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Discuss how successfully the dramatic device of disguise

In ‘As You Like It’, the dramatic device of disguise is very important, because of the dramatic opportunities it presents. Shakespeare opens two opportunities: the characters can say what they would otherwise be unable to say, and hear what they would otherwise be unable to hear. The main character who uses disguise is Rosalind, although Celia…

Macbeth Good vs Evil Essay

“Look like the guiltless flower but be the snake under it” “let non light see my deep and dark desires” “to alter favor of all time is to fear” “The service and the trueness I owe” “Point against point. rebellious arm ‘gainst arm” 1. How are they corrupted by the immorality in them? After making…

The Glass Menagerie

‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams incorporates a numerous amount of themes throughout the play. As it is known to somewhat reflect on the playwright’s own life, some of these themes are notably profound and evocative, allowing the audience to maintain an ample grasp on the messages put forward by Williams. Primarily, the idea of…

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Thomas Hardy and Penelope Lively

“You could get people wrong,” Sandra realises in ‘The Darkness Out There’. Assess how effectively Thomas Hardy and Penelope Lively explore this theme in their characterisation techniques. “The Withered Arm” and “The Darkness Out There” are two different stories with a common theme. Both include main characters that change even though they are from different…

Forrest Gump

After examining the opening sequences, compare the ways the director s use film techniques to influence our responses to the main characters in “Forrest Gump” and “Of Mice and Men” The titles in “Forrest Gump” are very simple white letters. Such layout suggests that the director wants the viewer to be relaxed as it’s very innocent…

The history of women as erotic subjects in art is endless

The history of women as erotic subjects in art is endless; therefore in this chapter I am going to look at why in some cases, the female nude was so shocking. As this is a wide subject I am going to look at two main pieces; Titian ‘Venus of urbino’ 1538 and Edouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’…

The Mechanicals are clumsy

What Do the Mechanicals add To the Audience’s Understanding and Enjoyment of the Play? “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” Is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1600. It is a play full of love, magic and dreams. With fascinating characters which range from supernatural fairies to noble humans. But how do the mechanicals add understanding…

My graduation speech by Neil Postman

The Dominance of the Visigoth My Graduation Speech by Neil Postman encompasses power, brevity and depth. The main focus of this speech is to inform the reader of the two existing kinds of people, those who are morally upright and those who are morally depreciated. Through this speech, the reader is able to obtain an…

Analysis Duke Mitchell Top Gun

Masterpiece is the only word used to describe this film. Tony Scott, the director, made this film as good as it can get. Following, “Top Gun’s” success in box office, with everybody scrambling to watch it, Tony Scott found himself one of Hollywood’s best action directors in the 1980s. His best achievement came when “Top…

The Simpsons Movie

In ‘The Simpsons Movie’, director David Silverman and his team of producers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully and Richard Sakai use humour to incorporate other relevant messages into the film. Three of the most important factors are environment, government and family relationships. At the beginning of the Simpsons Movie, David Silverman…

Let him have it and The Daily Mail

In November 1952 a policeman was shot dead and another left wounded in what the Daily Mail called a ‘gun battle’ when Christopher Craig and Derek Bentley broke into the Barlow and Parker warehouse in Croydon. I have looked at two media sources of information regarding this event. A newspaper article taken from the Daily…

Four Brothers

Four Brothers was released in 2005 worldwide and told an amazing story about four adoptive brothers who are not blood related going through the trauma of losing their adoptive mother in a gruesome murder attack and work together to capture their mothers killer for revenge. Although these brothers are not blood related, they show the…

Tragic flaw

To what extent is the Summer Song sequence, sung by the narrator, a watershed in the play Blood Brothers? The three main themes of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers are superstition, fate and class divides. These themes are overtly represented throughout the play. Because the play opens with a scene of the two dead boys there…

Shrek

Shrek is a comical animated fairytale based variously on literary archetypes and Disney-esque tropes. However, this fairy tale theme has been subverted using numerous presentational devices throughout the film, in many different ways. I am going to explain thoroughly how this is revised and shown in the film. At the opening of the film, the…

Stanley Kowalski

During the late nineteen-forties, it was common for playwrights such as Tennessee Williams to use symbolism as an approach to convey personal thoughts, through the attitudes of the characters and the setting. Williams’ actors have used symbolism to disguise the actuality of their thoughts and to accommodate the needs of their conservative audience. A Streetcar…

Ethical Movie Review: Blood Diamond Essay

0. 1 Introduction The undermentioned essay will analyze ethical issues addressed through the film “Blood Diamond” . The two chief issues identified and discussed are ; child soldiers and struggle diamonds. My chief lens of ethical theories will dwell of the four western theories. this includes. egoism. utilitarianism. moralss of responsibilities and moralss of rights….

