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Compare and contrast "Blue Remembered Hills" by Dennis Potter, "A clockwork orange" and "Warrior square."

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In my essay I will write about "Blue Remembered Hills" by Dennis Potter. I will compare this to "A clockwork orange" and "Warrior square." I performed in Blue Remembered Hills as two characters; I played "Donald Duck." This character is a bit of a loner, he is beaten by his mum and he is teased by his peers because of this, this causes him to be isolated. I also played an extra character, the group I performed with created him and I made up the role and adapted the character. We performed "Blue Remembered Hills" in Rainford high school, on the 8th May 2003. This was our examination piece for our GCSE examination and we were marked on this. I feel that my group did well with our performance and on the whole it was a success, but I think we could improve some aspects of our piece. "Blue Remembered Hills" was written in the 1970's to be performed on television, but was later adapted to be a play. ...read more.

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The main examples in this play though, are the scenes where Alex is actually committing his crimes on stage, which happen quite often. In "Warrior Square" there is quite a bit of violence as the main characters are following a different religion that is frowned upon, the best example of violence though, is the killing of the father of Eva and Andre. Warrior square is similar to Blue Remembered Hills because both plays have adults playing children, but warrior square only has a few child characters, but Blue Remembered Hills has an all child character list. "Blue Remembered Hills" is a black comedy play, but "Warrior Square" is a tragedy, so both plays are sad, and obviously tragic, but one has a comic twist to it. This is a good comparison of the plays because you could observe the ways that the children handle tragedy. For example, in "Blue Remembered Hills," at the end, the children have to come to terms with killing Donald, but in "Warrior Square," the children (Eva and Andre) ...read more.

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The two plays could be compared in the fact that they are both about groups of young people doing what they usually do, but there is an age difference so the plot is different because of this, and the generation gap between the characters, there will obviously be differences in the behaviour of the characters. Overall these three plays all have the same common theme and message in them; they all show the effects of violence and death on different parts of society. "Blue Remembered Hills" shows the effects on young, working class, children in the war years, where as "A Clockwork Orange" shows the effects it would have in the future as this play is set in the future. The play "Warrior Square" is set in the present, so it shows how children, and the wife and sister-in-law (Reva) cope with the death of their family members whilst settling into another country after being driven out of their own. ...read more.

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