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Nicole Newman Drama Metamorphosis In social, historical and political context I will cover how Kafka is also linked to metamorphosis from his ideas. I will also link him to Befokk. I will look at Berkoff and link his back ground to Metamorphosis. I will also look at what the critics say about Befokk. Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. Kafka is among the most influential in western theatre. His stories such as metamorphosis and the novels including the trail and the castle, concern troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal. In Kafka's life he was unhappy with his working time schedule, this links to the play as Gregor was not happy with his working days but had to do it to keep his family. His father often referred to his son's job as insurance officer as a Brotberuf, literally bread job a job only done to pay the bills. That is a link to the play as Gregor only worked to help his parents to pay for the bills and that is how Kafka's father thought of his job. Kafka showed a positive attitude at first, dedicating much of his free time to the business. ...read more.

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"He felt grate pride he'd been able to provide for his parents and sister in such a fine flat". Naturalistic dialogue is used in the plays as the character talks to each other in a different manner to try and represent a real family and a real life. "Mrs. S: did he drink it? Greta: he obviously doesn't like it anymore". Stylised and rhythmic language is also used in the play to support a theme or a mood that is made by the characters. Rhythm and reputation are very much part of the language of this play, increasing sense of monotony and routine and ritual that is important to the life. "Nuts yes! Raisins. Yes! Apples. Yes!" Gregor is also able to talk to himself through soliloquy. He becomes a representative of a human being or everyman figure. Nonverbal communication (NVC) is usually understood as the process of communication through sending and receiving wordless messages. Such messages can be communicated through gesture; body language or posture; facial expression and eye contact. Speech may also contain nonverbal elements also, written texts have nonverbal elements such as handwriting style, spatial arrangement of words, or the use of emoticons. ...read more.

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What we did in a group was that we made more use of our voice by using different tone and volume. Saying all the lines together it made our voice more louder with out shouting at the top of our voice. Also as we said it all together then straight after that we would be come different characters and make it out that we was asking Greta a question or even being really happy about it and would repeat what she would say to give it more meaning to the words. Also when I had to say Gregor's line witch was just "or" I made it out so I would try and get peoples attentions to say this is what happens in our daily routine. Also at the end of the part of script we had to look at was Image - eating - silent mime. We had to do a silent mine witch is act like we was talking but eating at the same time when we done this we showed no emotion our face. In the s´┐Żance we did not use any pauses as we did not want to reflect what we just said. The pace changed within the scene as we wanted what we was saying to come across to the audience as happy and then get sadder and more upset. ...read more.

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