"Forever" by M6 Theatre Company To gain experience and ideas about theatre productions we must watch several genres and styles of productions. A theatre in Education Company gave a performance of a play called "Forever". Their aim is to provide an experience for children that will be intensely absorbing, challenging, even provocative, and an unrivalled stimulus for further work on the chosen subject in and out of school. The staging used was kept as a few simple boards to create the rooms within the play. The play didn't require more detailed staging as the production was their to raise awareness in a specific area. The simple staging and setting made the message clearer. The narrative of the play was about the life of an unwanted baby and how it felt when it was old enough to understand. The play ends with the unwanted baby who is now a man faced with the same situation a pregnancy in a non-loving relationship. The play was divided in to different times, the protagonist would character change to a baby for the scenes in the past and back to a man when scenes where set in the present. A clever technique was used to make the character changes more obvious. The sound of a bell was heard when the character change happened. The bell could represent a baby's rattle bell. This was significant as the character was changing into a baby. The character change was established by
"Critically analyse the construction of 'race'/ethnicity in the context of a particular sporting subculture: What's the difference between black and white, or is it white and black? A critical analysis on the perceptions of racism in English soccer.
"Critically analyse the construction of 'race'/ethnicity the context of a particular sporting subculture: What's the difference between black and white, or is it white and black? A critical analysis on the perceptions of racism in English soccer from fans, players and the media." Although sport has long been associated with a myth that it offers an avenue of social mobility for socio-economically deprived groups (Maguire, in Jarive 1991; Jones, 2002), racism continues to be a problem in football across Europe. Racism in football (since the first black players emerged) has always been a problem, many perceive that it will always remain a problem, however most are hopeful that in time the problem will be eradicated. But what actually constitutes racism? Does it have to be overt; from white Right-Wing Neo-Nazi's and/or football hooligans protesting against the presence of coloured individuals in the game, can it be covert institutional racism where black players have to try harder to impress (and therefore succeed) in comparison to white players to prove their worth in the game, or is it yet another form of racism from the unsuspecting, i.e. football commentators complimenting white players of 'intelligent' passing or runs off the ball, and the constant referral to black players for their strength and speed? Either way, the examples given here are all racist, and they are only
English 11 Hills Like White Elephants Nico A. The two main characters in the story "Hills Like White Elephants", by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), are going through a conflict which each character views differently. The conflict at hand is the abortion that the woman is to have. The man sees it as no big deal whilst the woman is terrified of doing something she will have to go through pain for. This story shows the masking of the man's egoism and the efforts of the woman to please her companion in life. The man tries to distract the woman's thoughts by buying her drinks and discussing with her things completely irrelevant to the surgery in order to keep her mind focused in a way in which he can reach his goal, that of not bringing their baby to the world. The man's ignorance towards the girl as a whole is highlighted for the reader when he describes what he thinks the operation is like. "It's really an awfully simple operation...I know you wouldn't mind it...it's really not anything. It's just to let the air in." However, there are more issues at hand here than the physical pain the woman is to undertake for the abortion. It is unfortunate for the woman that the man fails to see that there is far more psychological pain for her to go through. It is, after all, a baby she is requested not to have. It is unknown what the previous plans for this baby might have been.
"Holy books were written hundreds or thousands of years ago - They have nothing to say about the modern world and moral issues" - Discuss.
Holy Scriptures "Holy books were written hundreds or thousands of years ago. They have nothing to say about the modern world and moral issues." ) After reading this, my first thought was that growing up all my life being a Muslim with the Koran always there, I immediately thought that this was completely wrong! But after thinking about it, I realised how I could see the point that it made, and how in some ways it is true. Holy books were written a long time ago and simply cannot have an answer to every problem we face today. Some religious leaders of course conveniently re-interpret their books to keep pace with modern scientific discoveries which they can no longer deny: Evolution, origin of the world, the Big Bang and others, and even for example with Christians, modern things such as genetic engineering, abortion, and using contraceptives, which are not allowed for people such as Catholics except for the first one. The Holy Books don't tell us how to deal with modern day issues, or what to do in modern situations. And also tells us nothing of modern science and discoveries that have happened more then a long time after they were written. And there is nothing about the world wars for example, not telling us anything about them. And some may even say that these Holy Scriptures are no use anymore! That they are just outdated books that do not help us at all
"Human life is sacred and should be safeguarded regardless of circumstances." Discuss this statement in relation to either abortion or voluntary euthanasia.
"Human life is sacred and should be safeguarded regardless of circumstances." Discuss this statement in relation to either abortion or voluntary euthanasia. It is impossible to discuss the issue of abortion and voluntary euthanasia without taking into consideration the emotional topic," the sanctiy of life." The question of abortion illustrates the different views held for the sacredness of human life. To discuss abortion or even euthanasia, is to discuss the meaning not only of when does life begin or when and how life should be terminated, but the meaning of the precious "thing" we all call life. It is important to discuss, when considering abortion, why human life is so special, and in a religious sense so sacred. The Christian belief in life being a special gift given to humanity by God; to take away that gift is wrong and is supported by scripture. "You shall not kill' "Do not commit murder"1 For God to forbid the killing of any human, clearly illustrates that human life is precious, and should be maintained at all means. Life then is seen as a sacred gift from God. The individual has no power over it, "Then one would conclude that the individual must do everything possible to keep human life in existence.2" Another definition is given, "The sanctity of life is often taken to mean the preservation of life at all costs, so intrinsically valuable is it."3
"In modern society religious beliefs and religious behaviors are changing rather than declining" Assess the argument for and against this view.
