"How Does Steinbeck Create Tension" Essays and Research Papers

  • How Does Steinbeck Create Tension

    The tension that Steinbeck creates in chapter six is very prominent; there are moments of peace and moments of despair. The first case in which Steinbeck creates tension is at the very beginning of the first chapter where the reader can hear peace. It is only after reading chapter six that the reader on hindsight can compare the peacefulness in the first chapter to the tension in the last chapter, this creates tension as the reader is now well aware that one of Steinbeck’s narrative techniques is...

    American Dream, English-language films, Grammatical tense 1138  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Priestley Create Tension?

    proposes equality. The Inspector speaks about them all being the same. 'We are members of one body'. Priestley's use of the word 'body' shows that we are all connected and linked. Everyone needs to work together. The Inspector wants to teach the Birlings how to be more responsible and that money and class is not going to make you a better person and should change their attitudes towards the working class. An Inspector Calls' imitates Priestley's socialist views while outlining the trouble with Capitalism...

    An Experiment with Time, An Inspector Calls, Bradford 1176  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Create Curleys Wifes Death

    How does Steinbeck present loneliness and isolation in the novel? Of Mice and Men is set in the 1930’s during which time there was an economical depression, this made it hard for people to find work, save money and live a normal life. Many migrant workers started coming over from neighbouring countries like Mexico also in the hunt for jobs that were becoming harder to find as people took jobs to try and earn money for food. Racial prejudice was still a common thing in 1930’s America, Blacks were...

    Cowboy, Discrimination, Great Depression 1210  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Create the Theme of Insecurity in the Novel?

    insecure • How language contributes to a sense of the characters’ insecurity • How the settings contribute to a sense of insecurity • Other features which create a sense of insecurity You must: • Explore how Steinbeck creates a sense of insecurity through the presentation of insecure characters, eg through: Lennie, Crooks and Curley’s wife • Look at language/settings, eg the situation of Curley’s wife and how she feels about Curley and her life on the ranch, and her appearance • Show how Steinbeck...

    Cruelty, Farmworker, Great Depression 1560  Words | 4  Pages

  • How does Kazan create tension and suspense in On the Waterfront?

    How does Kazan create tension and suspense in On the Waterfront? On the Waterfront, directed by Elia Kazan in 1954, portrays Terry Malloy, the protagonist of the film, who goes on a journey to redeem himself for the murder of Joey Doyle. Terry, a former prize fighter, could have been a “contender” but now is a “bum” under the command of Johnny Friendly, a corrupt union boss. Throughout Terry’s journey, the director uses various methods to create tension and suspense in some of the scenes. Joey’s...

    American film actors, American film directors, Arthur Miller 1343  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does H.G Wells Create Tension and Suspense in “the Red Room”

    How does H.G Wells create tension and suspense in “the Red Room” The red room written by H.G.Wells was written in the year 1894. It is written in a gothic style and is a physiological thriller that was very popular at the time. The story involves many of the typical themes and settings such as a dark haunted castle, spiral staircases, evil shadows and subterranean passages. H.G.Wells uses a lot of language techniques like similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration and repetition to create...

    English-language films, H. G. Wells, Light 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present The Lives Of

    How does Steinbeck present the lives of migrant workers in chapters one to three in ‘Of Mice and Men’? John Steinbeck’s novel, ‘Of Mice and Men’, was published in 1937. At this time America was still suffering the from the depression and the wandering workers who form the basis of the novel were very much within the consciousness of a nation separated by wealth yet driven by the idea of ‘the American dream’. Steinbeck’s novel is, however, essentially a tale of loneliness and of men struggling alone...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novella 953  Words | 2  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck create atmosphere in the lead up to the fight between Lennie and Curley?

    How does Steinbeck create atmosphere in the lead up to the fight between Lennie and Curley? The fight is a pivotal moment in the novella’s plot and it brings out the emotions of many of the ranch hands and lets us examine closely the relationships between certain characters. Steinbeck uses carefully planned linguistic techniques to create an atmosphere of tension and drama before the event, adding to the foreboding throughout the first two chapters that something bad will happen between Curley...

