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English coursework

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Shannon Green

on 19 December 2013

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Transcript of English coursework

Hell is a Lonely Place by Charles Bukowski
Transformation idea
- Short story/novel extract

- Ophelia's point of view

- 1st person
Transformation idea
- Play script

- The meeting of the old couple
My texts and transformations
Literary Context
Life & Work
Literary Context
Structure & Style
Life & Work

Shakespeare's Hamlet
- Opposing pairs
- Custom
- Imprisonment
- Spying
- Testing
- Humanity
- Horatio goes to meet the castle guards
- Hamlet sees the ghost
- Hamlet decides to feign madness and begins to test the others
- Hamlet puts on a play
- Hamlet kills Polonius
- Hamlet is sent to England
- The duel
- Charles Bukowski was born in Germany
- His father believed in hard discipline
- At 13 he had his first taste of alcohol
- He began attending LA City College in 1939
- He gave up his writing aspirations in 1946
- At the age of 35 he began his professional writing career
- Bukowski died in 1994 of leukemia
1920 - 1994
- Death
- Suicide
- Illness
- Alcoholism
- Depression
- Misanthropy
- Violence

Structure & Style
- Free verse structure
- Short lines
- Abrupt breaks
- Simplistic
- Ironic humour
- Semi-autobiographical
- The characters are not described in great detail

- Presumably reflections of Bukowski's values and attitudes

- Comparison between the new 'upwardly mobile couple' and the old couple
- Bukowski was heavily influenced by his childhood

- The social, cultural and economic ambiance of his home city, LA

- Hamlet, like Shakespeare's other plays, is written in a combination of verse and prose
- The nobles typically speak in unrhymed iambic pentameter
- Characters who aren't so high-class (gravediggers) just talk.
- Hamlet drifts between the two.
- Shakespeare could have taken the story of Hamlet from several possible sources, including a twelfth-century Latin history of Denmark

- As the Renaissance spread to other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, however, a more skeptical strain of humanism developed, stressing the limitations of human understanding
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