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

Deborah Moggach uses humour to address social issues consider how she does this, paying particular attention to her use of language

Free essay example:

Deborah Moggach uses humour to address social issues consider how she does this, paying particular attention to her use of language  

In this essay I will look at how Deborah Moggach uses humour to address social issues. I will give my own opinion and I will also pay particular attention to her use of language.

In this essay I will focus on ‘fool for love’ by Deborah Moggach, she addresses the social issues of older women having a relationship with younger men. In this story there is a middle age mother with two teenagers and she found a 26 year old man for a relationship through her day time job in a dispatch room.

Deborah Moggach uses humour to address a social issue a number of times throughout the story. The first time we see this is when Deborah Moggach the 26 year old man ask Esther out, ‘want to help me buy a Christmas present for my mum’. This is used as a social issue as he is asking to spend time with her. However the humour comes in later when Deborah Moggach says ‘but did he just want the advice of mature woman’. This makes the audience think and brings reality into the story and reminds us of Esther’s age. We are reminded by the young man’s age later on in the story through humour when Esther is telling him about the state of her son’s bedroom until she realise he is young himself ‘you couldn’t complain about adolescents to somebody who was practically one himself’. This humour is shown as it is as if Esther is relating the young man of her dreams to her son. Deborah Moggach then uses humour when she gets into how Esther feels about how long it had been since she had fallen in ‘love again’ and ‘Since she had shaved her legs every single day’. This humour is shown to emphasis what it is like to fall in love and what ladies do on a daily bases to show that they care top their man. This is also linked to a social issue as it is the reason she is ‘shaving her legs on a daily bases’ for the social aspect of seeing the man.

In the sixth paragraph of ‘fool for love’, Deborah Moggach uses humour by saying ‘she had lent him £10-he never had any money-and he still paid her back’. This is used in a social issue as they are socialising together more carefully now as the story goes on. This is also humours’ as people can relate towards it and it shows that he cares for his feelings and cares for her.

‘Fool for love’ by Deborah Moggach is a story that people are able to relate to well. It seems to be that everyone has fallen in love and had ups and downs, whether they would die to be with them for the rest of their lives or be with them for a period of time. ‘Fool for love’ emphasises just how strong love can be and how powerful it is to some people and this is how people are able to relate towards the story. Humour for a social issues is used a lot of the time throughout the story as a mature woman with a younger man does happen it is not too common which gives Deborah Moggach the perfect chance to play with the writing and ass humour into the story. ‘Fool for love’ is all about social issues with Esther meeting a new young man at work to meeting her son from the airport. I lot of the things that Esther does is because of a social issue and how she wants to come across to people when being social able.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Pre and Post 1914 Comparison section.

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

Related GCSE English Skills and Knowledge Essays

See our best essays

Related GCSE Pre and Post 1914 Comparison essays

  1. Trace the history of "the old lie" with particular reference to the poetry of ...

    this line is essentially saying that the soldiers died on the battlefield but though the use of the word "fell" and "hero", Tennyson allows a sentence about death to become majestic, serene even, which is a testament to his skills as a writer.

  2. How are attitudes to love and relationships presented in To His Coy Mistress, The ...

    The structure of the stanzas make it seem like the poem is telling a story and keeps it flowing, like it is going through time and over the events that happened. The last two stanzas of the poem are different to the rest of it.

  1. How do Blake and Wordsworth use language to present their view of London

    king, to guilds to give them the power to say who worked in a particular area or street. Blake saw Charter as giving privileges to the middle class people and denying the poor the opportunity to work. By saying "charter'd street", Blake is saying that the streets are being controlled,

  2. How does Rupert Brooke uses language in order to convey a war patriotism?

    The two poets take different approaches in portraying the effect that war has on the people involved. In order to compare the poems the topics of theme, tone and figurative language will be examined. Why is it so important to know the authors' feelings?

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