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  • Poems

    In The Midst Of hardship

    He Had Such Quiet EyesShort Stories

    QWERTYUIOP

    The Fruitcake SpecialDrama

    Gulp and Gasp

  • Poem : In The Midst of hardshipMeaning

    Analysis

    Themes

    Tone and Mood

    SpeakerStyle and Language

    Setting

    Literary Device

    The Poem Line by Line

    Lessons Learnt

  • Poem : He Had Such Quiet EyesMeaning and Analysis

    Contrast

    Themes

    Tone

    Speaker

    Style and LanguageTextual Evidence

    Literary Device

    Repetition

    Lessons

    Moral

  • Short Story : QWERTYUIOPSummary

    The plot

    Theme

    Mood

    Point of View

    SettingStyle and Language

    Main Characters

    Minor Characters

    Literary Device

    Quality of Characters

    Lessons and Moral

  • Short Story : QWERTYUIOPMain/minor CharactersLucy Beck

    Miss Broome

    Miss Broome (The Spirit of)

    Harry Drake

    Mr Ross

    Uncle Bert

    Lucys MumQuality of CharactersLuck Beck

    Miss Broome and her spirit

    Harry Drake

    Mr Ross

    Uncle Bert

    Mrs Price

    Lucys Mum

  • Short Story : The Fruitcake SpecialSummary

    The plot

    Theme and Mood

    Point of View

    Setting

    Style and LanguageCharacters

    Diction-Literary Meaning

    Diction-Phrases

    Quality of Characters

    Lessons and Moral

  • Short Story : The Fruitcake SpecialCharactersQuality of CharactersAnna

    David Amos

    Annas Mother

    Aunt Mimi

    Sabina

    Armstrong

    The Waiter

    Strange Old WomanAnna

    David Amos

    Annas Mother

    Sabina

    Armstrong

    The waiter

    The Old Lady

  • Drama : Gulp and GaspSummary

    Analysis

    The plot

    Theme and Mood

    Point of View

    Setting

    Language and StyleCharacters

    Diction-Literary Meaning

    Diction-Phrases

    Quality of Characters

    Tongue Twisters

    Idioms

    Lessons and Values

  • Drama : Gulp and GaspCharactersQuality of CharactersLord septic Crouch

    Rose PercyLord septic Crouch

    Rose Percy

  • MeaningExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe poet describes the horrendous floodand the danger it had brought. Then the poet mentions the reason whythe couple went through the hardship instanza one. 2The first stanza cleverly describes thedifficulties or hardship faced by the couple. No reasons are given as to why they arefacing those difficulties.1MeaningStanza

  • MeaningExit ForwardPreviousMenuThe 3rd stanza reveals all.

    The reason they are going through thehardship, mentioned in stanza one withoutmuch fanfare is because it is a normal oran everyday affair.

    Although they had gone through a lifethreatening situation as described in stanza 2,the fact that they were making jokes indicatesthey were seasoned and complacent. 3MeaningStanza

  • AnalysisExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe key to the poem is in the midst.

    The poet is not stating that the couple is facing hardship but that hardship seems to be second nature to them and is a fact of life for them too.

    It is in the midst of this hardship that the couple face the loss of their sons albino buffalo.

    A priced possession, more so as it belonged to their beloved son.

  • AnalysisExit ForwardPreviousMenuFirstly, the couple face normal hardship (lack of utilities etc), secondly there is a flood, thirdly the buffalo, an albino, seems to be a pet rather than a beast of burden or a source of income.

    In the middle of all this hardship, the couple face the loss of their sons pet.

    The fact that they may not be able to recover the buffalo does not dash their hopes for they seem to be in a joyful mood, taking the hardships as another page of life!

  • ThemesExit ForwardPreviousMenu1. The poem is a reminder to the young and old of how much hardship parents will go through for their children. Secondly the hardship which they go through may seem to be second nature to them but the degree of hardship they go through may be above common threshold.

    The love of parents for their children knows no bounds. Even the possibility of death will not hinder the parents to protect or do something for the sake of their children.

  • Tone and MoodExit ForwardPreviousMenuThe poet sets a sombre tone in the beginning and slowly brings the poem to a point of mystery, after which he takes the tempo higher before revealing the answer to the mystery. SpeakerThe poem is narrated in a third persons point of view. However it should be noted that the detailed narration suggests a first hand experience of the events which should be contrasted with the poets detached point of view of the events.

  • Style and LanguageExit ForwardPreviousMenuThe poem is a translation from a malay poem. Consequently the style and language may be slightly inappropriate however it should be noted that the 3 stanzas of the poem is a free flow with prominence given to subject matter rather than style. It isappreciated that translation does not produce an exact impression as we would desire.

  • SettingExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuInternal settingThe internal setting seems to be only the

    kitchen of their home.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuSettingExternal settingThe setting is perhaps a village which is prone to floods.

    It could be a town nearby a river.

    There is no indication that the couples house is affected. Most probably it is not affected.

    As they own a buffalo, it seems to be a village but there are small towns where buffalos are kept for their milk or only brought to the fields during planting season etc.

    It should also be noted that the buffalo is more of a pet, if so, it is also possible that the couple are in a small town.

  • Literary DeviceExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenu

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningDawnDaybreak, first light of day.BrowsForehead.DespairState/circumstance of losing all hope.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningHorrendousHorrifying.CarcassesDead body of animal/man.AlbinoAnimal/human being bornwithout natural colouringmatter in the skin/hair/(whitish) eyes (pinkish).

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningSighTake and exhale a deepbreath that can be heard.(indicating sadness/tiredness/ relief)A sign ofdespair No indication (no wrinkledbrow) that they had losthope.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningBornamidst hardshipThey were born in a very(hardcore) poor, family. Without a sigh or complaint Accepted their fate andnever questioned anyone orMade an issue of that fact.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA negative imagery. The peoples clothes are wet andtorn. Their soaky clothes tornA positive imagery.We can imagine people of all walksof life walking and returning home. (Later we realise its only the couple) At dawn they returned homeMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA negative imagery. Both their legs and arms have scratchmarks. Some perhaps bloodied, some swollen.Their limbs marked by scratchesA positive imagery as we realise that they are going to the stove for the heat. And approached the stoveMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA nuetral imagery. The forehead is seen together with the face perhaps.But on their browsA negative imagery. Pictures of cuts and fresh wounds can be imagined quite easily.Their legs full of woundsMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by line24 hours had passed. No visual imagery.The whole day and night just passedA positive imagery. The forehead is flat, no sign ofraised eyebrows and wrinkled Forehead.There was not a sign of despairMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA negative imagery. They were in the water all the time butwe are not sure how deep the water is. (Ankle, waist, chest deep....Were they swimming... Not stated)In the water all the timeA negative imagery. The poets heroes had to endure thehorrible flood to return home safe.They had to brave the horrendous floodMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA negative imagery. Signification of trees destroyed.And tiny chips of tree barksA negative imagery. Dead animals which were full of gasas the flesh was degenerating due togerms etc.Between bloated carcassesMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA negative imagery. A picture of a white buffalo with redeyes, a rare buffalo, lost and will never be found. A sad incident.Albino buffalo that was never foundA negative imagery. Desperate situation. The poet reveals that the heroes areactually a couple.Desperately looking for their sonsMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe Poem line by lineA positive imagery.Although poor sturdy anddetermined people comes to mind.And grew up without a sigh or a complaintA negative imagery. Hardcore poor comes to mind. They were born amidst hardshipMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuThe Poem line by lineA positive imagery. Happy and unperturbed by the events earlier.Jokes while rolling their cigarette leavesA positive imagery. They are safe and sound.Now they are in the kitchen, makingMeaning and commentsThe poem line by line

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuLessons LearntLife is no bed of roses. If we accept that it is so,

    we will go through life with zest and be able to

    live happily in the midst of the hardship. Do not

    underestimate the difficulties and the hardship

    parents go through to make us into worthwhile

    adults.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMeaning and Analysis1. The poet explains the trickery involved in young women being deceived by men.

