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AS and A Level: Other Play Writes
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The History Boys. Consider the significance of finding your way in life, in relation to the characters in the play.3 star(s)
Bennett went to Oxford University and also fell in love with a classmate. The character who epitomizes Bennett the most is Posner. The boys in this novel are all trying to find their way in life and getting into Oxbridge goes a long way towards achieving that. The primary aim for all the boys of the class is to get into Oxbridge. It is more important to them than other students knowing the fact that they?re from a working-class background.
- Word count: 2658
Re-read Act 2 Scene 6 of Murmuring Judges. Discuss Hares presentation of the position of women in the police force and the legal profession in this extract and the play as a whole.3 star(s)
Also, no other characters enter the scene as it progresses, so the conversation between Sandra and Irina, and the issues appertaining secrecy and injustice which it raises, are more well-received by the audience, who focus their attention totally on the speech and aesthetic expressions of the two women, and their meanings. For instance, towards the end of the scene, there grows "a real warmth suddenly between the two women," building upon the aforementioned smile share between them, emphasising their rapport and so the matriarchal nature of their culture.
- Word count: 1082