    Atmosphere, Attack!, Damnation 834  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Sheriff Create Tension in Act 2 in Journeys End?

    How does Sheriff build tension in Act 2? Jodie Horton Sheriff creates a lot of tension in Act 2 in many different ways. He uses structure as a way to create tension including, stage directions, setting/staging and characters actions. Tension is initially built in scene 1 by the use of Sheriffs structure, the men are waiting in the trenches for six days with nothing to do, to the audience the real boredom of the trenches and the men would be exposed. The men talk about everyday...

    Attack, Audience, Black-and-white films 1089  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present the Character of Curleys Wife

    How does Steinbeck present the character of Curleys Wife? In this essay I am going to be assessing the character Curleys Wife from Steinbeck’s book Of Mice And Men. The book is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression it features two farm workers called George and Lennie. The travel around together in search of work sharing a dream of a place of their own, a small ranch where they can live and work for themselves. It tells the story of how violence may erupt to destroy those dreams. Curleys...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men 2332  Words | 6  Pages

  • How Does Arthur Miller Create Drama and Tension in Act 1 of ‘the Crucible’?

    How does Arthur Miller create drama and tension in Act 1 of ‘The Crucible’? The Crucible is a play, which explores the witch- hunting hysteria that happened in Salem 1692. Miller uses this “organized mass-hysteria”[1] to comment on his own similar experience during the 1950s. Through “The Crucible”, Miller is able to draw an analogy between the hysteria of the Salem witch-trails and its modern parallel of the anti communist ‘witch-hunts’ which occurred due to the HUAC-House of un-American Committee...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1664  Words | 5  Pages

  • How does Arthur Miller create idea of tension

    the village and possibly shows that the Hoopers are not very sociable and do not want to be disturbed. The fact that the house is only accommodating five people in the book even though it is such a grand house also represents remoteness. Warings creates problems though for Kingshaw as he is secluded from his friends. He is asked if he wants to go on holiday with his friends but Helena Kingshaw refuses on his behalf and tells Charles that he needs to spent more time with his new companion, much to...

    2006 films, English-language films 923  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Steinbeck creates sympathy for Candy in Of Mice and Men

    How does Steinbeck create sympathy for Candy and his position on the ranch? Of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck, set in America in the Great Depression of the 1930s. The main characters in the book are the clever, quick George, and his slow, child-like companion Lennie. They are itinerant workers who find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley. There are many characters on the ranch, including Curley, Slim, and Crooks. However, the first ranch worker George and Lennie...

    1930s, Dust Bowl, Great Depression 1219  Words | 3  Pages

  • Of Mice and Men - How Does Steinbeck Create a Rapport with His Audience

    How does Steinbeck explore different attitude towards women in the novel Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck provides a variety of different attitudes towards women in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men.’ I will explore these attitudes in order to represent the portrayal of women in the book; in which there are many different women with different attitudes respectively. Steinbeck uses the portrayal of Curley’s wife, who is the main female protagonist to show how women were treated during the 1930’s ‘Depression...

    Gender, Gender role, Great Depression 1773  Words | 4  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present Loneliness in ‘of Mice and Men?’

    How does Steinbeck present loneliness in ‘Of Mice and Men?’ "Of Mice and Men" is a skillful novel, which deals with the theme of `outsiders', that is, individuals who do not fit into the mainstream of society. The novel portrays this idea of loneliness throughout John Steinbeck's stimulating and exciting novel.  There are several clearly identified themes running through the novel. The loyalty and friendship which exists between two men, George and Lennie, and the hostile environment of America...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novella 913  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steven Spielberg Create Tension in the Film “Jaws”?

