“All My Sons”: Examine the Dramatic Power of Act 3.
Susan Martin 10KR 16th July 2001 "All My Sons": Examine the Dramatic Power of Act 3. "All My Sons" explores ideals. It argues the rights and wrongs of the American Dream. Arthur Miller plays a series of battles between the characters and in the audience's minds. The play considers trust, truth and blame and where the limits of a person's responsibility lie. As the play develops, so does the conflict over where to place the blame for the death of twenty-one service men. Once the truth is known Arthur Miller attacks the problem of responsibility. He delays revealing important information, keeping the audience interested, expecting more to come and forcing them to be more involved with the play. The play is made up of two parts. One is Chris's and Ann's attempt to persuade Kate that Larry is dead so that they can marry. Joe would like to support their wishes but recognises that he can not. The other part is the attempt by George and then by Chris to find out the truth about what happened in Joe's factory during the autumn of 1943. By the end of Act 3 both these narratives and all the conflicts have come together to reveal the mystery and create a climax. The focus is on the morality of Joe Keller, who places his narrow responsibility to his family above his wider responsibility to the men who rely on the integrity of his work. The most prominent dispute by
A comparison of the Opening Sequences in "The Others" and "the Sixth Sense", with a decision on which is the most effective and why?
Danielle Brown 10W 19/11/02 Mr. Saxton English A comparison of the Opening Sequences in "The Others" and "the Sixth Sense", with a decision on which is the most effective and why? The opening techniques for both of the films were completely different to each other. In "The Others", the beginning scene is very tense, where as in "The Sixth Sense", is light/happy and romantic, with two lovely couples celebrating. The producers use various methods to introduce the audience to the emotions of fear, suspense and hope. For example in "The Sixth Sense" music is very eerie, which therefore indicates to the audience that something ominous will happen. The music is played using a violin, which gave an appropriate sound that created a haunting eerie effect. In addition to this, dynamics and metallic sounds are used, sounding like It's coming from a tambourine, which conjure coldness and iciness. The diversity of dynamics including the loudness and softness brought a sense of confusion and panic. Also dynamics along with a pitch-black screen, in "The Sixth Sense" complimented each other to induce fear. Similarly with "The Others", eerie music is played using a violin and having dynamics at certain points, however no tambourines were present. Camera work is quite important in bringing across the message the director is communicating. For example like in "the Sixth Sense",
Creative writing piece with commentary.
A Level English Literature and Language Specification A, for AQA. Unit 1. Creative writing piece with commentary. I stood in the kitchen, hands clutching tightly at the white stone sink, as sensations flowed unbidden through my head, images flashing by like some diabolical slideshow. CLICK ... a burgundy-colour car squealing down the street ... CLICK ... the sound of a gun cocking, the scent of terror in the air ... CLICK ... deep dark red blood stroking down the wall forming an ever-increasing pool in the cold marble floor. I blinked and looked up, seeing again, but with my eyes, looking at the familiar comfortable kitchen littered with cereal bowls, dog leads and the other detritus of everyday life. Unsteadily I reached out and swallowed my daily allotment of pills; the vitamins, herbal extracts and mysterious white tablets in small amber bottles, as I tried to ignore the images and sounds of fire and destruction. From the television, this time, but no less or more familiar and real than before. I shook my head and gathered my things together, dislodging a pile of birthday cards. I dropped to my knees and started to gather them up, the hastily scribbled messages inside a disheartening calibration of my social and familiar status: "Dear Julie": two. "Dear Janie": one. "Dear Mrs Bradshaw": five. "Dear valued customer": six. And two with "Happy 50th!!"; two years too late,
Compare and contrast 2 film trailers Analyzing their effectiveness - 'Free Willy' and 'Dead Again'.
Laura Thompson, English Compare and contrast 2 film trailers Analyzing their effectiveness The two film trailers I will be comparing are 'Free Willy' and 'Dead Again'. These two film trailers are totally different, 'Free Willy' is adventure/magical trailer whereas 'Dead Again' is horror/mystery trailer. The purpose of these two film trailers is to engage the audience's attention, to make them want to see the film and to leave them wondering what will happen next. In 'Free Willy' the target audience is young children; this encourages pester-power, which is one of the most effective methods of advertising and is used by most U rated or PG rated films. Pester-power means the children 'pester' their mum and dad to take them to see the film. The majority of the 'Free Willy' trailer is quite slow paced through-out the film, this is to show its magical and dreamy style and a slow pace suits this well. However when the trailer gets to dramatic scene's the pace of the trailer gets faster. This is to give the audience the sense of anticipation, of expectance the fast pace keeps up with the furious and fast paced scene. The film 'Free Willy' is generally a slow paced film tralier, it makes it easier for the young children to understand. In the 'Free Willy' film trailer it also show the beginning, middle and ending of the plot giving a good idea of the story line but also leaving
Evaluation on "An Inspector Calls".
