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Blue Remembered Hills. Dennis Potter took the poem and turned it in to a play about a group of children who were on there school holidays in the forest of dean in Gloucester. Potter is asking if childhood is such a land of lost content and is children so

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Blue Remembered Hills A.E. Houseman's poem looks back at childhood as a "land of lost content" meaning that when you are a child you are innocent and you don't have a care in the world. Also he says that childhood is a "happy highway where I went / and cannot come again" meaning that they are the best years of your life but you can never go back there. Dennis Potter took the poem and turned it in to a play about a group of children who were on there school holidays in the forest of dean in Gloucester. Potter is asking if childhood is such a land of lost content and is children so innocent. The poem was set in the summer of 1943 and there were 5 boys and 2 girls who were played by adults. ...read more.

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was standing up for Raymond and Peter was trying to make Raymond loose and then they get in to a fight and John won and peter was running away "Run, babby, run!" and peter ends up in the old barn talking to Donald. In this part of the play Dennis Potter is trying to make them look as if they are not so innocent. They are being deliberately cruel when they are trying to knock a squirrel out of a tree and they eventually knock it out and kill it. An incident of when they are unintentionally being cruel is when they trap Donald in the barn when Donald is starting a fire in amongst the hay. The other children did this because they wanted to trap him in the barn but did not realize that he had started a fire in it. ...read more.

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Also using adults make them seem less innocent as they are bigger. I think that Dennis Potter had a fun and exciting childhood for a few reasons. In the poem he show the children playing and enjoying themselves in there summer holidays and if he wanted childhood to appear sad and unhappy then he would have had them when they weren't having fun. Also he thinks that they are not as sweet and innocent as they might seem to be. A reason I think he does this is because they can be harmful towards each other. An example is when they lock Donald in the barn. He also shows that they can let there imaginations run away like when they thought the P.O.W had escaped from the camp down the road and they thought they could catch him even though they thought that he would have had to kill a few guards to get out. ...read more.

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