    How does Steven Spielberg create tension in the film “JAWS”? ‘JAWS’ is a horror/thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg in 1975; it is based on the novel by Peter Benchley. Steven Spielberg is a master of suspense and has created tension all the way through the film ‘JAWS’. A great white shark attacks the summer resort Town of Amity Island; on the 4th July, Independence Day, a declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The police chief tries to close the beach but the town...

    Attack, Attack!, Great white shark 1285  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Edgar Allen Poe Create Tension in the Tell Tale Heart

    marriage. Gothic horror combines the elements of horror and romance into its own style, the style includes different aspects that normally re-occur in the genre; A darkened atmosphere and a rickety old house which gives home to a sinister villain that creates havoc for a certain victim of their choice. In this instance the narrator is the villain wrecked my madness and distress and the victim which is an old man who is wanted dead for his “Evil”  “vulture” eye that torments the narrator .This end with...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Gothic fiction 2248  Words | 5  Pages

  • of mice and men tension chapter 3

    How Does Steinbeck Create Tension in Chapter Three in Of Mice and Men Steinbeck creates tension by making the atmosphere before Curley’s dog gets shot very awkward. He does this by writing about how small noises draw everyone’s attention in the room to it: “He rippled the edge of the deck nervously, and the little snapping noise drew the eyes of all men in the room, so that he stopped doing it.” This quote gives a sense of tension, since tiny things like rippling cards can drew everyone’s attention...

    American television actors, English-language films, Great Depression 2032  Words | 5  Pages

  • How Does Edgar Allen Poe Create Tension and Suspense in His Work

    grave-digging and murder in many of his works, which were the acute reflection of Victorian society’s foremost fears. One of the main assets of his work, however, was his ability to build intense suspense. By using a variety of techniques, Poe was able to create tension and mystery in his short stories. In this essay I will aim to describe his myriad methods. Poe employs excessively detailed descriptions and repetition to delay the reader’s arrival at the final climax; he did this because he wanted to give time...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction, James Russell Lowell 1148  Words | 3  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck create tension in Section 5? (Of mice and men)

    HOW DOES STEINBECK CREATE TENSION IN SECTION 5? Steinbeck creates tension in Section 5 through sound and emotion. While Lennie was in the barn minding his own business, panicking about killing the puppy, Curley's wife entered. _"She came very quietly so that Lennie didn't see her"_ this makes the reader feel worried as to why she came in so soundlessly, and question to if she is up to something. When Lennie and her get into a conversation, she begins to grow very angry at Lennie as he mentions...

    Emotion, Feeling, KILL 618  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present Disadvantaged Characters

    in which Steinbeck presents disadvantaged characters in the novel In 1937, the American author John Steinbeck published 'Of mice and Men'. Set in the Salinas Valley of California, it conveys the story of the struggles of the American people during 'The Great Depression'. The Great Depression was a massive devastation throughout the whole of America where people suffered and the economy was at a huge crisis. The Unemployment rose from 3% to 26% and many people had died, showing how hard the...

    Black people, Great Depression, John Steinbeck 2537  Words | 7  Pages

  • how does shakespear create tension in act 3 scene 1?

    How does Shakespeare create tension in act 3 scene 1? Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about “two star crossed lovers,” each from a family with an ancient grudge against each other. After a party at the Capulet mansion Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love. However, Juliet is being forced to marry Paris who is desperately in love with her as the play was written in a patriarchal time. With conflict between the Capulets and Montagues it becomes difficult for Romeo and Juliet to see each other. After...

    Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Marriage 956  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Alan Gibbons Create Dramatic Tension In The Edge

    How does Alan Gibbons create dramatic tension in The Edge? Alan Gibbons creates dramatic tension in The Edge using a variety of different techniques such as; pathetic fallacy, animal imagery, dramatic tension etc. The book is based on a young boy called Danny Mangam who lives in north London. He and his mother are on the run for Chris Kane, Danny’s abusive step-father. They try to get away and manage to get to Cathy’s mother and fathers house on the Edge Cliff Estate. But even there, nothing is...

