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    The Blurb for A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines Works Cited Missing I don't think the blurb for the novel "A Kestrel for a Knave" by Barry Hines gives you an accurate idea of what the book is about. The blurb is over-simplified and makes it seem like there is no hope for Billy. In this essay I will show the writer's skill in creating believable characters; how the writer creates a realistic family life for Billy; Billy's relationship with the hawk; the writer's use of contrasts and description;

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    Society's Rejects and Barry Hines' "Kestrel for a Knave" A kestrel for a knave is about a poor troubled Yorkshire lad by the name of Billy Casper. What he imagines to be out of reach and unbelievable are things we take for granted. He imagines love from his parents and just normal, every day things like fish and chips for supper and someone being nice to him. For Billy, that is a dream that will never become reality. Treated as a failure at school and unhappy at home, Billy discovers

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    supporting equality for women. And Courtly love, in it's modern form, is frowned upon. Those who might have a keen sense of justice often have only indirect methods of fighting for the right -- legislation just can never be as satisfying as clouting a knave over the head with the flat of a blade. It seems that justice in American society is often tempered by compromise, rather than a blacksmith. Skill at arms is more often attained as an exercise, rather than a useful tool, and strength of body, while

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    A Kestrel for a Knave tells the story of a day in the life of Billy Casper. The story is written in the third person, but there is little doubt that we are encouraged to look through Billy’s eyes. The setting is South Yorkshire in the 1960s – probably Barnsley – though Hines never names places. In the novel of Kestrel for a knave, it shows the lack of opportunities, lifestyle and just how much the education system fails him. Throughout the essay I will describe and explain each character as they

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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

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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

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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

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    Hume’s argument against the “sensible knave” stems from his writings in An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, in which he writes his philosophical views based upon the activator of human moral action. The argument within Hume’s writing carries importance because it addresses the question of what drives, or what should drive, a person to be and act justly. His argument also encounters and explains the positive and negative consequences of moral actions. In the conclusion of his writing he

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    Double Knaves as the Worst Villains in Society Shakespeare believed the worst villain was the two faced person. Not the person who outright showed they were a villain. The underhanded villain the villain that hides in the shadows and doesn't show their true colors were the worst rogue of all. Shakespeare created characters that were realistic. To do this he received insight from the world around him. In Shakespeare's time he must have been inspired by many rouges of his time. In most of

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    Comparing Oliver Twist and A Kestrel for a Knave Introduction ============ In this essay I am hoping to show the similarities between the novels 'Oliver Twist' and A 'Kestrel for a Knave'. Charles Dickens wrote Oliver twist in the early ninetieth century. It was set in the area of in and around London. Whereas A Kestrel for a Knave was wrote in the 1960s by Barry Hines and is set in the area of Barnsley. Although the two Novels are set one hundred and thirty years apart there are

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