    The main warning is, do not be deceived by the mens innocent appearance. 2. Dignity. Women or men for that matter, should have some dignity for themselves and carry themselves with utmost self respect.

    When either one diverts away from that border or control it should ring warning bells to the concerned.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMeaning and Analysis3. The victim is also depicted as deceiving herself by thinking that the mans action are genuine although warnings have been given about men. Having knowledge that there is a risk, she plunges in nonetheless. The simple rule is if one has considered the risk and goes on to take the risk, it becomes difficult to blame the other party. The risk taker has to face the consequences. The lesson the poet forwards is Dont take the risk.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMeaning and Analysis4. It should be noted, that the difficulty is to decide if a man is genuinely nice. The poet merely advises that one should determine that a person who is nice is really nice.5. The question what is nice? What is not nice? What is the degree of nice so that one can determine whether the man is really nice is left in a limbo.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuMeaning and Analysis6. The final advice the poet gives is a generalistic advice that if one needs to decide, one should have the courage to let go rather than give in to mens sexual advances.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuContrast1. ...two pools of lies, layered with thinnest eyes with were breathing desolate sighs, imploring her to be nice, and to render him paradise. (note: both of the meaning refers to quiet eyes)What the woman in the poem thought was that, his quiet eyes were a sign of loneliness,sadness and pity and that he needed companionship and a shoulder to cry on.

    She thought that he needed someone to make him happy and motivated.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuContrastBut it is not so.

    He had made her think like that by camouflaging his true intentions.

    The quiet sad eyes were actually icy cold and pitiless stares.

    The poet had cleverly joined the contrasting lines with the line To her, those quiet eyes making the contrast seamless.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuContrast2. Nice really means nice. The difficulty with this phrase is, what is nice and what is really means nice. The poet requests the woman to be able to differentiate a deceptive nice and a genuine real nice

    The poets answer seems to be. It is a risk, and when confronted with a similar situation, its ok to lose in the game of love rather than losing ones dignity.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuThemesThe poem is advisory in nature.

    It is directly targeted at young females.

    The simple advise is that one should not give in too easily to mans desire until and unless one is sure that the man is genuinely concerned and genuinely would take care of the female.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuToneAdvisory. We can just picture a motherly figure advising her young.

    The tone, although can be regarded as stern, can also be regarded as friendly and in a pleasant manner. SpeakerThe poet has taken a position of an outsider in the poem, she is writing from a 3rd party perspective.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuStyle and LanguageOnce a while it is nice to read a poem which has its last words rhyming. The poet has done a good job and her command of the english language is appreciative. The simple everyday words used bears deep meanings of social tones. This makes the poem exceptional.

    Although there are 3 stanzas. the flow is so smooth that there need not be so many stanzas. The differentiation however, is that the first stanza concentrates on him, the second on her and the third on the advice. A superb poem in style and language.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTextual EvidencePart of a river where the water is calm and deep. (Still water runsdeep)Figurative meaningQuantity of liquid/water lying on a surface.Literal meaningPoolsGentle or secretive.Figurative meaningNo sound.Literal meaningQuietMeaning and commentLiterary deviceTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTextual EvidenceFriendless (not having friend)Lonely and sad Neglected state.Figurative meaningUnlived in.Literal meaningDesolateUnemotional person, made cold.(Phrase: Thinnest ice - A dangerousemotionless person).Figurative meaningWater made solid by cold/ temperature below 0 degrees.Literal meaningIceMeaning and commentLiterary deviceTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTextual EvidenceRequest earnestly, persistently. Dont want no for an answer.Literal meaningImploringIndication of sadness. (tiredness or relief)Figurative meaningTake and exhale a deep breath..Literal meaningSighMeaning and commentLiterary deviceTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTextual EvidenceAny place of perfect happiness, a perfect happiness.Figurative meaningHeaven.Literal meaningParadisePleasant, agreeable, kind,friendly.Literal meaningNiceMeaning and commentLiterary deviceTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTextual EvidenceImperil the safety of herself. (by folly or rashness)Figurative meaningA settlement where neitherside gets what it requests for.Literal meaningCompromiseGive.Literal meaningRenderMeaning and commentLiterary deviceTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentFigurativePleasure seeking guysPlayboy, men who are only after enjoyment and not interested in responsibility.FigurativeHows and whysQuestions people will ask, Questioning, Gossip, Things people talk behind ones back.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentFigurativeNice really means niceTruly kind, pleasant, friendly and not kind, pleasant, or friendly due to some other reason, not having a hidden reason for being nice.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorDiceSmall cubes of wood, bone or plastic marked with (usually) numbers used in games.Taking risks or acting dangerously.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorLose your heartFalling in love, get infactuated with another usually theopposite sex.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuRepetitionIn the first stanza and second stanza there is a repetition of the phrase quiet eyes sending chills and an ominous sign to the reader.

    A reminder to the reader that quiet eyes be it cold or clouded with icy cold stares, should beapproached cautiously.

    The repetition should also be noted as contrasting with the erroneous perception of the woman.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons1. Pity for others, charity, kind heartedness and honesty are all good traits and should be condoned and nurtured from young.

    Together with those good traits one should also be taught to discern trickery and tricksters who use these good traits to prey.2. God blesses a person who gives advise, God blesses a thousand times more, a person who heeds that advise. (Iranian proverb)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons3. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether a person is deceitful or not can be discovered if one looks carefully at his eyes. The man was able to camouflage his true intentions. The lesson is, eyes are windows to the soul, only if, one is able to interpret it correctly/or read them correctly. The woman was not able to.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuLessons4. The rule is, if the man is a pleasure seeking guy, playboy, or if a man requests for pleasure the woman should not compromise at all. 5. When does a female need to decide? a. If the man is genuinely nice; b. To decide to give in to the mans advances and request.

    She has to really decide if the man is genuinely in love with her, if not, its ok to lose your heart once or twice but not your chastity.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMoralIn certain cultures, traditionally, chastity is to be guarded more than ones life. If these traditions are strictly practised and heeded the problems faced by the woman in the poem can be reduced.

    The male gender should be properly disciplined to respect others and to respect that certain things like sex, is to be practised after marriage with their spouses only.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummaryQwertyuiop (the 1st 10 letters in a typewritter) is a story of a ghost, Miss Broome, who is haunting the electric typewritter at Ross & Bannister. Lucy Beck, 17yr old, underachiever who graduated from Belmont Secretarial College is appointed as secretary at Ross & Bannisters.

    2. From the 1st day, Lucy is terrorised by the ghost.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary3. The fact that Lucy is poor and needed the job so badly, forced her to stay and fight the ghost.

    A fierce typewritting battle ensued, with the ghosts furious typing and Lucys unbending force of brushing those words with white fluid. Lucy won the battle.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary4. Mr Darke, an old, retired employee of Ross & Bannister who is now a janitor of sorts, explained about Miss Broome to Lucy. He told Lucy, that Miss Broom was told to resign for her own good as she had difficulty reading due to her bad eyesight, and her hands were stiff (suffering from a arthrities). After passing away, Miss Broome then began haunting the typewriter. The ghost did not allow anyone to work in Ross & Bannister as a secretary.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary5. Uncle Bert was Lucys uncle. Lucys mom was taking care of him although he was an alcoholic. One day, Lucy was nasty to him, and Uncle Bert told her that she had no right to be judge and jury that she did not know how it was, not to be wanted.

