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

What were the Themes, Issues and Implications of the drama?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What were the Themes, Issues and Implications of the drama? Firstly, it was about whether Capital Punishment is right or wrong. The whole drama was set in a prison and based on a man, Jack Canfield, who was waiting for his sentence of death. Throughout the drama, Prison officers, News Press, Jacks family and the Victims family gave their views on Capital punishment, moulding the drama and to help plan what their character would do in the drama. E.g. Mr. Mculorch (head prison guard) believed Capital Punishment to be right, so therefore was violent towards Jack and beat him up on several occasions. ...read more.

Middle

Then Jack completely changed his mind and said that his brother Don had killed the women, and the fact that Jack had been in contact with some of the women was because he was trying to protect them. Jack was trying to make out he was some kind of saint, making a lot of people feel rather guilty for saying Jack was a murderer in the meantime. I realised that Jack was using God and Don as 'scapegoats' - he couldn't admit that he had killed the women, it wasn't him and God hadn't told him to do it. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think that Jack was too scared and didn't have enough courage to admit that he had done wrong and was trying to make other people think that he was innocent. He even made people begin to feel sorry for him, 1when he came out with comments like "it's my wife's fault" or "ask Don" and 2 when he gave out �100,000 to the victims family. To give all that money - he must be good. But he won't be needing it when he's dead, and why give all that money if you hadn't done anything or didn't feel guilty? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE William Golding section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

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

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE William Golding essays

  1. Themes, Motifs, and Symbols - Themes are the fundamental concepts addressed and explored in ...

    Nevertheless, the subtheme of religious belief is important to the novel and stands as one of its most complex issues, especially as it relates to Simon. Simon is often described as a Christ figure, a character with a mystical connection to his environment, who possesses a saintly and selfless disposition and whose death is tragic and sacrificial.

  2. What are the Implications of the Stanford Prison Experiment for Humanity in the Long ...

    'John Wayne' said that because of these factors he felt as though it was not himself doing those things or that he was not responsible for his actions. The other guards also said that they found it easier to become violent and to watch the violence because Dave Eshleman took all the responsibility away from them.

  1. What are the Implications of the Stanford Prison Experiment for Humanity?

    After the practical was brought to a cease, Zimbardo was shocked at the mad behaviour of the guards. According to him, the volunteers were just typical student 'peaceniks' who all of a sudden 'acted like Nazis'. So what are exactly the implications in a test that caused people so much distress?

  2. The television drama Jessica directed by Anthony Buckley and produced by Peter Andrikidis

    and happiness, leaving Jack with hate for himself and a guilty conscience. Jack and Jessica have intercourse after a voice over of him expressing his love for her which is a totally different scenario from that with him and Meg.

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