Candidate Name: Bethany Weston Candidate Number: 4570 Centre Name: Oulder Hill Community School Centre Number: 33237 Unit 1 Play: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Language Throughout The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Brecht utilises a variety of linguistic techniques, all of which aid his dramatic purpose; to enforce upon the audience the thought that any future occurrence of their society allowing such a dictatorship to be established, must be prevented.Brecht wished to parody Shakespeare, and so borrowed particular lines and scenes from his plays to do so. For instance, just as in Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’, Arturo Ui woos and wins over the widow of the man he has murdered. Also, as in Macbeth, Ui has a nightmare vision in which he sees his victim, Roma. Brecht again draws on Shakespeare in his use of Mark Anthony’s ‘Friends, Romans and countrymen’ speech from ‘Julius Caesar’. The impact of Ui’s repetition of the line about Brutus is greater because of the echoes in the audience’s minds of Brutus’ extreme act of treachery, which is reflected in Ui’s actions.Brecht mixes several different linguistic styles to achieve communication of the idea of conflict and incompatibility within society, to the audience. Shakespearean verse is only one example of these styles. Shakespearean verse is made evident in the play by the broken strings; ‘The name is Ui… The gangster? Yes, in person.’ These broken strings indicate that Brecht is attempting to get a certain number of syllables per line. In this case about ten syllables per line to suit the Shakespearean form of iambic pentameter. The Shakespearean verse enforces a rhythm into the dialogue, which appeals to the audience’s sense of hearing more, as it would not seem monotonous.