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Compare two/three scenes showing how the writer creates contrasting dramatic effects 'Our day out' is a comedy in which a group of Liverpool school children is taken on a trip to North Wales. There is a lot of fun and many of the scenes make us laugh such as the zoo scene and the fair scene. Some of the characters are funny some are kind and some are very mean. The characters use slang language. These are based on author's own experience. Many things happen on the beach scenes such as teacher's and children playing football. Children running, screaming paddling, shouting, laughing and even the teacher Susan pretends to seduce Reily and the kids spy on Susan and Reily: "Susan- I'm all yours...handsome...! Reilly- Don't mess, miss Susan-(putting her arm around him) I'm not messing big boy I'm serious!" The effect on the audience will be does the teacher fancy Reily and if she does is she going to do anything and is Reily just going to stand there and watch. In this part of the beach scene Mr Briggs sits alone on a rock away from the children which tells us he doesn't care about the children and he doesn't want to know them or understand them. ...read more.


The teacher start to get worried and start to look fir her every where they asked the children and they shouted her name. Mrs Kay goes and asks Mr Briggs and he hasn't seen her either and he starts to look for her. "Briggs- you mean you've lost her Mrs Kay- no I mean she might have wondered of Briggs- well, what's that if it's not loosing her? All I can say is it's a wonder you haven't lost half a dozen of them. Mrs Kay, Collin and Brigs walk of in separate directions" Mr Brigg goes looking for her on the cliff and he finds. She was standing watching the see waves crashing against the cliff. Mr Briggs goes a step forward and calls her to "Come here now" But carol doesn't listen to him. She tells him to go and she is going to stay in Wales forever. Mr Briggs doesn't listen to her either he tell her to stop being stupid and come here right way. Mr Briggs is just like a teacher and uses sentences that Carol will ignore and she will not come down. Mr Briggs moves one step forward and carol moves closer to the edge of the cliff. ...read more.


The beach and the cliff are totally different. The thing that is totally different about these two scenes are the moods. In the beach scene the teachers where having fun (expect Mr Briggs) they were laughing, shouting and playing with the children but in the cliff scene they were different. This scene builds more tension and it is upsetting and the audience are really quite and are listening very carefully and they really anxious to know what's going to happen next. The scene that I really enjoyed watching was the beach scene this was because it was funny and I like Mrs Kay's behaviour towards the kids. I didn't like Mr Briggs he was a moody person. He likes to argue with other people over small things. He blames others and he doesn't care if it's adult or kids and there is Mrs Kay who loves children. I liked Mrs Kay because she care for others and handle this calmly she wouldn't harm or upset any one but if someone tries to blame or upset her like Mr Briggs she would not stand for that. Over all I thing Mr Briggs panics too much and Mrs Kay is a calm and a helpful person. Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs are totally different from each other just like the moods of the scenes. Salma Kauser 11s 1 ...read more.

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