"In modern society religious beliefs and religious behaviors are changing rather than declining" Assess the argument for and against this view. The term Modern Religion in this essay will refer to the religion in the 20th century (i.e. from the 1900's). Also to reduce confusion I will focus mainly on religion within the UK I will term the phrase religious beliefs and religious behaviors to be related with the exclusive definition of religion. Which means a belief in god or a high being and participating in religious practice. There are many views on whether or not religion is declining in this essay I aim to outline and explain different ideas given for and against the idea. Bruce and Wilson agree with the statement and believe that religion is declining, however Davie and Shiner are just some sociologists that believe religion is changing. In sociology there is a name attributed to the decline of religion, this is secularization however there is dispute between sociologists on the usefulness of this term as it can be much broader. However for the purpose of this essay it will mean the decline of religion. There are many statistics that argue against the statement "religion is declining rather than changing". Christian church membership in Britain between 1930 and 1990 has dropped from 9.9million to 5.6 million, that's nearly a 50% drop, which shows a definite
"In modern society, religious beliefs and religious behaviour are changing rather than declining" assess arguments and evidence for and against this view.
"In modern society, religious beliefs and religious behaviour are changing rather than declining" assess arguments and evidence for and against this view There are two main ways in which religion is defined. Substantive definitions define a religious belief system as involving relations between the "natural" and the "supernatural" ideas therefore religion is defined in terms of structure and content of people's beliefs not what religion does for them. The other way is functional definitions this defines religion in terms of the function it performs for society. This is what Marx called "the opium of the masses" and a form of social cement, this means TV or football matches could be considered religious. Wilson (1982) stated that those who defined religion in substantive terms are more likely to support the secularisation thesis because they can show that religious beliefs has declined as people accept other more rational explanations of the world. The idea of secularisation suggests that religion is becoming less prominent in society and its institutions less important and influential in the lives of individuals. The strongest evidence for secularisation is church attendance according to the 1851 census 40% of the population attended church by 1950 this had dropped to 20% and was less than 7.5% in 2000. Sunday school attendance has also dropped considerably from 55% in
"In what ways does the Resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?"
Peter Abel The Resurrection - Influence "In what ways does the Resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?" The resurrection affects a Christian's actions in everyday life in many ways. Christians believe that death is not the end, therefore they help dying people in the form of hospices. The hospice movement is aimed at seeking the best quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses. They are also aimed a caring for the family, before and after the patient has died, and providing a dignified way of death. However, the hospices are not aimed at curing patients, only caring and helping to, 'Live until you die.' Liz Gamlen works in a hospice, and she believes that they can show, "How we can deal with death and distress, and that most people beyond cure should not be abandoned." The people of Lisburn used their Church building to show their belief in the resurrection, because after a bomb shattered pieces of glass in the stained glass window, they used the shards of glass to create a new window representing the resurrection. They did this because Christians believe that even when something is destroyed, something new can be created from the ruins. The resurrection effects funeral services, because they can be more cheerful than other funeral services, because death is only 'passing into life,' and also, 'Death has lost its sting.'
"Freedom Of Choice Regarding Abortion Benefits No-One" Discuss Although I haven't completely studied in depth the pros and cons of abortion, before going any further I would like to state that I am Pro-Life, my opinion of abortion is that it is immoral and unjust. In Northern Ireland abortion is illegal. In order to have an abortion you must travel to another country where abortion is legal so that it can be carried out. As there are no abortions in Northern Ireland, I have gathered some statistics from mainland Britain where abortions are legal and people from Northern Ireland may travel here to have abortions. In Scotland in 2001 the number of abortions in girls under sixteen was 276, which was 2.3% of the total amount. The amount of abortions carried out on teenagers was 2,987, which was 24.7% of the total amount of abortions. 5747 abortions were carried out on women in their twenties which was 47.7% of the total. The amount carried out on women aged twenty to twenty four was 3439, which was 28.5% of the total amount of abortions carried out. During this essay I hope to pose some questions, for example why do women have abortions and what actually happens, is it all just squeaky-clean doors and floors? I also hope to state the psychological effects of abortion and why this happens. Is there any really good reason to have an abortion? What exactly does Pro-Life and
"Fugard creates drama which engages our sympathies for the fate of two or three characters closely entangled by ties of blood,love or friendship, struggling to survive in an arbitrary, bleak, and almost meaningless universe".
"Fugard creates drama which engages our sympathies for the fate of two or three characters closely entangled by ties of blood, love or friendship, struggling to survive in an arbitrary, bleak, and almost meaningless universe" How far is this an appropriate description of "Master Harold"...and the boys? ""Master Harold"... and the boys", written by Athol Fugard, could be described as the struggle of three individuals who are thrown in a desolate and bleak world and form a sympathetic bond with the readers through their effort in finding meaning in this unwelcoming society. This depiction, though quite accurate, eludes to deal with the symbolic meaning of the play, which deals with racism and contains an exaggerated illustration of the world in which the characters live. The play provides a symbolic example that embraces racism and prejudice, pride and freedom in an enlightening way. It may seem as though the "apartheid" only dictates the environment in which the characters are immersed in and is a mere background for the emotional interchange and constant struggle that occurs through out the play, when in fact this incessant battle embodies the racial tension. In a way the play is about initiation, development; becoming mature and acquiring a higher degree of consciousness. Athol Fugard teaches the audience through the rich plot and complex characters in the same way as Sam