    He said that a little kindness can go a long way. Lucy learnt her lesson and apologised to her uncle.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuSummary6. She summoned the ghost in the typewriter and was kind to the ghost, and lastly tricked the ghost of Miss Broome to leave the typewriter.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe plot1. Introduction Lucy Beck gets a job as a Secretary at Ross & Bannister that has a reputation of secretaries who dont remain there for long.2. The reason On her 1st day, she receives a sarcastic statement that, she might not last long from the maintenance guy, Harry Darke. While typing she discovers that the typewriter is haunted by a ghost, Miss Broome. Lucy battles with the ghost and wins.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe plot3. Why? She discovers from Harry Darke that Miss Broome is a former secretary, who was forced to resign. After passing away, the ghost of Miss Broome returned to haunt the typewriter to disallow anyone else doing her job.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuThe plot4. Solution. Lucy uses what she had learnt to make the ghost leave the typewriter.5. No more troubles and Lucy continues working successfully.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTheme1. However inadequate you are, if you have determination, persistence and a bit of emphathy you can succeed.2. An eye for any eye will only make the whole world blind.

    Fighting is not a solution for everything.

    A little bit of kindness can go a long way ...it can even melt a heart of stone.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMoodA desperate situation full, of despair but was converted into an exciting and hopeful situation.Point of viewAs the story unfolds from Lucys point of view, its a 3rd person point of view.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSettingBelmont Secretarial College

    2. Lucys home - the kitchen

    3. Ross and Bannisters Office

    4. The bright shops seen from the office window

    5. Graveyard

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuStyle and LanguageThe story has a clear structure and a signature style of the author (the supernatural). A twist here and there with peculiar subject and plot makes the story interesting at every new sentence.

    Not only is the structure of the story precise and detailed but even the last sentence arouses interest.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMain CharactersLucy Beck 17 years old, has only one O level (Not very intelligent).

    Poor family.

    Mum supports alcoholic uncle.

    Throughout the story Lucys father is not mentioned.

    (If so, the mum is a single parent and the reason for some of their problems and the reason the uncle was living with them).

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLucy BeckMain Characters2. Crucially needs a job to make ends meet.

    Her difficult life had hardened her.

    She seems to have a stern, determined and hardy character.

    Eventually softens up to becoming more kind hearted.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMain CharactersMiss BroomeBefore deathMiss Broome was a secretary at Ross & Bannister for 43 years. She was alone and had no family.The office was everything to her. As she became long sighted she was unable to see clearly, and was asked to resign. In addition to that she was accustomed to a slow method of typing. She was jealous of new staffs who were able to type faster. She was stern and ruled the office.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuMain CharactersMiss Broome (the spirit of)After deathThe spirit of Miss Broome possessed the typewriter. The spirit did not like the new secretaries and frightened them away.

    It was able to control the typewriter keys, shake the typewriter, and was able to make the typewriter hum.

    The spirit was bitter that she was asked to leave the office but seemed to cry when she was told that she was still needed by her former boss.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMinor CharactersHarry DarkeAn elderly man with small dark eyes, thick white hairs, weak legs.

    Was working at R & B for 30 years, retired.

    Now working as a handy man, messenger even office boy and a fix-all.

    Knows all the goings-on at the office as he is the only employee who is still with R & B.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMinor CharactersMr RossPart owner of R&B.

    (Bannister passed away).

    Lucys Boss.

    Usually at the factory in the morning comes to office erratically.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMinor CharactersUncle BertHe is Lucys uncle.

    Her mums brother.

    He was also an Alcoholic and requests money from his sister often.

    Unemployed.

    At home most of the time.

    He was kind to Lucy and knew her from young.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuMinor CharactersLucys munShe is a caring mum.

    Is aware of her daughters fallibility/weaknesses.

    She is a kind lady considering she took herbrother back after chasing him away.

    It could be a sign that she was lonely too.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningVacancyUnoccupied, condition of being empty.AstonishedVery surprising, greatly surprised.EnormousVery great, immense.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningEnthusiasmStrong feeling of interest or admiration.HintIndirect suggestion or indication.AnxietyTroubled, strongly wishing.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningDuvetsBed quilt. (filled with feathers etc)HobblingWalk as when lame, stumbling/limping.CourtesyGood manners, kind.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningAwkwardNot well designed for use,likely to causeinconvenience or difficulty.ScaldedBurn with hot liquid or steam.SlopePosition or direction at an angle.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningBrisklyActive, lively, quickmoving.DaffodilsYellow flower with long narrow leaves.Tingling (tingle)Have a pricking or stinging feeling.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningGrimlySevere, forbidding. DefianceResist openly, refuse to obey/follow.CastanetsInstruments of hardwoodor ivory used in pairs onfingers to make a rattlingsound.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningPatheticallySad, pitiful.ModestHaving or showing a nottoo high an opinion of ones merit/ability.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentLiteralmeaningDamaskedSilk or linen material withdesigns shown up byreflection of light. (fromDamascus) WarilyCautious.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceFigurative phraseTextual evidenceMeaning and commentIdiomatic expressionJobs dont growon trees (pg 9) It is not easy to get jobs, itis not as easy as pluckingfruits from trees.JuxtapositionA hint of anxietybehind his smile(pg11) Although he was outwardlysmiling, there was a little touch of uncertainty in his smile, an anxious expressioncoupled with a smile.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorFrightened rat (pg13) So scared that one runsaway from the source ofthe fear.MetaphorBreathing down her neck Watching or commentingon every move shemakes.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImagerySunlightStreamedthrough the windowThe rays of sunlight when penetrating a darker area isseen as if like a stream of light.ImageryGoosePimplesshivering her fleshA sudden feeling which makesthe hair on our skin stand up anda wave of shiver seem to movefrom one part of the body toanother.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentIdiomaticGo out intothe worldand win(pg9) Leave the comforts ofhome etc and experienceand learn the outsideworld to eventually become successful.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorHerconfidencesuddenly evaporated(pg9)All her belief in herselfbroke down intonothingness, she did nothave belief in hercapability anymore.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary DeviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentFigurative IronyIn the toneof someone, wishing asnowman a HappySummer(pg9) Summer is the snowmans enemy as he would melt. A sarcasm. The tone of Mrs.price was with sarcasm orapprehension or doubt.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentContrastandimageryHad a lonelyO level...strings of Olevel (pg10) Only one O levelcompared to many.ImageryMake atortoise laugh(pg9)Slower than a tortoise,too slow.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImageryMousecoloured, EasilyOverlooked(pg9)Demeanour and look ofthe person is soinconspicous, smallperson and perhapspersonality is not interesting. Not noticeable.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentFigurativeAt a loss toanswer Unable to speak out as if having a mental block.FigurativeSick of 2ndhand clothes Extremely unhappy of wearing old clothesused by others/handme-downs.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImageryJumble sailorson the roughsea of life.A hotchpotch of peoplewho are trying to gothrough a difficult.IdiomaticSudden doubtin his voice(pg10) (Usually the poor) life.Unsure of oneself.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentFigurativeNever trusted luck (pg11) Did not believe thatthere is such thing asluck.PersonificationStrangercoming late to the door (pg11) Unknown person whocomes to the houselate at night causessuspiciousness.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImagerySmootheddown her windy hair(pg12) Straighten herdisheveled hair whichwas caught in the wind.SimileEyes like currant (pg12)The black of the eyelooked like driedgrapes.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImageryThick icing ofwhite hair(pg12) Hair was thick butwhite/grey.ImageryHobbling up thestairs (pg12) Walking slowly like aperson who is lame.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImageryJingling abunch of keys(pg12) Carrying keys whichmake sharp sounds asthey dangle againsteach other.IdiomaticPunctuality isa courtesy ofKings (pg12) For Kings coming lateis normal, if they do come on time it isregarded abnormal.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentIdiomaticA hardnecessity fornew brooms(pg12) A difficult but importanttask or agenda orrequirement for newworkers.Imagery & SymbolCome into theparlour...saidthe spider to the fly (pg12) A bad personrequesting the victim to enter room.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentImagery, MetaphorHaunt thePlace(pg12)(Usually referred to ghosts,ghosts haunt) move all over the place and be the unofficial keeper of the place.Symbola little lion (pg25) Brave.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorMender offuses (pg12) Person who takes careof the electrical utilities,the maintenanceperson.Behindhand (pg13) Work which is not doneon time due to lack ofworkers.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentIdiomatic,Simile, Imagery,Shot off likea scalded cat (pg13) Rushed off as if seen a ghost.LiteralMeaningSorry for her (pg26) Pity for Miss Broome. Empathy.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLiterary Device

