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How Does Willy Russell Make Scenes 5 And 35 Effective In

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Jeffrey Mattingley 10Y How Does Willy Russell Make Scenes 5 And 35 Effective In "Our Day Out"? Willy Russell's "Our Day Out" is a comedy for Television with serious messages. The two scenes 5 and 35 are effective because they show different styles of Briggs. The atmosphere changes rapidly from the early scenes to the later scenes. It starts off as a quiet normal living atmosphere to a noisy coach trip until then end of the storyline. The way Willy Russell writes makes a big impact on the audience because of his change in atmosphere and the way he makes Mr Brigg's lines play the nasty teacher is very important to the story line and makes the story very much more interesting for the audience. From the start of the story to the end of the story, the audiences views on Mr Brigg's change. Scenes 5 and 35 reveal a lot about Mr Brigg's personality. The cultural setting of the play is very important to the story line. The play is based in the 1970's in Liverpool. Liverpool was a town of high unemployment and very run down. There were many social problems and they had a big manufacturing industry. Liverpool was and is very well known for Football and in Music with bands such as the Beatles originating from Liverpool. ...read more.


We'll just have to deal with him the best way we can". Mr Brigg's is known to the audience as a very strict teacher as mentioned above until near the end of the story line, that's when Mr Brigg's actually does show some emotion and feeling. The story stars as the Lollipop man stops Mr Brigg's in the middle of the road, to get Carol safely across the road however the Lollipop man was more concerned about stopping Mr Briggs because before Carol crosses the road the Lollipop man mentions to Carol "Got him this time, he's an arrogant git, that one". So just as soon as the story line starts we already get an impression on the type of character Mr Brigg's is, or is made out to be. We also know that Mr Brigg's dislikes the students because of his strict and nasty approach, to back this up Mr Brigg's quotes to Mrs Kay "Sometimes I think your on there side", when Mr Brigg's is arguing with Mrs Kay about her laid back easy approach to the trip. However near the end of the story Mr Brigg's brings out his nice side. Mr Brigg's dislikes Mrs Kay a lot because of her teaching methods, he does threaten Mrs Kay about calling the trip off if she doesn't start to organise the trip better, he also threatens to report Mrs Kay and the younger teaching staff to the head after the trip and again we see this as intimidation from Mr Briggs. ...read more.


By the quotes we use we know that Carol knows herself that she has nothing to look forward to, no ambition and isn't capable of getting a well paid job to move to a better area. This is a real important part of the story line, as again it relates to the setting of the play. To conclude I think Willy Russell is very effective in making a realistic TV play because the story line is based on a realistic life in Liverpool in the 1970's. Willy Russell gets across a message that we're lucky to have what he have and that not everybody has the chances that some people have in life. The ending turned out nice compared to the play throughout and the characters played a vital part in making the play realistic. Mr Brigg's appearance in the play was a very effective part on the teachers in the play because there is always a strict and formal teacher however is emotion change towards the end of the story line also had a great impact in the story and made the ending of the story line what it was. The conversation between Carol and Mr Brigg's in Scene 35 helped greatly in getting Willy Russell's message across but he also managed to fill the play with humour in some places, such as the starting scene which was Scene 5. All in all Willy Russell was very successful in achieving his aim and making a realistic play. ...read more.

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