An essay to trace the changes in the character of John Proctor with reference to his portrayal in Nicholas Hytner's film of 'The Crucible'.
Thomas Henesey 11.O 19th October 2002 An essay to trace the changes in the character of John Proctor with reference to his portrayal in Nicholas Hytner's film of 'The Crucible' In this essay I will trace all of the key moments in the play 'The Crucible' that change the character of John Proctor. This essay will comment on the way that Daniel Day-Lewis plays John Proctor in Nicholas Hytner's film of 'The Crucible'. The first time we encounter John Proctor in the play is when Betty Parris is ill. John Proctor shows his power by telling Mary Warren to go home. This really shows the control that he has over her and that he has respect in the village. Now we see the first section with Abigail. It is done differently in the film to in the play as in the play they are by Betty Parris's bedroom but in the film they are outside behind a barn in the village. John's reaction to Abigail is that he is lustful. He knows that his affair with her was wrong and that it would wreck his name in the village so he tells her that it is over. He denies the whole affair and tells her that it never existed. He does so that he knows that the affair never happened. When this scene is played in the film it is done behind a barn outside away from the other characters to give the effect that they are trying to hide something from the rest of the village. In this scene in the film Abigail kisses
Balraj Singh Sohal 10r English Coursework - The Wait He lay there, up against the damp, rotting, cell wall, desperately gasping for breath, having been on the receiving end of an Iraqi soldier's fist and tossed across the rough, gravel floor, like a piece of rubbish. Slowly recovering from the pain, he dragged himself to a wall to support his battered and bruised body, and as he came round into full consciousness, began to notice the droplets of rain seeping through the ever widening crack in the ceiling, dripping onto his forehead. Turning his head to observe his surroundings, he gazed through the small hole that had been knocked into the opposite wall and watched the build up of a formation of dark clouds. The sunrays, unable to penetrate the storm clouds, were slowly disappearing. The cell was becoming darker by the minute, leaving sight to a radius of only five or six metres. The only light that came through was the occasional glimpse of the moonlight, sneaking through between the clouds. The cooling breeze rapidly turned into a bitter, bone-chilling gust, carrying sleet and snow, as day quickly became night. Luckily he was still wearing his thermals and was able to keep his body heat at a sufficient temperature. This was the extreme climate change he had been constantly warned about by his superiors at the mission briefing, back in his native country a few weeks
“Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!” Select 2 to 3 incidents that highlight the contrast between life in Brave New World and the savage reservation.
Hannah Calver 10k "Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!" Select 2 to 3 incidents that highlight the contrast between life in Brave New World and the savage reservation. Brave New World is the world in the future. It contains castes of different people, each of a different level of intelligence, and each wearing as different colour. Everything is clean, ordered and pre-destined. An area of Mexico contains a reservation full of 'savages' who are humans who do not belong to the Brave New World. They live in a strange community mixed between an ancient tribe and our life today. In this essay I shall outline some of the major contrasts between these two very different worlds, and compare the two in detail. I will link the two worlds to some of the main characters in the novel: John, Bernard, and lenina, and their reactions towards the separate environments. One of the first noticeable differences between the brave new world and the savage reservation is the fact that in the brave new world, everything is clean, medical, sterilised, and ordered: "trousered and jacketed in the regulation white viscose linen uniform, their hair aseptically hidden...came shooting up the lifts in the organ store in the sub basement. Whizz and then click! The lift hatches flew open." This occurs in the London Hatchery where humans are mass-produced on a production line. It makes the
You have been asked to direct a radio production of Unman, Wittering & Zigo. Explore how you, as director, would convey the growing tensions and the changing relationships between John and the boys in Lower 5B.