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentMetaphorHardened herheart (pg26) Become stern, cruel.SimileLike white butterflies The white coloured fingersof the typist moving so fastAnd elegantly over thetypwriter keys makes itlook like butterflies flapping their wings.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy Beck...Young and small and mousecoloured, easily overlooked. (pg9)Small, plain,normal lookingprobably scrawny too. Lucy loved her mother... (pg9)LoveSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy BeckShe was tired of being poor.PoorWhoever will want to employ me?Low esteem...lonely O level...typing speed...tortoise laugh.Low achieverSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy BeckAlthough she was not qualified she set off for her first interview. (pg10)Not like the others Lucy battled with the ghost. (pg22)

    When the ghost typed that it is the secretary, Lucy said ...No...I amDeterminedSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy BeckThe battle with the ghost is a sure indication that Lucy is a brave girl....Youre braver than you look (pg24) ...little lion... (pg25)BraveAfter 43 years...shocked intosympathy. (Pg25)Im sorry... Uncle Bert. (pg26)...And left you flowers... (pg28)SympatheticSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy BeckLucy said who is... Than she changed to Who was...(pg24). ...You catch on quick (pg25). (Some people learn certain thingsquickly, circumstances sometimesmake one to be slow in otherthings...)Quick Learner Supporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucy Beck...Set yourself up as judge and jury? (pg26)JudgementalAble to devise a plan to trap the ghost.InsightfulThe fact that Lucy returned the nextday to work, after going through somuch problems, shows she is persistent. PersistentSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMiss Broome and her spiritThe fact that she was working for 43years and even though her eyesightwas bad and fingers were stiff,shows she was persistent. (pg25)PersistentBeen here forty three years... (pg25)Miss BroomeLoyal & DedicatedSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMiss Broome and her spirit...The old bag did not have anyfamily whod own her...This placewas her home...Lonely...They gave her the push youknow... (pg25)(She thought she was unappreciated)Unappreciated...she hates young girls... (pg25)HatredSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMiss Broome and her spiritI AM THE SECRETARY HERE,... (pg 20)DeterminedThe spirit is bad tempered. IDIOT it wrote. ...Go away MissBeck... (pg20)Her spiritBad temperedSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersHarry DarkePoor Miss Beck, you mustnt mindold Harry. (pg12)SympatheticAnything you want, just ask old Harry.(pg12)Caring/ HelpfulLets hope you stay longer than theothers. (pg12)SarcasticSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersHarry DarkeStill here...Well done... (pg23)Appreciative...came back to haunt the place cant keep away you see... (pg12)...30 years with R & B.Loyal & DedicatedSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersHarry DarkeSplash on the old correcting fluid...I got you a big bottle...and if that runs out cross outSupportiveYou mustnt worry... He said gently. (pg14)ConcernedSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersHarry Darkeyou are the new broom, I suppose.(pg12)JudgementalWith a black pen... (pg14)EncouragingSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMr Ross... A hint of anxiety behind hissmile... (pg11)Anxious...Greeted by Mr Ross ...with enormous enthusiasm. (pg10)Enthusiastic Supporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMr RossDid you have trouble with the machine Miss Beck. (pg23)Concerned...greeted by Mr Ross... (pg10)GentlemanSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersUncle BertWho are you to set yourself up as judge and jury. (pg26)InsightfulAfter preparing supper...Thought Id have your supperready... (pg26)Caring/Helpful/ConcernedHes not drinking my pay packet.(pg9, pg10)An alcoholicSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMrs Price

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationOptimisticBe positive.Pessimistic/ Doubtful...Her confidence suddenlyevaporated.Tone of voice ...wishing a snowmana happy summer...Sympathetic/KindGood luck, my dear, she saidkindly...

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucys Mum...Asked him to come back.Compassionate...He looked so lonely so lost... (pg25-pg26)Kind hearted...Turned Uncle Bert out once...SternSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLucys MumShe loved both her alcoholic brotherand Lucy Beck as she is her daughter.(It is difficult to tolerate an alcoholic)Love...who would have thought ... She said in astonishment.Doubtful...We are jumble sailors on the rough sea of life...InsightfulSupporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral1. Beggars cant be choosers.If you are in a dilemma, you cannot decide or choose you can only take whatever comes your way.

    Lucy was poor and had a low education, she had no choice, she could only take whatever came and face a ghost.

    Lesson: Do not put yourself in a position that you are not able to choose, do not be cornered, be prepared for any eventualities.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral2. An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.Fighting never provides solution. It only cripples or destroys whatever we have. There is no gain at the end of the day.

    The ghost of Miss Broome was full of hatred and was attacking the secretaries, Lucy changed her strategy and was nice to her. Battling the ghost was not the solution.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral3. Never give up.Even when the odds are stacked up against you, dont give up, fight till you drop. Persistence pays.

    Lucy was fighting a losing battle, how long can she continue, one person has to give in. She could not and did not want to. She did not give up.

    She fought and won eventually.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral4. Brain or Brawn. (The mind or muscular strength)Again and again, it has been proven that, a carefully thought out plan can beat the mightiest of force.

    A ghost, how do u fight a ghost, all the typewriting skills or the liquid paper could not stop or drown the ghost. Lucy did it, she discovered Miss Broomes background and discovered her needs, than she tricked the ghost.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral5. Courage to face trouble in the eye.It is during times of trouble that we are tested, it is at this moment that we have to gather our courage and stand up or make our stand.

    Lucy had the courage to face the ghost and make a difference to her life.

    If she had not make her stand, and left as others had, she would have lost her only opportunity which was given to her.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and Moral6. A little bit of kindness goes a long way.Yes, we wouldnt lose to be a little kind to others, perhaps we would gain so much. What goes around comes around.

    Lucy was kind to the ghost. She gets to keep the job. Her uncle was nice to her when she was small. Now, she is nice to him.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuLessons and Moral7. Desperate problems need desperate solutions.If a problem is peculiar and one has no alternative, we need to find a peculiar solution to solve it.

    A ghost haunting a typewriter is a desperate problem, to solve it, Lucy had to visit the cemetery and trick the ghost (asking it to go to heaven to check on her boss...). A desperate solution indeed.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary The story is about Anna, a chemist and a commoner, who works in Amos Cosmetics factory in New Jersey.

    Her job is to experiment different concoctions to create the best perfume.

    One day, she accidentally discovers a special concoction using a piece of fruitcake from her Aunt Mimi.

    On the same day, her boss, David Amos, catches a whiff of the scent of the fruitcake perfume on Anna. He is instantly attracted to her and asks her out to dinner.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary At dinner in a French restaurant, the perfume has the same effect on a waiter, who declares his love for her.

    Anna soon realises that the perfume is responsible for the mens strange behaviour.

    As the two men compete for Annas attention, tension breaks loose and the night ends with a brawl between the waiter, David and Sabina (Davids current girlfriend, who happens to be at the restaurant).

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary Puzzled, Anna decides to inquire about the fruitcake from Aunt Mimi.

    Her conversation with Aunt Mimi reveals that Aunt Mimi had bought the fruitcake from a strange old lady who uses a secret ingredient to make the fruitcake. Unfortunately, the woman has passed away.

