Soap Opera Script and Treatment INT . FLAT (ROOM 52) - MORNING The adolescent students Owen, Lou and Roland, clearly in over their heads with life, sit in silence with the blinds drawn staring at the centre of their table crammed with empty breakfast McDonald carton foodstuffs hastily laid out. The sound of the latch of a door being released soon breaks this momentary attentiveness causing them to turn back in their seats with eyes now fixed securely on their front door anticipating the entrance to come. Watching it open, the lust of their lives Teri Dauson is revealed. Teri Hey boys. Teri ambles inside. Roland evidently feels caught-off guard by Teri's presence as he persistently attempts to smooth out his not yet blow-dried haircut for her sake. Teri takes her place standing with folded arms to the side of the table to where they are sitting. Teri How you all doin' then? INT . STUDENT MEETING ROOM (BOTTOM FLOOR) - MORNING In the biggest arm chair to be seen sits Rick. Wearing Bermuda shorts and with his 'flock of seagulls' haircut pushed behind his ears, he looks the part to be engulfed in what appears to be a surfing magazine. Tony Jumps from behind, slapping both his palms on Rick's shoulders, making him jump. Walking to the front of Rick's chair he sits opposite him on a coffee table, dressed in his customary expensive designer clothes he stares at Rick.
Camille Y. Gomez @01117935 African-American Poetry "Enslaved" Revision 03/02/04 "Enslaved": An Explicative Analysis Claude McKay's "Enslaved" discusses exactly what the title suggests, slavery. In this poem, McKay utilizes repetition of various hard and soft consonant sounds to contribute to the general theme of oppressive white power over the despondent blacks. One of the most noticeable patterns in the poem is the constant hissing sound produced by the "s" in various words in each line. This hissing sound generates the image of a snake in the reader's mind. Oh when I think of my long-suffering race In this line, the poet uses the words "suffering" and "race" in their connotative meaning to emphasize the importance of this opening line. These two words now assume different qualities, those of a slithering snake. For weary centuries despised, oppressed, The poet is taking the reader on a journey; the snake is the tour guide. In this line the repetition of the hissing sound is heard in the words "centuries", "despised", and "oppressed". However, the poet also introduces contrast between soft sounds and hard sounds. The "d" sound in contrast with the "s" sound represents the contrast between the white oppressors and the enslaved blacks. Enslaved and lynched, denied a human place The contrast between hard and soft (blacks and whites) continues. The reader
Compare the presentation of changing and contrasting attitudes throughout the First World War through Sebastian Faulk's Birdsong and Poems of the Great War. At the eve of the First World War in 1914
Question: Compare the presentation of changing and contrasting attitudes throughout the First World War through Sebastian Faulk's Birdsong and Poems of the Great War. At the eve of the First World War in 1914, the world was a different place compared to the one we live in today. Great Britain was at the height of its colonial power when the war first began and many men joined the military services in a hope to be a part of this patriotic war of good and evil. This is illustrated by the early literature such as the propaganda poems Flanders Fields and The Soldier. The war was expected to be a short one with a quick victory expected by both sides. However, as the war dragged on many people became disillusioned by it and the pieces of works that were being produced were a negative reaction to fighting for a cause most people had forgotten. "This is not a war this is an exploration of how far man can be degraded." Birdsong is a novel that brings out some of the horrific aspects of soldiery and war. Although Sebastian Faulks uses fictional characters he is able to construct a realistic view of trench warfare and life within the First World War. The novel is based around a central character called Stephen Wraysford and concentrates on his journey through the war. Birdsong is also populated with characters that represent different parts of society during the war period. Poems of
Compare William Makepeace Thackeray's 'The Due of the Dead' and Sir Henry Newbolt's 'Vitai Lampada' in terms of their effectiveness of form, structure, language and context.
Q. Compare William Makepeace Thackeray's 'The Due of the Dead' and Sir Henry Newbolt's 'Vitai Lampada' in terms of their effectiveness of form, structure, language and context. As pre-First World War literary pieces, Thackeray's 'The Due of the Dead' and Newbolt's 'Vitai Lampada' share similar thematic threads, for example in the allusions to the ideals of honour and obligation, evident in the reference to 'gallant, patient hearts' and the personification of 'Honour' as 'a name' , in a contextual establishment where the majority of the upper class - to whom the poetic form of communication appealed most specifically to - lived behind an intricately fabricated façade of religious morality. Moreover, both poems also exhibit an emphasis on structure and rhythm, and while Newbolt opts for the effective poetic form of 8-line stanzas in a tight, regular structure, Thackeray utilises an ordered 4-line stanza structure with 8-syllable lines to maintain a constant rhythmic pace. There is also a prominence of rhyme with both poets employing the ABAB rhyme scheme, and the rhythmic structure explicit most especially in 'The Due of the Dead' provides an emphasis on the last words of each line, thereby complementing the poem's aural quality. Thackeray presents the central message of 'The Due of the Dead' effectively through the division of the poem into four distinct sections from the
A critical appreciation of the poem 'Exposure' I believe in Wilfred Owens' poem 'Exposure', there are many different purposes, and an equal number of methods, which he employs to achieve them. Throughout the poem, he uses a variety of different techniques but I think there are several which are most successful. The first and foremost approach Owen has used is that of the title, 'Exposure'. Exposure means to 'Lay open to the weather'; it suggests being uncomfortable, and susceptible to the weather, typically in a less than desirable situation. In this poem, it is the weather that torments the soldiers most, and so this title is appropriate. This title is also clever and evocative, because it causes the reader to think about the contents of the poem before having read it. I consider the reference to nature, in particular, to be very important and effective. It is expressed clearly, in a physical sense, in the first line of the first stanza, although Owen does continue this use throughout the poem. 'Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knive us...' This line shows the 'merciless'/evil wind, nature, to have premeditated causing a pain to the soldiers. This, and that the wind causes a physical pain, 'ache', to the soldiers personifies the weather. The diction in this line, for example, the repetition of s sounds, called sibilance, represents the sound of the