    Alan Gibbons, Anxiety, Big Bad 955  Words | 3  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck Present the Characte

    How does Steinbeck Present the Character of Curley’s Wife and Whether She is a Victim, Herself or a Villian or to Blame for the Unfortunate Outcome of the Storyline? During the 1930s when Stienbeck wrote this novel the citizens of America were going through things like the Great Depression which was originally known as the Wall Street Crash. This made many businesses close down and made many people lose their jobs and have to try and find work, to do this they ended up travelling around and becoming...

    Afrikaner, Black people, Coloured 2268  Words | 5  Pages

  • How Does Mary Shelley Create Tension in Chapter 5 of 'Frankenstein'?

    destroy mankind. The subtle mixture of the Gothic genre and this awry science in the novel gives an enhanced Science-Fiction feel, and makes readers stick with the novel until the end. In the first paragraph, the writer creates a dark, dismal atmosphere and creates tension by using pathetic fallacy; describing the weather and time of night. She uses the phrase ''dreary night of November'', this builds suspense for the reader as it gives the hint that an event is about to occur, as most horrific...

    Anxiety, Frankenstein, Gothic fiction 1295  Words | 4  Pages

  • How does Arthur Miller create tension in the "Trial Scene" of "The Crucible"?

    and the girls also play a very important part in the play, as Abigail is trying to defend her own back, so she decides to pretend to see spirits and encourages the other girls to join in with her. Parris is the reverend and Abigail is his niece, he does not want to ruin his reputation so he decides to strengthen his authority through the witch trials. Hale is also a reverend, his character changed from believing in witches and saving their souls from the devil to saving their lives from a lie. The...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1253  Words | 4  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present Curly's Wife

    How does Steinbeck present Curley’s wife to us as the novel develops? Of mice and men’ is one of Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbecks most poignant. ‘ Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression it features two farm workers called George ad Lenny. The travel around together in search of work sharing a dream of a place of their own- a small ranch where they can live and work for themselves. It tells the story of how violence may erupt to destroy those dreams. Curley’s wife- as she is...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck use language to present the character of Curley’s wife in ‘of mice and men?’

    How does Steinbeck use language to present the character of Curley’s wife in ‘of mice and men?’ Steinbeck uses a lot of stereotyping in his novella, ‘Of Mice and Men.’ He uses Crooks, a black man, to show how black people were treated in the 1930s and he uses Curley’s wife to show how insignificant women were in the 1930s. Steinbeck also uses the vernacular throughout the book to paint a more realistic picture and allow us to understand how people spoke to each other on the ranch. ...

    Adjective, Adverb, Grammatical person 2083  Words | 5  Pages

  • How Does Dowd Create Tension and Pace in Chapter 46, Building Up to the Climax at the End?

    How does Dowd create tension and pace in chapter 46, building up to the climax at the end? Dowd creates tension by using short sentences. She says, “I live. I work. I pump.” It creates tension by mimicking the sound of Mel's heartbeat which lets you know her situation is very pressured. With the use of short sentences Dowd has been able to give away very less information and so it makes you want to read on to find out out more about the three sentences. Dowd also uses adjectives to create tension...

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  • How Does Steinbeck Present Curley's Wife?

    How Does Steinbeck present Curley’s wife in the novel ‘Of mice and Men’? The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ is set in the 1930’s, slap bang in the middle of the Great Depression. This allowed Steinbeck to explore the new characteristics of the citizens of California as they altered along with their ever changing country, and these citizens, must therefore include the women, in this story’s case, Curley’s wife. For Steinbeck the woman was somewhat of an obstacle to incorporate, as the bulk of the narrative...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novel 2084  Words | 5  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck create mood and atmosphere in section 6

    most important insight we have on how Lennie thinks, feels, and therefore acts. I find it is almost a final insight into Lennie's mind and a further confirmation of his childishness, innocence and simple-mindedness. The two visions are really manifestations of Lennie's conscience reprimanding him. Aunt Clara, the first vision, is telling him that he will make George angry and that ‘he's gonna give me hell', but it continues to argue mainly about George and how he deceived him. The second apparition...