    Two days later, Anna returns to work and meets David and Sabina in the office. She realises that David is no longer under the charm of the perfume.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummary David and Sabina offer compensation for the incident but Anna refuses.

    True to her virtue, Anna resigns from the job.

    Sometime later, Armstrong, a pizza delivery man who now owns his own pizza parlour confesses his love for Anna.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotExpositionAnna, a chemist creates a new perfume mixing

    common ingredients of flowers and accidentally

    adds a slice of fruitcake into the mixture. She

    dabs some on herself, her boss, David Amos,

    catches a whiff of the perfume on Anna and is

    instantly attracted to her and asks her out to

    dinner, Anna accepts the invitation.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotConflictAnna applies her normal perfume, Intrigue,

    which makes no impression on David when he

    picks her up that night. Anna is disappointed and

    excuses herself to the ladies; There, she decides

    to apply the fruitcake special perfume.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotClimaxThe scent immediately takes effect. A waiter,

    becomes love-struck by her, Davids behaviour

    also changes, who once again is smitten by her.

    Anna realise that this is all due to the fruitcake

    special perfume. The situation turns chaotic

    when a fight ensue and the night ends in a

    brawl between the waiter, David and Sabina

    (Davids girlfriend).

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotFalling ActionPuzzled by the sequence of events , Anna

    comes to a realization that the fruitcake in her

    perfume concoction is the distinctive factor that

    had created the rouse.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuThe PlotResolutionShe realises that David is no longer under the

    charm of the fruitcake special perfume. Anna

    then realises that all that glitters is not gold and

    decides that perhaps the right person for her

    may be Armstrong who delivers pizza and now

    owner of a pizza company.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuTheme and MoodThe story is answering or trying to answer the age old question which is, is it materialism or happiness which is more important in a persons life, especially in a womens life.

    The story uses two interesting concepts of illusion and reality to bring the message across. The fruitcake creates the illusion. Amos experiences the illusion created by the fruitcake. So much so that he believes for a moment that his reality is a dream. Anna sees the illusion created by the fruitcake. Ann also realises the illusion she is in. And eventually decides that the reality is to accept whatcomes to her and not chase illusions.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuTheme and MoodThe fruitcake special creates a mood of wonder and

    supernaturalism so much so the theme is obscured

    since the wonder attracts ones total attention. The

    social message is so subtle since the wonder

    dominates and carries the story through. The sense

    of wonder has overwhelmingly obscured the

    message. Has the message been passed?

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuPoint of View First person point of view (Annas) as the story is dictated by Anna and the word I is used.

    Sequence of events and action is seen by the reader through the main character. (Annas perspective)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuSettingThe events mostly take place at:

    Amos Cosmetics Factory Place where Anna works and is owned by David Amos.

    Annas Home Home of Anna and her mother.

    A French restaurant Anna and David have dinner at this restaurant.

    Aunt Mimis Apartment Anna visits Aunt Mimi at her apartment.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuStyle and Language The story is written from a first persons point of view.

    Narration is structured and flows seamlessly.

    Light and easily comprehensible.

    Poignant illustration of feelings and emotions.

    Some aspects of the story is comical.

    Has a happy ending.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersAnna 27- year-old chemist at Amos Cosmetics Factory, New Jersey.

    Job is to create/design new perfumes.

    Single and lives with her mother.

    She is dedicated and has strong virtues.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersDavid Amos Owner of Amos Cosmetics, New Jersey.

    Talk, dark and handsome.

    Often seen with beautiful women.

    His girlfriend is Sabina.

    Has very little regard for his employees.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersAnnas Mother Lives with Anna.

    Maternal and pleasant.

    Naturally concerned for Annas wellbeing, particularly to the fact that she is still single.

    She suggests Armstrong the pizza delivery man as a suitor for Anna.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersAunt Mimi Pleasant aunt who naturally cares for Anna.

    Likes to mind other peoples business for some reason.

    Determined to find a suitable partner for Anna.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersSabina Beautiful model.

    David Amoss girlfriend.

    Belittles Anna.

    Becomes furious when David professes his love for Anna.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersArmstrong Pizza delivery man.

    Determined and Hardworking.

    Contrasting character from David Amos.

    Falls in love with Anna while delivering pizzas.

    Decides to make something of himself before professing his love to Anna.

    Later becomes the owner of his pizza parlour and declares his love to Anna.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersThe Waiter Works at a French restaurant.

    Is attracted to Anna when he catches a whiff of the special perfume on her.

    Competes with David for Annas attention.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersStrange Old Woman Used to sell fruitcakes at the market.

    Had 7 husbands which is unusual.

    Seems to have the ability to read minds.

    Sold her magical fruitcake to Aunt Mimi.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal MeaningMakeup.CosmeticsA specialist in Chemistry.ChemistTo notice or realize, to find out or gain sight or knowledge of.Discover (pg31)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal MeaningSuccess path in an occupation or profession. Career (pg56)No special quality or interest; common; plain.Ordinary (pg32)Ashamed, humiliation.Embarrassed (pg40)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal MeaningEmotionally stimulated happy.Excited (pg42)Something given or received in returnfor a service or hardship.Reward (pg39)To arouse curiosity or interest.Intrigue (pg38)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal MeaningLack of clearness or distinctness; disoriented.Confusion (pg46)Unexpected feeling of wonder or astonishment.Surprised (pg50)Condition, manner or style in which a person appears.Appearance (pg46)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Phrases

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentHumour...he smiled until I thoughthis face will break into two...(pg41)Smiling without stopping....hes not exactly young......And hes still got his ownhair... (pg37)Perhapsbetween 35-45yrs old....he was playing a guitar and singing O Sole Mio... (pg46)Serenading.

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    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentSlangMomma (pg34)Mother.Guy (pg32)Male.Simile...He looked like a dog who has just found a bone...(pg41)Too excited....mouths were wide open like a couple of fish... (pg37)Shocked.

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    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentSymbolO Sole Mio (pg46)My sun my one and only.Romeo (pg43)A male lover, romantic.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Phrases

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentStereotype...pretty young models... (pg32-33)Beautiful young models....Handsome... (pg38)Nice looking male.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Phrases

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentHumour/ComedyWhimsical behaviour ofthe waiter. (pg40 andpg46)The night ended with asilly fight among twomen and a woman. (pg46)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuDiction Phrases

    Literary deviceTextual evidenceMeaning and commentSimileImagery...like freshbread and flowersand sunshine allmixed together...(pg32)Literal description ofthe fruitcakes specialingredient whichproduces a splendidscent; a combination ofwarmth and an invitingsmell.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...decide to throw...in a piece offruitcake... (Into a perfume!)Impulsive/Adventurous...a chemist...trying to design...(pg31) ...I had better not pass by anyother males... (pg44)IntelligentSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...put the bottle into my handbag...Stealing...I couldnt give something like thatto my boss......Thats the kind of boss I have......It wasnt (the waiters) fault... (pg44)Judgemental...put some on the back of my hand... (pg32)IrresponsibleSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...It was embarrassing...Embarrassed...I...I tried to answer...Well, I ... I was still too surprised...Simpleminded/Shocked...I felt nervous... NervousSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters... Armstrong was a pizzadelivery man...Choosy...I would have thrown (the meal)at him......I was annoyed... (pg40)Annoyed...I am just ordinary looking...Humility/SensibleSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...Why dont you ...serve thelobster, like a good little waiter...(pg43)Nasty/Angry...I was feeling confused... (pg41)Confused Supporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...threw everything that was in thebottle all over the front of Sabinasdress... (pg56)Vindicative...Of course, I was lying. (pg49)LiarSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnna

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...its like fresh bread and flowers andsunshine all mixed together... (pg32)Anna is the women I love. (pg45)David hit him on the chin. (pg46)Influenced

