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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.

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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.

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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.

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