Essay Opening - There are many chances in the play for the director to emphasise the unease present. These arise from the feelings that anarchy reigns in John Ebony's classroom;
Essay Opening There are many chances in the play for the director to emphasise the unease present. These arise from the feelings that anarchy reigns in John Ebony's classroom; from the tension surrounding John and Nadia's marriage and finally from the fear that john's career as a schoolmaster may already be at an end. The slight element of humour in the play provides the audience with light relief from the unease but when it rears it does so more forcefully. This means the audience can never really relax. With careful manipulation of the individual elements the director can easily emphasise or reduce the unease whilst playing with the emotions of audience. It is clear that anarchy reigns in John Ebony's classroom when the roles of teacher and pupil are switched. Cuthbun tells John Ebony that it is time for a test and in response John Ebony says '...well carry on then.' John Ebony is clearly not in control of the class and makes no attempt to do so. Also going on is the bullying. There are all the forms of bullying in the class as well as the school. For example pupil on pupil - 'we were beating Wittering sir'. This shows that bulling is going on between the pupils. Aggeridge uses the word 'we' to refer to the class. Also there's Teacher to pupil bullying-'...I will lay out the first one ...that touches me.' Obviously this is a threat to the pupils and shows that there
Hard Knock Life The chip shop was crowded and hot. The lights were beaming. Chris and John joined the queue. The man and woman behind the counter were working their socks off for peanuts. Shovelling chips from one place to the other, vigorously shaking on salt and vinegar. Sweat ran down their faces. Finally they got to the counter ordered their chips and went. "When I'm rich I'll buy you a portion of chips everyday. To make up for all the ones you've bought me. The only problem is how to become rich. "You could be a pilot like my dad." Said I. "But Chris, I've heard it's hard work. The training and all the rest of it. You also have to be very fit as well. Look at me. I'm far from all that." "We'll get you in shape no problem." So we went back to johns house. It was a terraced street with houses owned by the council. John's parents were renting it from the council because of the sheer fact that they couldn't afford to buy a house. "Hi Mr. Edwards." I said to John's dad. Mr. Edwards was in the trade of iron dealing. "How are you today Chris." Mr. Edwards said. "Fine thanks." I replied. "Good, Good." Mr. Edwards then continued to read his paper. We then needed to go through the kitchen to be able to go up the stairs. His kitchen Larders were near enough bare. "Do you want a drink Chris." "Yeah I'd love one thanks." John reached for the fridge. Opened it, and it was
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
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
Poems pre1914 Which is the most impressive and moving of Clare's asylum poems? Born July 13th 1793, John Clare was very weak and his twin had unfortunately died in infancy. He was so weak and fragile that his mother did not think that he would survive. He was the son of a poor labourer and did not come from a wealthy background. He was not given many provisions such as books. For his eleventh birthday he received a book on poetry from his uncle, this was the start of John Clare's career. This book stimulated his mind and was the first book of many to be read. The one poem that motivated John Clare to write poetry himself was ' The Seasons' by James Thomson. This was the one poem that made John Clare willing to do more than just read. When his first collection of poems was published it sold very well and he became a minor celebrity and gave him a small fortune. He then went on to write another collection of poems, when this was published the value of his poems were questioned by a reviewer and John Clare was forced to move back to his house in the country. It was at this time that he first became despondent, and then slowly his depression turned into mental illness. His wife Martha 'Penny' Turner could no longer cope to look after him and his children so he was entered into an asylum. It was here that he entered 'the land of shadows' where he thought he was, Byron, Burns,
Dear Bernard, I remember that when I was brought to this world I was eager to embrace a way of life I neither knew nor understood, and of course I came unstuck. At first I was pleased and excited about this world that surrounded me, and I could not explain it any better that with this quotation of one of Shakespearean s works: "O brave new world that has such people in it". You know I have a firm code of conduct. My happiness - and sorrow - don't derive from taking a soul-corrupting chemical. My beliefs contradict those of this brave new world, as he shows in my fight with the system after my mother died. The words of the director keep ringing in my head: "you're claiming the right to be unhappy. Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind". After I replied I wanted each of these things he replied: "You're welcome", and it was only a few seconds before my death that I was able to understand his words. By this time the denizens of your world had become infatuated with my exotic ways, and it was not long before they hunted me down, and forced me to conform to their will. You must have already got to know
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
The Hunter Trials 'Hunter Trials' is a humorous poem written by renowned author John Betjemen. The poem captures the thoughts and feelings of a young girl who is competing in a gymkhana. The overall structure and vocabulary of the poem is uncomplicated and therefore adds interest and comedy to the text. The poem contains eight verses, each of which contain four lines. There is an apparent rhyming scheme of lines two and four, and one and three. The poem is in first person and allows the writer to portray his ideas more clearly. During the poem, John Betjemen stereotypes posh people and reflects on their accents and way of speech such as: 'Do, lend her some bits, Mummy, do'. This therefore ties in with the subject and makes the poem humorous. The writer also includes several bizarre and unusual names such as 'Geyser' and 'Blewitt' These names are positioned at the end of the lines and makes the poem more humorous. As well as that, the last verse finishes off the poem well. The sentence: 'And my silly old collar bone's bust' Represents the spoiled child that John tried to capture throughout this poem. Yet the main factor that contributes to the comedy of the poem is the sequence of the events. For instance, the idea of fishing down the horse's throat with a spanner is in itself amusing. Overall, the poem uses several techniques and use of words to portray the bright
How do the authors of two texts you have studied express the reasons for and forms of oppression within society?
Stephen Andruchowycz Pembroke Year 12 23 May 2004 Question: How do the authors of two texts you have studied express the reasons for and forms of oppression within society? Word Count: 1,998 Oppression has always been evident within society throughout history. Yevgeny Zamyatin in draws on the experiences of the Russian Revolution in We, while Aldous Huxley uses his own experiences through family and friends in Brave New World to question and contemplate the reasons for and forms of oppression in society. In their own ways, each author explores the influence of possible aspects of central authority, including physical and psychological conditioning, and the loss of individualism and concurrent over-collectivism, within their dystopian worlds. Huxley's World State presents a society in which the people are conditioned to be hardly aware of their oppression, and furthermore to love the stability it achieves, while Zamyatin's One State puts much more emphasis on the need and use of violent oppression and rationality in the levels of science and technology they explore. Despite these different approaches, however, both authors present similar ends to such actions and warn of the possibility of ominous futures. In both We and Brave New World, the people are physically modified to suit society. Zamyatin explores a world in which "no one is one but only one of, we're so