Unman, Wittering & Zigo You have been asked to direct a radio production of Unman, Wittering & Zigo. Explore how you, as director, would convey the growing tensions and the changing relationships between John and the boys in Lower 5B. As this is a radio production not a stage play there are certain restrictions on the director: Firstly there are no facial expressions or body language, Secondly there are no props therefore we cannot tell where the setting is; Thirdly, to overcome these problems the director must use: Tone which conveys the loudness and softness of the voice of the actor. Dramatic Pause: is used to convey something important or significant has happened. Sound Effects, which help the audience to visualise the scene in their own minds. The play is set in an English public school called Chantrey, which is a boys' boarding school paid by parents' fees. The school is very traditional but modern with squash courts and the War Memorial cloisters. The Head seems to run Chantrey School well as it has got a good reputation. I know this from pg 2 Line 9 where the Head says "we got 2 V.C.'s" (Victoria Cross: A medal awarded for extreme bravery in battle. John is not told by the Head of any problems or difficulties of Lower 5B. Moreover the Head tells Cary Farthingale (an art and third form French Master) to be John's mentor. Cary is not a good mentor because I know
Consider the relationship between the two characters, John and the female speaker in the passage from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper.' Why do you suppose the speaker feels that she 'must' write what she thinks and feels?
Consider the relationship between the two characters, John and the female speaker in the passage from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper.' Why do you suppose the speaker feels that she 'must' write what she thinks and feels? What does writing mean to her? Why would John think her writing 'absurd'? Is this merely an account of a woman going crazy or is Gilman offering us 'social protest' here? What evidence do we have that the speaker is unstable? What aspects of life in late 19th Century America might the author be protesting against? The very fact that the speaker feels the need to write down and not articulate her feelings of unease arouses the reader's suspicion that the relationship between her husband and herself is not as sound as it should be. Even on first reading there appears to be a distinct lack of understanding between the couple, for the speaker states, "I know John would think it absurd," implying that he would not be able to see the situation from her perspective. The speaker's declaration that she 'must' write further enforces the idea that she is not understand, for her need reveals the true extent of her entrapment and desperation, exposed through her strong choice of language. Although he does not directly speak, through the speaker's portrayal of him, the reader can assume that he had undertaken a very patronising attitude in
Review Of The Film “Witness”
Review Of The Film "Witness" A young Amish boy called Samuel is witness to a brutal murder in a toilet at a train station. After a line up where Samuel does not identify the killer, he identifies a picture of an ex policeman, Mc Fee in a display cabinet at the police station. A policeman called John Book links him to the taking of barrels of the drug speed that had gone missing from police possession. John has to live with the Amish to escape Mc Fee. While he is living there he becomes increasingly fond of Rachel the mother of Samuel, but other Amish do not approve of the things he does while he is staying there. The way he handles problems by resulting to violence and the dancing with Rachel to the music from his broken down car. The Amish farm is then raided where John is staying, the raid carried out by Schaeffer and his men was to find Samuel as he is the only witness to the murder. Shortly after the raid John and the Amish decides he should return home and leave Rachel behind because they agreed that he and Rachel could never become a couple because they are very different people wanting to lead two incompatible lives. "Witness" is set in two main places, the busy, modern and violent city of Philadelphia and the calm, traditional and old fashioned countryside of Pennsylvanian. They are geographically close together, but in other ways they are worlds apart. In the Amish
Examine the Character of Don John.
