At first glance, I didn’t even notice the barricade between me and a world I never could imagine, existed. The dome shaped screen separating me from the unknown, shimmered in the early morning sunlight and contained a swirling white mist, flecked with golden sparkles; giving a somewhat magical quality to the whole situation. Nothing but […]

General Aung San’s Assassination The first scene I will be analyzing from the film “The Lady” directed by Luc Besson is set in Rangoon, Burma on the 19th of July 1947. In this scene, General Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi’s father is assassinated by military rebels under General U Saw’s order. General Aung San was […]

General Aung San is assassinated   What is happening in this scene? General Aung San is being assassinated for his role in organising a democratic government within Burma. The militarial leader of Burma, U Saw, sees Aung San as a threat and ordered his death along with the entirety of his council. Rangoon 19 July […]

In the novel, “Nothing to Envy” written by Barbara Demick an important idea is that the reader reacts more sympathetically to characters that experience both triumph and suffering. Three examples of characters that experience both triumph and suffering are Mi-ran, Oak-hee and Mrs Song. Mi-ran experiences suffering through the inability to help the starving children […]

The aim and purpose of my speech is to educate you all, about the extreme pressures on teenagers today and the consequences that these factors have, specifically on the youth of New Zealand, but also the wider world. I believe that this topic is relevant and extremely important to address in order to improve the […]

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