Evaluation on "An Inspector Calls" Doing An Inspector calls was a great experience from which I learned a lot from. From the beginning of the rehearsals we knew that we would have to give up a lot of our time and effort and give out the best of ourselves. There was a lot of line learning as the play itself consisted of a family celebrating the engagement of their daughter when an inspector comes to ask some questions. The whole play is based in one room and so many of us had to stay in the room a lot of the time. It was hard for us to keep our concentration and to stay in character as there were times where we did not have to say anything for a while, but our director Mr Harris helped us a lot and gave us many tips and ideas on how to improve our character work. I personally really enjoyed working with Mr Harris he gave up a lot of his time and as many of us put in a lot of effort in the play and the preparation of it. We firstly focused on our line learning and once we got it under control Mr Harris gave us directions on how to act them out and where we had to stand when saying the lines. It was hard and there were times where we thought it wouldn't work out as some of us were not putting much effort into the play and missed rehearsals and didn't know their lines. But we all stayed together and helped each other with line learning and stage directions. As the dates of
A leaflet on Bullying.
BULLYING ESSAY I will be designing a leaflet on bullying, I am doing this because I believe bullying is very dangerous and it should stop. The Target audience for my leaflet will be the bullied person, I have chosen to target the bullied person as they will need help on what to do, how to do it, and who to go to for help if they are bullied. I will design my leaflet into sections as this will be easy to carry around and will be clear for my target audience to read and understand. I will try to make my leaflet very colourful and eye-catching as I will want more people to read it. In my leaflet I will include: * Headings- Headings are essential to use as they be noticeable and make it clear what the leaflet is about * Colour- I will include colour as this will make my leaflet eye-catching, and stand out from the other leaflets, leading to my target audience wanting to read the leaflet. * Pictures- I will include pictures of children who have been bullied in the past, so my target audience, will empathise for the bullied people and try to prevent bullying. * Bullet points- To make clear what I am trying to get across and make my leaflet easier to read. * Contact Details- a contact number or E-Mail etc. to help and give advice to anyone who is being bullied or anyone who knows if someone is being bullied. * A Slogan- I will try to make this short and effective, maybe
Set design for 'he Long and the Short and theTall
Set design for 'The Long and the Short and the Tall' By Timothy Dry 10R Introduction The Long and the Short and the Tall takes place in Malaya during the Second World War. The patrol in The Long and the Short and the Tall had been sent from a base in Singapore to discover the strengths of the Japanese army as it swept through the jungle towards Singapore. The play explores what happens when the men have to confront with the reality of war. They have the problem of whether they should kill an unarmed Japanese soldier they have captured. The play reveals the reactions of the characters- a Scotsman, Welshman, Tynesider and Cockney. Brief My task is to design the set for 'The Long and the Short and the Tall. I am to design the set for the schoolroom stage. The style of the set The play is set in a miners hut in the Malaysian Jungle. The miners hut has been ransacked apart from a table, a form and two chairs. I can show how it was put up without much care just for a temporary shelter by using old doors, tables etc. I did some research into the Malayan conflict during World War 2 and found a veteran Website that a student had emailed asking for information on the conflict because he was designing a set for The Long and the Short and the Tall. I have attached a photograph of his design. I don't think it is very good in that the tables and chairs look new. The
Language in 'The Crucible' The language Arthur Miller uses throughout his play clearly depicts the time in which he wanted the play to echo. Miller's style was very simple; he knew that to capture the deep history of the time he had to commit himself to re-capture the way in which the people spoke to detain the truth in his writing. His use of sentences and the way he structures them are also very simple, however with using such a simple style of writing he does not take away any elements of suspense within the plot. Miller does not include anything in the play that is not required in order to convey his ideas to the audience. To the reader, it appears that Miller's main focus is of characters and stage direction; it is noticeable that each character has their own particular mannerisms and way of speaking which enables them to be uniquely identifiable in terms of power and status. His stage directions are written in great detail, often through great lengths of narration to ensure that he conveys each character and their actions precisely which ensures that no room for misinterpretation of character is left open. We become known to Miller's use of narration through the first couple of pages of the play where he does not cease to establish the setting of the first scene, specific words are used to make the setting clearer to the audience such as instead of simply
Neighbours - Setting = Bright and happy layout. In a nice sunny place in Australia. It's like a holiday resort, very modern and has many people.
English Coursework Neighbours Setting = Bright and happy layout. In a nice sunny place in Australia. It's like a holiday resort, very modern and has many people. Target Audience = I think Neighbours attracts the younger generation of people. This is because it is on at a time when teenagers come in from school and older people are still at work or usually out. Plus the characters and storylines apply to a younger generation because the characters are generally young and the storylines are based on younger people, for example affairs, bitching and teenage bulling etc. TV = Neighbours is on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on ITV1 at 5:35 until 6.00 and is after the children's programmes. This again shows that it's for a younger audience because it's straight after children's programmes. Storylines: * Lib, Susan and Steph have night out. * Stuart blows out Steph to spend night with girlfriend Flick. * Chloe is avoiding Darcy. * Flick gets into trouble with Chloe because she and Stuart spend time in one of the hotel sweets. * Susan, Lib and Steph realise that they don't fit in anymore. * Darcy thinks he loves Chloe. * Chloe and Darcy's boss are going through a divorce. * Toddies parents come to stay at hotel. Characters: Stuart - dating Flick Flick - She and Steph are sisters Steph - jealous of Stuart and Flick Michael - dating Conna Conna -