    -(fallen in love)

    -(Jealous)He never usually spoke to people likeme... (pg32)(He) would never dream of saying nicethings to ordinary looking girls like me.Snobbish/ReservedSupporting informationCharacteristicsDavid Amos

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersHe preferred to be with prettyyoung models who liked hisappearance and his money. (pg32-pg34)Playboy

    Expert nose...ExpertSupporting informationCharacteristicsDavid Amos

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...accept a bit of money... (pg56)Undiplomatic...Was looking embarrassed...(pg40)EmbarrassedSupporting informationCharacteristicsDavid Amos

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...said Momma, trying to help me.(pg35)Helpful...momma had packed for mylunch. (pg31)Concerned/MotherlySupporting informationCharacteristicsAnnas Mother

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersIt certainly surprised them... (pg37)Surprised...were very pleased...Pleased..he was nice...JudgementalSupporting informationCharacteristicsAnnas Mother

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Charactersshe didnt know whether to laughor cry... (pg46)Shockeda beautiful young model... (pg45)BeautifulSupporting informationCharacteristicsSabina

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersFall in love with a nobody likeyou... (pg56)Cruelshe hit David in the face...Angry/Jealous/impulsiveSupporting informationCharacteristicsSabina

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Charactersfallen in love... (pg58)In lovegave me some flowers.RomanticArmstrongs Peachy Pizza. (pg57)SuccessfulSupporting informationCharacteristicsArmstrong

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Charactersthe waiter had a good smell of the (fruitcake)... (pg44)

    falling in love with you. (pg43)

    playing a guitar and singing OSole Mio. (pg46)Influenced

    - In love

    - Romantic

    Supporting informationCharacteristics

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Charactersshe put in something special...Mysterioustold me to give (the fruitcake) toyou and your troubles will be over.(pg50)ConcernedSupporting informationCharacteristicsThe Old Lady

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuQuality of Charactersdied, last week. (pg52)Diedshe knew that I was thinking aboutfinding a husband.Clairvoyant/Mind readerSupporting informationCharacteristicsThe Old Lady

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and MoralStatus is a symbol always yearned by nearly

    everyone, for it is a symbol of seemingly

    higher order or stage. Sometimes, financial

    strength seems to walk hand in hand with

    status symbols. To marry into this status

    symbols and get a shortcut into this elite

    group seems the easy way. The grass is

    sometime greener on the other side of the

    river, when we are on this side.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and MoralThe fact is, the grass is the of same colour,

    meaning that those on the other side may

    face problems which are peculiar to them.

    Thus, when one needs to choose between

    status or financial security in contrast with

    happiness, (if there is such a dichotomy) one

    should choose happiness. That is the moral

    of the story.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuLessons and MoralOne should never be misled by physical attraction as beauty is only skin deep.

    Learn to love and appreciate ones self.

    Physical attraction and sincere love are not the same.

    Learn to respect and appreciate the opinions of our elders.

    Hard work, diligence and dedication is key to success.

    Regardless of the situation, ones integrity and dignity should never be compromised.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuLessons and MoralTO BE ADVENTUROUS Anna was adventurous enough to try new concoctions in making perfumes, particularly using unusual ingredients like fruitcake She ended up with a mysterious mixture that seemed to have an effect on men.ALWAYS PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY AND INTEGRITYAnna refused to take the compensation her boss offered. Instead, she quit her job and moved on to a different company than to compromise her integrity.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummaryThe plot centres around the villain Lord Septic, who

    is running the town but wants to own the railway

    line to discover the Gatsbys Gold. It is important

    for him to discover the fortune so that he can

    become the richest man in the land.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSummaryThe scene is at a railway station where a blind flower girl,

    Rose, who became blind while working in Lord Septics

    match factory, tries to sell flowers at the station and is

    tormented by Crouch, Lord Septics sidekick. The hero,

    Percy, discovers the bad treatment done to Rose and

    faces Crouch. Lord Septic who was on the top floor of

    the station, saves Crouch, he hits Percy on the head,

    Percy falls. Rose is then tied on to the tracks for the

    Midnight Express to run over her. Percy awakes and

    tries to stop Lord Septic but fails, as Lord Septic slams

    him against the lockers.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuSummaryLord Septic then mentions how his father killed Mrs Gatsby in the same manner. Rose discovers that the baby belonging to Mrs Gatsby is actually Percy. Percy awakes and rushes to stop the train. He stops the train. Later rushes and catches the two villains.

    Rose explains to Percy who he is and where his mother hid the Gatsbys fortune. They discover the fortune.

    They plan to get married. The villains are left to fate and the police to handle.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuAnalysisThe drama is intelligent, packed with wit in every sentence,

    Crouch was chosen by the author, to throw sentence after

    sentence of witty answers.

    In fact, Crouch seems to be the main character, his lines are

    humourous and is sarcastic but subtle. Lord Septic, seems to

    think that Crouch is stupid, the fact is crouch is poor but is a

    master of words. He seems to avoid the ordinary words and

    jumps into the unusual words. The letter f was chosen by

    the author to attract young adults, as certain words with the

    letter f seem to be part and parcel of their vocabulary. By

    replacing with an ordinary word, he has successfully attracted

    and created an interest with those numerous usable f word.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuAnalysisThe word play, with double meanings, idioms with words replaced, full idioms scattered here and there, tongue twisters added in makes one wonder if the drama was written as an english lesson. The word chuff, although unknown in this parts, has been introduced and has no ordinary meanings and should be looked carefully. The author has chosen to introduce many words which should be treated with care.

    Lastly, the drama is a lesson, which needs to be studied carefully as the lessons it contains is countless and cannot be completely covered in this analysis.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotIntroductionThe plot centres around Lord Septic the villain and his sidekick Crouch. Lord Septic intends to take over the railway line as he wants to discover the Gatsbys Gold. Rising actionA flower girl, Rose, is tormented by Crouch. Percy, the hero, faces Crouch but Lord Septic manages to save crouch. Percy is injured in the face off.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuThe PlotRising tensionRose discovers Percys secret. ClimaxPercy catches the two villains.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuThe PlotFalling actionRose explains to Percy who he is. They discover the Gatsbys Gold.ResolutionThey plan to get married. The villains are left to fate and the police to handle.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuTheme and MoodThe main theme is good always wins over evil andcrime doesnt pay.

    Interlaced into story is there is a silver lining to every cloud. A love theme is interwoven into the story making the multi theme more riveting.

    A multi theme does keep the reader thrilled and excited, the drama keeps one interested without a dull moment, if it isnt one theme the drama exposes another theme to keep one engrossed, the adventure to the mind does not stop, the final curtain exposes all and ends in the usual, alls well that ends well.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuPoint of ViewThe narration is a 3rd person point of view whereas the characters are all a first hand point of view.SettingAn empty railway station on a Friday night. The station is dimly lit with a gas lamp. The weather is cold and foggy, visibility is only within a few yards. An express train is due and does arrive, it is not supposed to stop but does due to an emergency.Language and StyleThe language used is simple but there seems to be a lot of local slang words used which has become part of the English Language in England.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersLord Septicwants to become the richest man in England. As

    his name suggests, he is the anti-hero, a typical

    villain. He is an owner of a match factory, a candle

    factory and a railway station. His father killed Mrs.

    Gatsby to get the Gatsbys Gold. He is married to

    Clora whom he describes as a nag. He married

    her for her successful arms factory.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersCrouchis Lord Septics typical sidekick, who, agrees to

    whatever Lord Septic says but answers with

    ulterior meanings to his boss. Wants the power to

    lord over others and when he gets the opportunity

    does so. However he is unable to fight for himself.

