Why has islands been so popular as the setting for literature over the centuries? Many authors have selected islands as their setting for books. Islands have been used as the location for literature over the centuries from The Tempest by William Shakespeare in 1610 to Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo in 1999. So evidently many authors have considered islands as a unique and interesting setting for a long time but why? Sometimes we go to places we want to go to like on a holiday but occasionally you could end up somewhere you weren’t hoping to go. For example, you were on a boat and it was shipwrecked during a storm and you found yourself washed up on an island. Often in books set on islands the characters don’t choose to be on the island. They are there because of a disaster e.g. shipwreck which has happened resulting in them on the island. The Tempest, The Cay and Kensuke’s Kingdom are just a few examples of books which involve someone on an island because of a shipwreck. However characters don’t always have to go through a shipwreck to land on an island for instance in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - the children who were being evacuated whilst a war was going on. Besides the plane they were in crashed on the island. When characters in literature are drifted ashore by a disaster like these they are usually on a deserted island. The characters commonly develop as people like in Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe similarly Phillip in The Cay by Theodore Taylor because they have to stand on their own two feet and make wise decisions. In addition being on a secluded island gives you time to think about your behaviour and attitude in a crisis like this. Authors prefer to use remote islands rather than an island where people have settled because it leaves the characters in desperate situation and fighting for their survival. In survival theme it is likened to a battle between Man vs. Nature. The person would have to fight for themselves in the conditions which were thrown at them at any time e.g. a storm, tsunami, earthquake etc. Plus much easier things to deal with like limited amount of food and clothing. The author can decide how difficult the circumstances are and what features and resources are on the island. The island might not have any plants which supplied edible food. Or maybe the island was surrounded by water which didn’t attract a lot of sea creatures which the people could eat. An island is limited in size however big or small the author decides for it to be. Another point is that, it is quite difficult to spot another part of land meaning it is isolated unless the island the creature is on is part of an archipelago. Which means it isn’t easy to leave an island because it is alone. The island could be small and unknown. If the island is unknown it is less likely they will be rescued and they will have to battle for their lives for longer. The author also has a lot of choice with inventing an island. They can be as imaginative
Unit 10 Principle of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
1.1 Identify different reasons why people communicate
To share information, opinions and ideas with others, to give instruction and to ask any questions, to express their needs and feelings, to give instruction and encouragement to others, to socialize with, tell stories and comfort others.
1.2 Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult social
All individuals communicate to ensure that their preferences…
Just like adults, young children need energy from food and nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals, to make sure their bodies work properly and can repair themselves. At this age, children grow very quickly and are usually very active, so they need plenty of calories and nutrients. A healthy and varied diet should provide all the nutrients your toddler needs.
Remember to include these sorts of foods every day:
• Milk and dairy foods – these provide protein, vitamins…
Outcome 1 Unit title: Promote Children’s Welfare and Well-being in Early Years
Outcome title: Understand the welfare requirements of the relevant years framework
There are a broad range of international and domestic legislation relating to child welfare and protection. In Northern Ireland we have to follow The Children (NI) Order 1995. It identifies the welfare of the child as being of paramount importance and sets Protection as one of the five key principles. It is the most…
with the NMC code of confidentiality. (NMC 2009)
Miss Q, an 84 year old elderly Female, came onto the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital based in Greater Manchester due to a fall that occurred an hour previously whilst she was taking rubbish out. During the night, she was transferred to the Orthopaedic ward diagnosed with a fractured neck of femur. As part of her treatment Miss Q was scheduled to undergo a procedure known as Thompson’s Hemiarthroplasty to correct the fracture.
Unit 027, 1.1 - Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.
When providing a healthy and safe environment both inside and outside the nursery, there are factors myself and other practitioners need to consider; individual children and any specific needs they may have, for example at my work place we a baby with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes restricted growth, poor core muscle…
leading a healthy lifestyle, it is important to bear this condition in mind, in the hopes of preventing the onset of vascular dementia.
Dementia and learning disabilities
Some people with learning disabilities are at risk of developing dementia in adult life. People with Down’s syndrome are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of Alzheimer’s increases as the person gets older. It is estimated that over half of the people with Down’s syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s disease when they…
cases that get heard in a courtroom, however "the judge doesn't hear about the abuse an offender has suffered as a child". Jason Arthur West, on 5th April was a convicted armed robber, he was denied opportunities as a child that most children or young adults were given in the community because the way he was brought up as a child. Mr. Wests home environment was described "putrid and the necessities of life were not always available". Because of Mr. West lifestyle as a child was very poor this had led…
ways and therefore supervision in the playground must be more attentive for children 3-6 years than older children.
* Pest control is another issue for health and safety as outdoor play spaces should be kept free of animal wastes, cleared of rubbish, sand box areas need to be covered when not in use. Pesticides should not be used on or near surfaces where children play.
* Maintenance-all outdoor activity areas should be maintained in a clean and safe condition at all times.
GP NOTES 2010 (ESSAY)
a. New vs. Traditional
b. New: narcissistic?
c. Government Censorship
d. Profit-driven Media
f. Private life of public figures
g. Celebrity as a role model
h. Blame media for our problems
i. Power + Responsibility of Media
j. Media ethics
k. New Media and Democracy
a. Science and Ethics
b. Government and scientist role in science
c. Rely too much on technology?
d. Nuclear technology…