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The Blind Side Essay

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Tips og råd til strukturering af engelsk 'essay' opgaveNedenfor kommer 'tips og råd' til skrivning af engelsk essay. Eksempelafsnittene er hentet fra elevanalyser af novellen Good Advice is rarer than rubies.Struktur:INDLEDNING:Husk en 'traktindledning' dvs. en generel indledning der favner emnet bredt og leder læseren ind på den tekst/emne der skal arbejdes med. Den må gerne være 'catchy', men relevant. Husk at få forbundet tragtintro med det specifikke stilemne - f.eks. :Sir Salman Rushdie (he was appointed a Knight Bachelor in June 2007) was born 1947 in Bombay, India. He grew up in Bombay, but later on he went to England, where he finished his exam at King's College, Cambridge. He is a famous British Indian novelist and essayist. He became recognized after his second novel, Midnight's Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981. His novels and short stories are often in relation to the troubles (especially migration) between the Eastern and Western world. "Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies" is a remarkable short story, which emphasizes the migration and connection between the two worlds apart.'KROPPEN':Her uddybes/forklares emnet. De ideer/underemner der arbejdes med inddeles i afsnit (=paragraphs). I vil blive bedt om at 'analysere og fortolke en tekst' dvs. I skal være opmærksomme på at få de dele med som hører til en tekstanalyse dvs.En kort plot description - Hold jer til fakta. Hvad er problemet?/løsningen? Det giver ingen 'point' at give et referat af teksten, men det hører til for at få jeres tekst til at hænge sammen)Characters - hvad er det for personer forfatteren har skabt? Hvad repræsenterer de? Hvordan vælger forfatteren at lade dem repræsentere (fortællerstemmer)?, hvorfor? Hvilke værdier er de tillagt? Hvem står de evt. i modsætning til? Etc.Miss Rehana is a rather complex character as she is portrayed in the text, even though little is said about her directly. Only her look and age is described: "Miss Rehana's eyes were large and black and shiny enough not to need the help of antimony […]" the choice of referring to antimony is a rather interesting author choice, as the antimony sulfide was used as a collyrium which was used to clear vision, or as a cosmetic from times around 3000 BC in the eastern world. Indirectly the sentence tells that Miss Rehana is clear sighted with out the use of old wisdom. Another example of complexity is that she is a relatively young woman, but she uses a lot of old fashioned idioms as: "Good advice is rarer than rubies" and "When fate sends a gift, one receives good fortune". A more modern quality is her independence directly described in the text compared to the frightened (mostly veiled) women in the waiting house.In comparison to her Muhammad Ali is constantly described as old and grey haired. He is skilled in tricking and cheating insecure people,...

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