    All That You Can't Leave Behind, American Dream, Great Depression 1285  Words | 4  Pages

  • How does Steinbeck present loneliness in the novel?

    How does Steinbeck present loneliness and isolation in the novel Of Mice and Men? Of Mice and Men is a short novel written by John Steinbeck and was published in 1937. The protagonist characters in the novel are George and Lennie and they were ranch workers who had a dream to own their own farm, they came from a place called Soledad which means ‘loneliness in Spanish.’ Steinbeck links the ideas of loneliness and isolation within the novel as the major themes relating to when he grew up in 1930’s...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novella 982  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Arthur Miller Create Suspense and Tension in Act 1 of a View from the Bridge

    How does Arthur Miller create tension and suspense, building to a climax at the end of Act I? In Act I, trouble was already starting to brew as soon as the illegal immigrants Marco and Rodolfo got into the country. Eddie’s dislike of Rodolfo triggered several other problems which finally led to Marco threatening Eddie at the end of the play. Arthur Miller uses several techniques such as dramatic dialogue, foreshadowing and paralanguage to gradually increase the suspense and tension until finally...

    Ethics, Illegal immigration, Morality 1175  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Sheriff Present Human Weakness to Create Tension Within the Pages 54 to 59?

    How Does Sheriff present human weakness to create tension within the pages 54 to 59? ‘Journeys End’ by R.C. Sheriff is a World War One play following the life of Commander Stanhope and his men and how the war affects them. It was first performed in 1928 and Sheriff’s use of realism shocked the contemporary audience. Sheriff’s aim, I think, was to educate the audience on the events of the war and especially its affects on soldiers as there is very little actual violence on stage, so it is left...

    Audience, Audience theory, By the Way 807  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Create Tension In The Fight Between Lennie And Curley In Chapter 3

    How does Steinbeck create tension in the fight between Lennie and Curley in Chapter 3? Steinbeck cleverly builds up the tension throughout Chapter three to foreshadow the fight. It is important to note how Steinbeck builds up the tension beforehand, as he jumps from scene to scene which has conflicting emotions for both the characters and the reader, to perhaps manipulate us to believe that Lennie will be in grave danger, due to the violent and discriminatory characters present in the early-mid...

    Anxiety, English-language films, Fear 483  Words | 1  Pages

  • How Does Shaffer Create and Use Dramatic Tension in “the Royal Hunt of the Sun” and to What Effect?

    How does Shaffer create and use dramatic tension in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” and to what effect? The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a gripping play about the journey of the Spanish army sent to conquer Peru, and the unlikely friendships that are formed. Shaffer creates dramatic tension with a number of techniques such as the use of Martin to narrate the story to the audience, a unique and powerful use of sounds, and the use of symbolic props and duologue scenes that create dramatic irony. He also...

    Atahualpa, Cusco, Ecuador 1123  Words | 3  Pages

  • How does Hill create a powerfully dramatic sense of fear and tension in the crow extract?

    How does Hill create a powerfully dramatic sense of fear and tension in the crow extract? Susan Hill uses the crow extract from ‘I’m the king of the castle’ to create a powerful and dramatic sense of fear and tension to portray a number of points. Using examples from the text this essay will explore the relation between Edmund Hooper and the crow, how hill makes Kingshaw seem vulnerable, the ways Hill uses sentence structure, and the hostility of the world. Susan Hill has chosen very powerful...

    Anxiety, Fear, Grin & Bear It 1055  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Does Shakespeare Create Drama and Tension in 'Romeo and Juliet'?

    "Romeo and Juliet" was based upon Arthur Brooke's poem - "The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet" (1562). He wrote a play that the audience already knew - Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy originally written in 1599. The opening of the play creates tension, which is followed throughout the ply by the dramatic irony of the chorus giving the prologue to the play, making the audience start to wonder when things will happen. "Who will fall in love?" "Who will die?" "Who will fight?" "Who is the...

    Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Mercutio 977  Words | 5  Pages

  • How does steinbeck portray George, hero or villian?

    and tragedy; particularly relevant to 1930's America, following the depression and economic poverty it caused. Steinbeck portrays George as a flawed character who doesn't display archetypal heroic qualities, however the reader empathizes with him. Steinbeck therefore ultimately presents him as a anti-hero within the context of the narrative. At the beginning of the novel, Steinbeck portrays George as a flawed character. George and lennie travel to a ranch , indicating the unsettled lifestyle...

    Great Depression, Hero, John Steinbeck 925  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Shakespeare Create Sympathy for Romeo and Juliet?

    How does Shakespeare create sympathy for Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare creates sympathy for the two protagonists in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ skilfully using emotive language, sonnet form, alliteration and metaphor. Before the play begins, the audience are told that it will end in a disaster. This creates an emotive reaction in the audience throughout the play as they are reminded of the fate of the two young lovers. This is emphasised by the fact that the protagonists foreshadow their own...

    Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Count Paris, Juliet Capulet 1584  Words | 4  Pages

  • In the opening of the play, how does Miller seek to create an atmosphere of hysteria and tension? Do you find the opening effective?

    In the opening of the play, how does Miller seek to create an atmosphere of hysteria and tension? Do you find the opening effective? Premiering in 1953, Arthur Miller’s the crucible was a scathing attack on the Communist scare of the era in the guise of a dramatization of the witch hunts that took place in Salem in the 1960’s. Throughout the beginning the play follows how fear of death, The Devil and the unknown causes people to submit to madness and how the sense of guilt could cause them...

    Arthur Miller, Daniel Day-Lewis, Drama 951  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Explore Loneliness in of Mice and Men

    How does Steinbeck explore loneliness in Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men focuses on two ranch workers struggling to survive in the harsh socioeconomic climate of 1930s America. This climate was caused by the Great Depression, which was a result of the 1929 Wall Street crash. Because of this, many items dropped in price and became almost worthless. Many individuals who lost their jobs were forced to leave their communities and look for work around the country. These individuals...

    Discrimination, Great Depression, John Steinbeck 1157  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present Curleys Wife

    How does Steinbeck present Curley’s Wife? The book was written in the 1900’s which was an area where women and black people were marginalized by society due to their sex or skin colour. In the book, the first time we are introduced to Curley’s Wife is through another character: Candy. This suggests that she must be quite an important character as she is being rumoured about. He says “Wait’ll you see Curley’s Wife”, this quotation intrigues the reader and makes them wonder about Curley’s Wife. Then...

    Great Depression, Husband, John Steinbeck 938  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Does John Steinbeck Present the Character of Curlys Wife

    How does John Steinbeck present Curley’s wife in “Of mice and men”?   John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is set in 1930’s America during the Great Depression and gives the reader a glimpse of the hardships of life back then and the social oppression. The theme running throughout the book is of a friendship between two men amidst dreams that they have, and of dreams being crushed. Curley’s wife is an important character in the book. John Steinbeck presents her in different ways throughout the novel...

    Great Depression, Husband, John Malkovich 1324  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does John Steinbeck Present the Theme of Violence in Of Mice and Men?

    How does Steinbeck present the theme of violence in ‘Of Mice and Men’? John Steinbeck’s short novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ presents the desolate nature of 1930s America, in particular Soledad, close to where Steinbeck himself grew up and worked during this time. Notably, Steinbeck focuses on the life of migrant workers who were forced to travel from ranch to ranch in search of work as a result of the simultaneous occurring disasters ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Dustbowl’. Due to the economic crisis...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novel 1292  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Steinbeck creates sympathy in Of Mice and Men

    Steinbeck creates sympathy in Of Mice and Men. Discuss in relation to one character Of Mice and Men is a novella set on a ranch in the Northern western state of California written by Californian novelist John Steinbeck and then published in the late 1930’s. Set in the time of The Great Depression and The nationwide effective Wall Street Crash the book features characters all around who have depressing lives but focusing in on two paradoxical characters that are always juxtaposed to one another...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novella 1338  Words | 3  Pages

  • How does Miller build tension in Act 1 in A View from the Bridge?

