'The Red Room' tension is built up immediately by the presence of the old people. "the man with the withered arm…