Korean pop culture and globalization

Introduction: Korea Pop Culture and Globalization Recently, “Gangnam Style” , the vocal which is composed and sung by a Korean vocalist, has created a new Korean wave all over the universe. Though the wordss are written in Korean, it is unexpected that the official music picture ofGangnam Stylehas already viewed about 20 billion times on…

The Sign of Four

The opening lines suggest that Holmes is a drug addict, alternating between morphine and cocaine, displayed when Watson asks:”What is it today?” I asked, “morphine or cocaine?” The drugs have physically taken their toll on Holmes, his ‘white fingers’ take the needle before injecting the drug in to his ‘sinewy forearm’. Watson clearly objects to…

Studying Two Alan Bennett Monologues

A monologue is a play with a single performer. The word monologue is of Greek origin and comes from mono-logos. Mono means ‘word of one person’ and logos means ‘voice’ hence monologue, ‘one voice’. Alan Bennett’s work is impressive and his understanding of characterization is second to none. He has an ability to capture the…

Ghost Scene in Hamlet

I have viewed three different versions of the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. The first film I watched was directed by Franco Zefferelli, and starred Mel Gibson as Hamlet. The next film I saw was directed by, and also starred Kenneth Branagh. The final film I viewed was directed by Michael Almereyda, and starred…

Dramatic scene

Note how Marco realises what Eddie is trying to do, so he challenges Eddie to a chair lifting contest, showing Eddie he isn’t the strongest man around. Act I ends on a dramatic note with Marco triumphantly lifting the chair above Eddie’s head ‘like a weapon’, giving us a parallel with the end of Act…

Jealousy lead to tragedy

“A view from the bridge” Arthur Miller How does Eddie’s jealousy lead to tragedy? A view from the bridge is a play that identifies the work and lives of the communities of dockworkers and longshoremen of New York’s Brooklyn Harbor. The author Arthur Miller has written his play focusing on the Carbone family. Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman…

Character analysis of Eddie

A View from the Bridge is a contemporary drama written by Arthur Miller in 1955, who was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. The play takes place in Brooklyn around 1950’s. Eddie is an inarticulate character and is powerless in the face of his tragic fate. He harbors a secret…

How would an audience respond to An Inspector Calls in performance

‘An Inspector Calls’ is a typical play of the late 19th/early 20th century period. It explores in depth what hides behind the respectable front of a middle class family. This type of play was most probably written originally for the working class. I do not think it would have gone down very well with the…

Who is most responsible for Eva Smith's death

The opening scene to the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is vitally important as this is where the audience is introduced to the different characters, where their actions, expression, the way they speak, their appearance. All these affect the audience’s impression of the character. The playwright J B Priestley creates in the first scene a dramatic…

The Crucible do we admire Hale

Reverend Hale is trying to help, and he tries to dispel the notion that the conditions of the two girls Betty and Ruth are caused by witchcraft, but fails to do so as the town is aware of what is going on. Then he eventually spills the beans and spreads fear in that the Devil…

In what ways is The Signalman a typical ghost story

The supernatural element of the story reflects the Victorian fascination with the paranormal as a reaction against the rapid advances in science and technology during the 19th century that seemed to deny the existence of a spiritual dimension to life. The story is a true mystery; it can have no solution as is about the…

Kodak vs. Fujifilm Essay

I began composing to demo how concern can rapidly travel out of concern if the proprietors do non maintain an oculus on its public. Kodak failed to run into its customer’s demands. so the company could non maintain up with demands. Have you of all time gone shopping and found yourself seeking for an point…

The persuasive techniques used by Michael Moore in three scenes from his film 'Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore produced the film Bowling for Columbine with the intention of persuading the viewers that gun laws are too relaxed in the United States. He believes that these laws have both contributed and added to, what he describes as a state of perpetual paranoia and a culture of fear amongst all of America’s citizens….

"Journey's End" by R C Sherriff

A dramatic analysis of Act three, Scene one, showing how R. C Sherriff brings the raid to life and conveys the horror of war, despite the limitations of the stage. The author of the play R. C Sherriff, was an officer in the First World War. The play is based upon his real life experiences….

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