    Regarded very lowly by Lord Septic, however his

    retorts suggest he is not so.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCharactersRoseis the flower girl, who is blinded when working in

    Lord Septics match factory. She sells flowers to

    provide food for her sick mother. A pretty girl, has

    a good smile when she smiles. Helps to discover

    Percys fortune. Falls in love with Percy, the hero,

    and they plan to get married.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuCharactersPercythe hero, later known as Sir Percy Gatsby, tries to

    save Rose from Crouch, is hit by Lord Septic twice.

    As a true, super good person, he does not get

    a chance to hit the villain back. He does not even

    hand over the villains to the police but merely allows

    fate to take its course for them. Eventually, saves

    Rose life, discovers his fortune, discovers who his

    parents are, discovers a new life as Sir Percy,

    discovers his love and intends to marry Rose.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentVillainsA cruelly malicious person who isinvolved in or devoted to wickedness orcrime; scoundrel. a character in a play,novel, movies etc, is the bad guy.GrovelsTo humble oneself or act as if in great fear.Indeed (pg62)Without doubt, certainly.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentFoulUnfavourable, offensive, not a normal circumstance.HorridCausing horror, offensive.FilthyDisgustingly or objectionably, untidy.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentTreadStep on.Nasty (pg63)Unpleasant, offensive.FogCondensed water vapour in cloudlikemasses close to the ground usuallyaffecting visibility.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentSproutsA young shoot of a seed/plant/bean.MushyPulpy or mashed up of a solidsubstance like (potato, pea, bean etc).Edge (pg64)A line or border where a surface terminates.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentSack(Slang meaning) dismissal from employment.FameRenowned, famous.GreedyExcessive desire, likes too much.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentPlot (pg65)Secret plan.Frosty (pg67)Resembling a whitish or greyish ice.Nags (pg68)To annoy by constant fault finding, complaining or urging.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentHugTo clasp tightly using the arms.Porter (pg69)A person hired to carry baggage/ burdens.DimNot bright, not clear, not intelligent.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentDaftMad, senseless, foolish.DopeyDazed, stupid, silly.DozeyDazed.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentDippyFoolish.Annoy (pg69)To cause slight irritation to ( another).PorterA person paid to carry baggage or burdens.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentPhantom (pg70)An appearance or illusion withoutmaterial substance, a ghost likeappearance.Sprig(71)A small branch, twig, shoot.HeatherA low-growing Eurasian shrub, growingin dense masses and having smallevergreen leaves and clusters of small,bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentMayor (pg72)The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.WreckedThe ruin or destruction of anything.VerminVarious small animals or insects, suchas rats or cockroaches, that aredestructive, annoying, or injurious tohealth.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentScumA filmy layer of impure matter thatforms on or rises to the surface of aliquid or body of water.Pulp (pg73)A soft moist shapeless mass of matter.GrimGloomy, ghastly sinister.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentGhastlyVery serious, inspiring shock, revulsion,or horror by or as if by suggesting death;terrifying: Suggestive of or resembling ghosts,extremely unpleasant or bad.AtticA storey or room directly below the roofof a building, especially a house.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentCruelWillfully or knowingly causing pain ordistress to others.Jove (pg77)(Idiom) by Jove! (an exclamation usedto emphasize an accompanying remarkor to express surprise, approval, etc.): It was a good fight, by Jove!

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentCadAn ill-bred man, especially. one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way towards women. Feeble (pg80)Lacking strength; weak, Indicatingweakness.Lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; inadequate.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentPopTo make a short, quick, explosive sound.SnapTo make a brisk sharp cracking sound: to break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.CrackleTo make a succession of slight sharpsnapping noises.

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    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentChuff (pg81)The sound of the train puffing away, A rude, insensitive person.StirsA slight movement.StaggersTo move or stand unsteadily, sway, as ifunder a great weight; totter.

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    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentCowardA person who lacks courage in facingdanger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc. A timid or easily intimidated person. Widow (pg82)A woman whose spouse has died andwho has not remarried.

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    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentFortune (pg84)Extensive amounts of material possessionsor money; wealth. A large sum of money.DoomInevitable destruction or ruin. Fate,especially a tragic or ruinous one. Adecision or judgment, especially an officialcondemnation to a severe penalty.Judgment Day.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentSlay (pg85)To kill by violence. to destroy; extinguish. DamselA young woman or girl; a maiden.LividEnraged; furiously angry, reddish orflushed, paled.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentCommon (pg86)General; ordinary.DabbedTo apply with short poking strokes. Tocover lightly with or as if with a moistsubstance.Nick (pg87)A notch, a small cut/portion.

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    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentKnickersShort, loose-fitting undergarment.Justice (pg90)The quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness; rightfulness or lawfulness, justness ofground or reason.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction Literal Meaning

    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentPranks (pg91)A mischievous trick or practical joke.WoolyContaining or consisting of wool.ChunkyShort and thick; stocky.

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    Textual evidenceMeaning and commentPaddedA soft material forming a cushion.ThermalUsing, producing, or caused by heat. Intended or designed in such a way asto help retain body heat.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA night which has all the negativeweather, example: cold, chilly wind, foggy, raining/snowing etc.Foul andfilthy night(pg63)The most terrible as opposed to the best.Worst sortHandsome male befitting a womenstaste and desire.Dashing hero (pg61)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesWants what he gets.You always want what you getTerminate his services, stop his employment.Sack the driver (pg64)Sprouts which have been mashedup and made into thick soup.Mushy sprout soupMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesIdeas over above ones capability.Dont get too manyideas above yourstationsToo rich as in having an oil well.Filthy rich...thick black and oilyGets what he wants.You always get what you wantMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesConstantly complains as if that isthe only thing one does.Nags for a living (pg68)A person who is regarded problematic.Pain in the neckA stupid person.Dim-wit (pg67)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA branch of heather flowers.Sprig of heather (pg71)A slow and stupid person.Dim, daft, dopey,dozey and dippy(pg69)Smelly situation, an uncomfortable situation.Bit of a stinkMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA person who spoils anothers lifeand makes it difficult for that personto survive.The man who wrecked my lifeA person who is (unofficially)managing the town.The man whoruns this town (pg72)Having heather flowers is supposed to bring luck.Lucky heatherMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesNot having any kinds of dirt nor anyforms of insects, rats etc/sometimesreferred to lower class humanbeings/referred to unwanted person (s), a form of profanities,swearing words.Free of filth, of vermin, of scumMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesQuite bad.Pretty grimThe fingers are numb due to the cold.Feel my fingersHas made the other person go away/off.Ive sent you on your way (pg73)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA little bit of rust.Hint of rustVery cold.Jolly cold (pg74)The situation is manageable.Its not that badMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesHigh amount of water vapour, humidity.Rising damp (pg76)Less than seven days week.Shorter working week The wick in the candle is short.Shorter working wick (pg75)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesAn exclamation of surprise.By jove (pg77)The centre of an apple which holdsthe seed, not the fleshy portion.Apple coreWood attacked by certain fungi.Dry rotMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesSlang: not dead but in dead like situation.Dead chuffedPleased, happy with oneself.Chuffed as Ill be (pg81)A person who comes to save theother who is in trouble.Knight inshining armour (pg78)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesWill be so loud that the screams willnot be heard.Drown your screamsThe sound which the train producesis like animalistic growl or roar.Roar of the midnight expressTo be thrilled or surprised of something.Chuffed to bitsMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA cloaked man or a skeletonwith a scythe who is personifiedas death.Grim reaper(pg82)(Symbol of death)A young beautiful girl.Pretty young thingThe track the train is meant to go on.Path of the trainMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesTrains which kill seem to happenoften in his family.Killer trainsmust run inyour familyIs travelling in the midnight express.Has a ticket inthe midnight expressMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesThe person who is to inherit alarge sum of money or property.Heir to a fortune Had gone to the rubbish yard.He must have gone to the tipThe train came before the time itwas due, before they could get theinformation from her.The train came early (pg84)Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesThe cost of something, a bribe.Name your price (pg90)Just in time.Nick of time A lady who needs help.Damsel in distress Meaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesTo walk in a particular direction orwalk in a particular manner.Walk this way Let circumstances or fate decide,let the natural consequences takeits course.Leave to their fateCatch and handover to the police.Hand you overMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuDiction PhrasesA person who was famous or well to do.I was somebodyA person who is not famous orwell to do but now madefamous or well to do.I was nobody butyou have mademe into somebodyThe drama is coming to an end.Our drama draws to an endMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuDiction PhrasesEveryone can see how in lovethey are: love you under anycircumstances, or difficulties. Our love is clear forall to see love youthrough thick or thin(pg91)Fed up.Im sick to the back teeth of the lot of youA person who was not famous or well to do.A nobodyMeaning and commentTextual evidence