    How does Miller build tension in Act 1 in A View from the Bridge? The play A View from the Bridge was written by American playwright Arthur Miler in the early 1950’s. The play is set in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This is where the ports are near the Brooklyn Bridge that is the gateway to Manhattan. The play is centred on an Italian-American longshoreman– Eddie Carbone. Eddie lives with his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine who he has developed improper feelings for, however his feelings are repressed...

    A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, Brooklyn Bridge 1477  Words | 4  Pages

  • How Does the Writer Create Tension and Convey Sympathy for Ikemefuna in This Passage from the Novel?

      How does the writer create tension and convey sympathy for Ikemefuna in this passage from the novel?                 In his novel, Things Fall Apart, Achebe interconnects and associates events that occur in Umuofia with emotions and feelings that hint at what is to come. A prime example of this is Achebe’s use of literary techniques in chapter seven, that create tension and convey sympathy for Ikemefuna and conclude in his tragic death.             At the beginning of the novel, we find out...

    Chinua Achebe, Death, Igbo people 1240  Words | 3  Pages

  • How the Author Creates Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw

    used to create tension and suspense in 'The Monkey's Paw'. From the very beginning we can see that the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; "the night was cold and wet". Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil and creates tension as it intrigues the reader. We can see that the language used helps the story to become fast paced which contributes to creating tension and suspense. We can also see that there are many words that create suspense...

    Grammatical person, The Monkey's Paw, Wish 1070  Words | 3  Pages

  • Of mIce and Men, how Steinbeck creates sympoahty and animosity towards Curley's Wife

    Introduction: In of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife sparks much debate and controversy, being an extremely important character in the book as she symbolises the gender inequality and discrimination of the period. At the start of the novella, we assume she is just a plot device, but later on find out that there is much more about her and she has a very important role in the book as being the only woman. During the 1930’s women were treated unequally to men, and weren’t treated with...

    Gender, Great Depression, John Steinbeck 1532  Words | 4  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Present the Character of Slim and What Role Does He Play in the Novel?

    How does Steinbeck present the character of slim and what role does he play in the novel? During the novel Slim is respected and trusted by his fellow ranch workers and even has Curley following his orders. Slim advises George and becomes George’s confidant. As he acts as George’s confidant he subsequently becomes the moral arbiter of the play, he is the main character who can recognize things from right and wrong. Slim is a special character because he speaks to everyone from Crooks to Candy...

    Character, Fiction, Great Depression 2181  Words | 5  Pages

  • How Does the Composer Create Meaning in the Tempest?

    How Does the Composer Create meaning in the tempest? Refer to techniques and quotes in your answer Meaning increases the understanding and view of the world and by the use of dramatic techniques, themes and character development Shakespeare creates depth and insight to provide the reader with a view of the world from his perspective. In The Tempest Shakespeare uses themes such as power, colonisation and distinguishing man from monster to create meaning and also techniques such as exclamations...

    Brett J. Gladman, Caliban, John Gielgud 1126  Words | 4  Pages

  • How does the author show / create sympathy for Curley's Wife?

    How does the author show sympathy for Curley's wife? On the ranch there is a well known woman merely referred to as ‘Curley’s Wife’. As the characters develop we find that she is not in fact the unimportant, nameless character we first perceive her as, but rather she is a relatively complex one, with much more to her than we first gather, causing us to feel sympathy for her later in the novel. In this essay I will state how John Steinbeck influenced the reader to feel sympathy for Curley's wife...

    Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, Woman 2063  Words | 6  Pages

  • How Does Steinbeck Presents Curley's Wife in of Mice and Men

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  • What Techniques Does Shakespeare Use to Create Dramatic Tension in This Scene?

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  • How does William Shakespeare create tension throughout Act 3 Scene 1?

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