TMA 1 – Read Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ then answer the following questions. Question 1 (a) Describe what effects the poem has on you. My immediate response is one of detachment; it is a completely alien situation which I find hard to relate to. The vividness of the poem is shocking and the description of the soldier’s death invokes more pity for soldiers than I have felt before. (b) Say what you think the subject matter is. The poem depicts a platoon of soldiers who come under a chemical weapons attack in the First World War. The narrator uses his account of watching a man die in agony to dispel the propagandist lie that it is lovely and honourable to die for one’s country. Word count: 91 Question 2 (a) Identify and list in note form three of the techniques used in these lines. Simile Metaphor Onomatopoeia (b) Comment in complete sentences on what the effects of the three techniques you have identified might be. The use of similes such as “like old beggars” implies the war has robbed the soldiers of their dignity and reduced them to vagabonds without honour or respectability. “Coughing like hags” is used to revolt and disturb the reader, it illustrates the soldiers as diseased and grotesque but it also suggests the war has aged them prematurely and these men are as fragile as old women. Metaphors such as “drunk with
Emmanuel Ntombura 01/10/2003 'TALKING HEADS' Coursework Assignment HOW DOES BENNETT DEAL WITH THE THEME OF IMPRISONMENT IN TWO OR MORE OF HIS 'TALKING HEADS' INTRODUCTION This essay will be focussing on the theme of loneliness in monologues. I will be looking at the connections between 'A Lady of Letters,' and 'Playing Sandwiches,' in relation to the theme I'm focussing on. A monologue is a dramatic composition for one character or long speech performed by one character. There are lots of ways in which you can tell what a monologue is. A dramatic monologue always has a speaker and an implied auditor. The auditor often perceives a gap between what the speaker says and what the speaker reveals. The reader also adopts the POV of the auditor/speaker. The speaker also nearly always uses a case-making or argumentative tone of voice. The auditor then completes the dramatic scene from within, using means of interference and imagination. The dramatic monologue presents a 2-step sequence: we enter what looks like a normal situation, but become aware of discrepancies that gradually encourage us to suspect the speaker's reliability, motives and actions. As the self-justifying ("case-making") bombards us with a rationalisation/explanation of his/her actions, the auditor begins to construct a fully detailed alternative vision of the speaker and the events he describes, in effect
20th Century Drama-"Playing Sandwiches" By Alan Bennett. HANNAH NICHOLLS Playing Sandwiches is a monologue by Alan Bennett from a collection called "Talking Heads". It is a good and successful illustration of Twentieth Century drama. How is Twentieth Century Drama Defined, and what makes it Successful? To define Twentieth Century drama a number of things have to be considered. The most obvious way of recognising Twentieth Century drama is that it is often shown in the medium of television. This indicates the advance in technology, and if it is originally televised gives a clue to when it was written. Twentieth Century Drama in a theatre is possibly more difficult to identify. It can be recognized through the language used, the set and more importantly the issues and themes expressed in the piece. The language would obviously be more modern and possibly less formal. The set may show an advance in technology, for example televisions and telephones, which would not be incorporated into the set of an earlier play. In this example, it is in the form of a monologue. This means that one character tells a story from his or her own perspective. There is therefore a narrow focus and a biased opinion on events. The story is concentrated usually on only one main plot, which is slowly revealed as the actor exposes more about himself. The issues presented to the viewer signify the
Introduction On the 1st October 2002 the Department of Business requested an essay to be written investigating the management issues that Robert Owen was dealing with at Lanark, how did the wider context affect Robert Owens management activities and how did he try to change the context. It was also requested to notify any parallels between Robert Owen and Anita Roddick the founder of the Body Shop. The report was to be submitted on 10th December. The management issues that Robert Owen was dealing with at Lanark. Before the Industrial revolution the majority of people lived in small self-sufficient communities in the country, the industries during this time were of small cottage type or agricultural nature. The development of technology and machinery brought about the Industrial Revolution, along with this came the introduction of factories, which could produced goods in large quantities. Through this development small business could no longer compete large factories, this resulted in the people moving from the countryside to be nearer the factories. This move meant that there was a call for co-ordination of the labour within the factory system; it was from this that the "question of management"1 developed. Robert Owen purchased the mill at Lanark during the early part of the Industrial Revolution, when most of his employees had little or no experience of working within a
A Critical Analysis of 'Anthem for doomed youth' by Wilfred Owen. For this essay I will critically analyse and evaluate the use and effect of literary devices and forms while showing the interaction of explicit and implicit meanings within the poem. I will also refer to the historical and cultural factors affecting the production and reception of the poem. The title 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' is very deliberately ironic with the juxtaposition of anthem, which is associated with praise and triumph with doomed which means certain demise. Through doing this Owen shocks the reader and immediately introduces them to theme of the poem, death of soldiers and gets the audience to question the war; after all, how can you pay tribute to inevitable death? The word 'youth' accentuates his message of the wrong of the war. Owen achieves this as youth conjures thoughts of naivety and innocence that creates even greater pathos then he would achieve had he used the word men. 'Doomed youth' has the use of assonance in the sound with the intention to be drawn out and lugubrious. The poem asks and answers the following question, what funeral and ceremonies are there for the soldiers that die as cannon fodder? The answer the poem gives is none. The meaning it conveys is that the war must be wrong if the soldiers die so cheaply as to not receive a proper burial. The poem is about the First World