Was Oystermouth Castle typical of the castles built in Wales during the middle Ages

I am currently studying Oystermouth Castle. I am going to establish whether Oystermouth Castle was typical of castles built in Wales during the middle Ages. William de Londres a Normal lord built Oystermouth Castle in the town of Mumbles. Therefore, Oystermouth was a Norman castle, built as part of a chain of castles that controlled […]


The Holocaust – How responsible was Adolf Hitler

Hitler could have been solely responsible for the attacks on the Jews because he often spoke privately about a wave of attacks (pogroms), which he claimed would hit the Jews harder than those described in their biblical past, which did take place during the holocaust. However, there were other factors that lead to attacks on […]


Why did an organised campaign against segregation and discrimination emerge in the southern states during the 1950s

During the 1940s Segregation was practised throughout the USA, although it was beginning to be challenged by the 1950s. During the 1950s there was an apparent rapid increase in the battle against segregation and discrimination. The aim of reaching racial equality was set to be achieved by a three stage plan, which involved making people […]


The Wall Street Crash was the main reason Hitler got into power

The Wall Street Crash of 1929 gave Hitler the step up that he needed to get into power although it may not have been the only reason. I am going to discuss reasons why Hitler came to power and whether the Wall Street Crash was the most important one. After the Wall Street Crash, many […]


The novel is set in Alabama in the1930’s

Harper Lees shows us a very interesting and honest perspective of life in the 1930’s. She has set the novel in Alabama, South America and merges the segregation of black and white, in with the main narratives in the book. She writes about racism, prejudice, injustice, discrimination, courage and tolerance, and uses believable characters to […]


Compare and Contrast The Two Novels, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘The Withered Arm’

At first, the two texts, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and ‘The Withered Arm’, didn’t seem to have much in common, but after close study, the similarities became clearer. ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was written by Harper Lee and is set in 1930’s Alabama. ‘The Withered Arm’ was written by Thomas Hardy and was set in […]


To Kill a Mockingbird – critical review

To Kill a Mockingbird is set during the 1930’s in a small, isolated town in Maycomb County, Alabama. The 1930’s was a period of great change with new ideas coming to the forefront of the Western world. America was fast becoming one of the most powerful countries in the world and therefore its ideas and […]


In what ways would it be fair to say that Mayella Ewell was as much a victim of Maycomb society as Tom Robinson

First of all I have to say that both were treated unfairly and were judged by the society when no one bothered to get to know them. Tom was judged because he is black and Mayella was judged because to the whites she is no better then the Negroes and, even though she lives in […]


Two dramatic episodes in ‘To Kill A Mockinbird’

The first episode I am going to discuss in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ which is dramatic is in Chapter 6 where Jem, Scout and Dill go to the ‘Radley’ house. Harper Lee dramatises the situation in various ways. For example, tension is built when the children are going under the fence into the […]


“To Kill a Mockingbird” novel and film

The title sequence of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” represents the ideas and themes of the novel in several ways. For instance in the first shot, we could see the title “To Kill a Mockingbird” scribbled on a paper and rubbed off by a little girl, this is symbolic as it shows us it […]


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