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A major theme in Our Day Out is the lack of education and opportunity for young people in the inner city. Using scenes from the play, show how Willy Russell makes the audience aware of this theme.

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A major theme in 'Our Day Out' is the lack of education and opportunity for young people in the inner city. Using scenes from the play, show how Willy Russell makes the audience aware of this theme. Introduction. The play that I am writing about is called 'Our Day Out' and it was written by Willy Russell. The main theme of the play is to tell the reader what life was like for people (mainly children) in Liverpool in the 1970s and what their education was like. During the 1970s 100 000 jobs were lost in Liverpool because the docks had been closed and all of the factories were closing down. The unemployment went up, the streets got dirty, there was no money in education and the only thing that the kids could do was play on the streets and get into trouble. I think that this is like the play by Willy Russell because all the factories were closing down, the docks had been closed and there was rubbish all over the streets. ...read more.


It is also because she agrees with Les when he says 'There all backwards round here' and she always asks stupid questions. Carol is fooling her self about living in a nice place because she has no basic skills to get a job and buy a house in. Part 2: At the zoo. When Ronson is stood at the bear pit he is trying to say that even though the bear was brought up in captivity would it think about a better life and trying to escape to it. The bears and the progress class are similar because: Bear Progress class It is kept behind bars. There lives are terrible at home. It is mad and bad tempered. It wants to be free. They want a better life. It is treated badly. It knows about a better ways of living. A dramatic device is a word or a sentence that has a lot of tension in it. Carol is a good example of how deprived these pupils are because she doesn't know where anywhere is apart from anywhere in Liverpool, there are no jobs for them, they don't get taught much, they have poor communication skills and they use a lot of slang. ...read more.


is very angry with Carol, Carol is very depressed and wants to jump of the cliff and Briggs moves 'slowly' towards Carol and she moves closer to the edge of the cliff. Briggs changes from his miserable character to a happy one because he is pleased that Carol is safe he hugs her and decides not to shout. It is important that the audience believes that Briggs has changed and that things could get better for the progress group because if they don't then they will wonder why he is laughing, joking and having fun at the fair. We are meant to feel let down and sad at the end because there were a lot of good pictures on the film including some of Briggs smiling and having fun instead of being miserable and instead of developing the pictures like he promised he over-exposed them and screwed them up. Willy Russell shows his audience that a day out didn't solve anything because at the end of it th photos were ruined and Brigs still ignored Carol. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jonathon Worsley Page 1 'Our Day Out' essay. ...read more.

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