Examine the Character of Don John. The play Much Ado About Nothing was written and performed in the Elizabethan period. It was set in Italy in a place called Messina. As expected the play has an happy ending with a marriage, as it is an comedy, except throughout the play you think it may end as an tragedy with lots of talk of death and misery. The mood swings from light comedy to dark tragedy. The play appealed to the Elizabethans because it mirrored life of that time. The play includes love, status and relationships between men and women. Shakespeare play was popular because there wasn't many sources entertainment and he wrote it in a style that provided them with varied emotions. Shakespeare's plays wouldn't entertain us as much today because of the racist comments; prejudice against women, as they were treated as a possession and had no use beyond being a wife or mother. Today we have different views on what's entertainment. We are generally more equal today, where as men (particularly farthers) dominated Elizabethan society. This period was racist and to be an illegitimate child you were seen as evil and malicious. This is why Don John adds excitement; tension; drama and a dark side. As Don John is a bastard child and wants to cause suffering to those who look down on him he feels he has a right to claim the legitimate heirs, therefore he's a threat. As a
The Lesson The night of my first real kiss was also the night of the worst fight I have ever had with my mother. I was a 16-year-old girl and considered myself pretty mature for my age. I did well at school, was good looking and had always been good at sports. I wouldn't have called myself popular, but I had friends. Now that I think about it I was one of the luckier ones, unlucky however in love. I had had my eye on John Wilkinson forever, and my chance finally came when I spied him at the party that my best friend, Caroline, and I had finally gathered the courage to go to. The guy throwing the party lived in a red brick house in a privately owned close in San Francisco. His house was dark, and crowded, the light from the kitchen not quite reaching the corner of the garden where John stood. I was wearing my new vintage denim mini-skirt, my black jimmy choo kitten heels and a jimmy joolz t-shirt. My hair was straight and I new I looked good, but I was still petrified. Caroline gave me a wink of encouragement and pushed me out the kitchen into the garden. The next thing I new me and John, were talking, and soon we were the only ones left in the garden, in next to no time we were kissing and soon were walking hand in hand away from the party. I felt better than I had in my whole life. I felt as If I was seeing the whole world for the first time. I mean before John had just been
Unman, Wittering and Zigo - If you were directing Scene Three, what directions would you give to the characters involved?
Unman, Wittering and Zigo If you were directing Scene Three, what directions would you give to the characters involved? Think about how you would tell them to behave, speak, move and especially how you would have John react to the news of Mr. Pelham's death. The play "Unman, Wittering and Zigo was written by Giles Cooper and was intended for radio, but was adapted for the stage. The play follows John Ebony, a new teacher in his early twenties as he deals with his new pupils, fellow staff and his restless new wife Nadia. The play concentrates on John meeting his new class and coming to terms with the fact that they claim to have killed their previous teacher. As well as dealing with his class, John encounters Cary, a fellow teacher whom he goes drinking with. He finds it hard to come to terms with Cary's attitudes to the modern world and regularly confides his doubts to Cary. John also finds it hard to live up to the everlasting demands of his wife Nadia. Scene Three is quite possibly the most important in this play, as it leads on to a lot of the event throughout the rest of the play. This is also the scene where John finds out that his class claim to of murdered Mr. Pelham, their previous teacher before John. If I was directing this scene, I would start it off with John quite formal as he takes roll, with the boys being casual as they remark on his roll call techniques.
While Huxley presents his Brave New World as a hopeless environment lacking love and real happiness, the movie offers a glimpse of hope in its ending: it shows that a young boy voluntarily disconnects his conditioning process
Imagine a world without mothers and fathers, a place where babies are cultivated in hatchery centers and people live in a society centered on sensual fulfillment through sex and drugs. This is the world portrayed in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel, Brave New World. In this world, the government controls every stage of human development. Each individual is selected and predestined by the State according to the needs of society; conditioning from the time of fertilization through the maturity ensures, in most cases, that each individual completely accepts and conforms to every aspect of life in the World State. Five different castes exist in Brave New World. From Alphas to Epsilons, each class of individuals are different in stature, attire, intelligence, and their contribution to society; Alphas are given the most advantage while the lower-caste members are treated like animals. Even during embryonic development, chemical and mechanical stimulations are applied to enhance or hinder the growth of the fetus. After birth, general and class-specific conditioning, through a process called hypnopaedia, teaches individuals to think, feel and act according to the will of the government. In this world, adherence to societal values is not only expected, but also enforced through conditioning and mass propaganda. Phrases such as "everyone belongs to everyone else" and "a gramme is better than