• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Looking at schizophrenia.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

GCSE Drama 2009 Paper 1 - Portfolio Response Task In lesson six we studied the disorder schizophrenia in detail. We used many different explorative strategies to do this in the lesson. We discussed our views on the disorder and each of us had varied opinions. One of the first activities we took part in was a half-way house situation. This included role play, we were told that an old mental ward would be used as a halfway house in coulsdon, where we lived, for this we had to use role play and our imaginations. We were told the people that would be living there had many different disorders but were believed to be safe, and soon they would be let out whilst supervised into old coulsdon and coulsdon. ...read more.

Middle

Most of them were so amazed they fell down or just stopped still and stared. This shows how little things we take for granted can be the best thing in the world to another person. In that same activity we thought tracked, how the mentally ill person might feeling and how the people around them were thinking. The mentally ill person for example was usually thinking "I can't believe what I'm seeing, is it real? Or am imagining it?" The witness for example is usually thinking "What's the matter with them?" and the guards are usually thinking "I just want to show them around and get them back inside." Apart from the mentally ill person they're all being very ignorant. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is a lot like people treating mental disorders in a strange way. They take their illness and make it seem worse than it actually is. There is a lot of prejudice against mentally ill people, because their different and were scared of the truth about them. They are just like everyone else, but they do have something wrong with them, yet people treat them as outcasts and lock them away from society. Overall this lesson helped me understand just what schizophrenia meant and how it can affect a person's life and the people around them very seriously. I believe this lesson has enabled me to create more watchable drama. Also it has helped me to understand how I can make serious issues more interesting and hopefully improve my work in the future. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances essays

  1. Year 11 Portfolio on Homelessness

    I chose these three still images because I wanted to show some of the different situations that would have been placed upon them. I chose to show that I was walking my dog with my head down carrying everything that I had with me.

  2. Drama Exploration - Gender Issues

    A few moments later the family is visited by social workers who are there to take their children. They then try talking their way out of it. Then finally they all came to a compromise; the kids didn't have to go if they went to stay with the person who called the social workers.

  1. When looking at one of the last perspectives we have examined, the behaviorist perspective, ...

    Yet, I am still writing this essay now. Therefore I am doing it because I 'ought' to do it. For therapeutic purposes, what Rogers would advise me to do, would be to quit right now, and start acting according to my own perceptions of what is right and wrong!

  2. We had to create a tableaux image of the four strong words in the ...

    his dead wife, I showed this by looking very upset, but forcing a smile to try and encourage the rest of the family to smile for the photo. After this the father had decided he couldn't cope, as I walked through the children I held my head low to show

  1. Drama portfolio - Oppression.

    We looked at hatred amongst different races, and to demonstrate this we picked a highly ridiculous, and ambiguous example of this, we chose to do brown eyes vs. blue eyes. By having speakers for a group, it was very good at showing the progression and reactions of others.

  2. After much discussion, our group decided we wanted to explore the illness schizophrenia.

    We discussed lighting and decided to dim the lights. Noha suggested the schizophrenic could shine a torch on the faces of the people voicing the thoughts. When we put our ideas to practice, we were not fully content. The thoughts pulled Lorri, who role-played the schizophrenic, down too hastily.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work