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLord Septic

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationBossy/ LeaderIll sack the driver. (pg64)Power crazy/ Moneycrazy/ Selfish/AmbitiousDo you know what Im just astep away from?Power, Money, Fame. Immad for it.Powerful/ proudI always get what I want.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLord Septic

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationGreedyIll be the richest man in the land.DreamerOne day it will be mine. (pg66)DeterminedAnd nothing will get in my way.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLord Septic

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationCreative/ThinkerIll now go...to plot more plans.CruelI need to kill. (pg67)CunningI only married (my wife) for her arms. (pg68)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersLord Septic

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationConceit/BoasterI can snap them like twigs... (pg80)Over ConfidentLet him go. Who cares? He cant harm us. (pg81)CorruptIf you let us go, Ill pay.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersDont get too near the edge of theplatform, sir (pg64)LoyalHis remarks are full of doublemeanings, agreeing with his boss and at the same time ridiculing him.WittyAgrees with everything his bosssays. (in the whole novel)Apple polishingSupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...your ever-so big lordship, sir.(pg64)Dont get too many ideas aboveyour station, sir. (pg66)Sarcasm

    ...do you know what Ill be....Even more greedy sir. (pg64)answered Crouch.MischievousSupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouchContinue

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...and you want what you always get,sir etc. Dont get too many ideasabove your station, sir. (pg 66)you need to kill your wife, sir. (pg 67)Are they nice to hug. (pg68)I bet thatll cause a bit of a stink, sir.(pg68)In fact most of his statements havemischievous connotations.MischievousSupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersIm not very good with letters, sir. (pg67)HumbleBecause youll own the biggesttrain set ever. (pg66)I bet thatll cause a bit of a stink,sir. (pg68)HumourousBut youve got quite a bit of that already.ThoughtfulSupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersYes, his lordship. The man who (etc)... (Pg72)Proud/ LoyalShut up. Clear off. Get lost. (pg70)CruelAt last I have some power... (pg70)Power crazySupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersI was only following orders, sir. Itwasnt me. (pg78)Coward...throws her tray of flowers... (pg72)BullySupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersThe roar of the midnight express willsoon drown your screams.(pg81)Just the sound of death. (pg82)Here it comes...like thunder...like adragon coming to slay the damsel.(pg85)Killer trains must run in your family sir.(pg82)CreativeSupporting informationCharacteristicsCrouch

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersI havent eaten for three days.(pg72)What can I do?...(until)...Ill neversee the sun again. (Roses one whole speech at pg73)PatheticIts the same to me if its night or day. (pg71)Pitiful...I am a poor... (pg70)PoorSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersMy mother is so sick and I must pay for the pills.Compassionate/CaringBut I cant go home till I earn a few coins. (pg72)HardworkingSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersAnd what is your face likeYoufeel cold, yet so strong andsmooth...with just a hint of rust.(pg74)It could be the key to my heart! ButI dont even know your name.(pg77)HumourousSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPerhaps your luck will change tonight. OptimisticHave you got a swimming pool. (pg76)Playful...you look so pretty when you smile... (pg75)PrettySupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersNo, please. (She faints) (pg80)Weak/ Timid/ PitifulIts because of you Im blind. Itsbecause of you my mother is so illin our slum. Its because of you I have nothing. (Pg79)BoldSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPercy, can it really be you? (pg86)Hopeful...what became of the poorbaby?...It was Percy. (pg84)The key in the purse round yourneck...That key must unlock thegold. (pg88)Intelligent/InsightfulSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of Characters...I will always love you throughthick and thin! (pg91)LovingOh Percy! I love you. (pg89)ImpulsiveThe key! The key! (pg88)ExcitedSupporting informationCharacteristicsRose

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPercy

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationConcernedI say its not that bad! (pg73)CheerfulI say, cheer up. (pg74)GentleA pure sweet rose!... (pg75)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPercy

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationPlayful...my front room has rising damp. Pathetic/Humble Im an orphan... (pg76)An apple core on my head...OptimisticI think (my luck) already has (changed).

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPercy

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationCourageousHow dare you harm a poor young girl. (pg77)BoldThen pick up her flowers. (pg78)Bold/ DaringLet go of her. (pg80)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuQuality of CharactersPercy

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationInsightfulI told the guard on the train to callthe police...youll go to prison. (pg87)WittyYou must never pull the chainwhen the train is still in the station. Supportive/Caring/ConsiderateYou can pay....operation...motherspills...new home... (pg89)

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuQuality of CharactersPercy

    CharacteristicsSupporting informationKind heartedHalf of this is yours. Responsible/IncorruptibleMy price is JUSTICE. (pg90)Fair mindedLets leave these villains to their fate.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuTongue TwistersPercys purse and the purple pants popped

    these plotters and their pranks.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuIdiomsAs thick as a pea soupNot clear, very murky, poor visibility. Description of anything denoting its closeness or relationshipA pain in the neckA person who complaints or annoys continuously on everything. Something which is regarded negatively.

  • Exit ForwardPreviousMenuIdiomsKnight in Shining ArmourSomeone who helps when one needs help.Kill two birds with one stoneAccomplish two or more work/ matters with one attempt.A lot of water has gone under the bridgeTime has passed.

  • Lessons and ValuesExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuHope, spurs on humans. Hope creates mental

    positivism to take us higher or better than we

    are, presently. Lord Septic hoped to become the

    richest man in the land. Rose hoped to get her

    sight back and cure her mom. Percy hoped that

    Rose would be his. Crouch hoped for a chance

    to be the boss. Some of their hopes did come to

    fruition.

  • Moral and LessonsLessons and ValuesExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuSometimes what we hope for, does not happen.

    Sometimes it does. It is not the end result which

    matters actually. It is the drive created by

    hoping that matters. The lesson is simple, hope,

    do your best and hope for the best. Somewhere,

    somehow there will be a turning point which

    may happen downright by luck or due to your

    hard work and proper planning. Hope, invariably

    becomes a catalyst which spurs you on to

    achieve what you desire.

  • Moral and LessonsLessons and ValuesExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuIt is said that every cloud has a silver lining. So

    whatever the situation, bad or good, a problem

    should be seen as an opportunity, an opportunity to

    prove oneself. The situation may seem to be cloudy,

    but if we do not look at it as a problem we may see

    a light or a silver lining at the corner of the cloud. A

    light example which seem to reflect this, seems to

    be, Rose who was having so many problems, and it

    is this problems which made her meet Percy, and

    her problems are solved as she helps him with her

    intelligence.

  • Moral and LessonsLessons and ValuesExit ForwardPreviousContinueMenuCrime does not pay, this is a fundamental rule.

    One may enjoy in a short term, but one day, one

    will have to answer for those bad deeds. And

    when one has to answer for those deeds, the

    bigger they are, or they think they are, the

    harder they fall. Lord Septic was rich, but was

    greedy. His criminal act of trying to kill at the

    end, caught up with him. Otherwise he would

    not be left to his fate with the police.