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Journey's End. In this scene, we see Stanhope and Raleigh confronting each other.

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In what ways does Stanhope attempt to assert his authority over Raleigh in this scene, and is he ultimately? In this scene, we see Stanhope and Raleigh confronting each other. Stanhope, again, is he intimidating and radiating hostility, trying to manipulate people. Raleigh is confused by Stanhope's attitude but stands his ground, and doesn't let Stanhope push him around. Stanhope start the scene with mimicking Raleigh's answer to his question "You didn't think I-er-what?" - his repetition of Raleigh's hesitation makes him a bully, who is poking at a person's shortcomings. Stanhope counters everything that Raleigh says with a question, "And why do you think I asked you - if I didn't mind?" making this seem like an interrogation. Raleigh is confused and apologises, hoping that this would ease Stanhope's hostility towards him. ...read more.


Raleigh stops being meek and starts questioning Stanhope, however, Stanhope thinks Raleigh is trying to be smart "So you know more about my men than I do?"; this is a very tense moment accentuated by the silence in the background. Raleigh faces Stanhope squarely, showing that he isn't intimidated by Stanhope; he further displays this by saying "I'm sorry then - if I was wrong" - the conditional clause indicates that the apology isn't sincere. Stanhope is not in control when he shouts an order to Raleigh to sit; this position, with Stanhope towering over Raleigh, gives Stanhope an intimidating air and power over Raleigh. Stanhope is shown to be in control again when he speaks quietly. Raleigh is outraged when Stanhope says that he is lying - this is shown when Raleigh rises from his sitting position. ...read more.


Raleigh replies in a breaking voice that he cannot bear to eat while Osbourne lying out on the battleground and dead - he knows that Osbourne will never eat again. Stanhope is outraged by this - he cannot believe that Raleigh thinks he doesn't care about Osbourne's death. Stanhope is fighting for control - he is rising slowly, his eyes are wide and staring, he is fighting for breath and his words come brokenly. Stanhope explains that the reason for his drinking and smoking is to forget - "To forget! You think there's no limit to what a man can bear?". In conclusion, Stanhope ultimately didn't assert authority over Raleigh. When he forces Raleigh to sit, Raleigh later rises; Stanhope tells Raleigh to eat his dinner and the latter refuses. In the end, Stanhope lost control - he wasn't able to maintain a calm demeanour and frequently shouted in order to assert control. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mai Pham Thanh 11D 1 ...read more.

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