In Act 1, Willy Russell introduces the main characters, Rita and Frank; and provides crucial background information about the characters and their relationship with each other. Russell introduces some of the main themes of the play such as; journey of discovery and class clash. He also informs the audience when and where the play is set- time and site.
In Act 2 scene 1 of Educating Rita, Rita walks into Frank’s study with second-hand clothes. The audience knows that she has a particular idea about clothes when in Act 1 scene 1, she says 'I won’t be buying any new clothes til I am an educated woman'. This shows that she is in a new phase in her life, but the change is not complete. The dramatic device and sc...
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- In act one J.B Priestly the writer of ‘An Inspector Call’ uses several dramatic devices and ironies to draw in the audience. This story was first performed in 1945 which was at the end of the World War 2, but was set in 1912 before the upsetting disaster of the titanic. These dates are vital as they all link into the message and flow of the story. As in 1945 the World War 2 ended and this was when the labour party got elected as government. Also this is when the welfare states were created which Priestley was much in favour of setting up , this is when you are looked after for example free housing, health care and many more.... [tags: Literary Devices, Critical Analysis]
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- In this essay I will discuss why Priestley’s play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is effective, focusing on characterisation, dramatic devices and themes. Firstly, I would like to take a closer look at the character of Mr.Birling. Soon after the play starts we know that Mr.Birling is a man of some significance and is respected when the text states that he’s a 'heavy-looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties with fairly easy manners”. We also find that he is the one that first speaks in the play, this shows that he is a dominant character and because of the patriarchal society, he’s the head of the house and the one that makes the decisions.... [tags: An Inspector Calls]
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- The Use of Dramatic Devices in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly An Inspector Calls is a play with a moral. The writer’s main cause of writing the play was to teach the people around him how he thinks the world should act. He does this by using the inspector to express all of his ideas and thoughts through the way in which he teaches the Birlings their mistakes. His main concerns were the idea of responsibility that everybody should look after everybody around and not just concern about themselves.... [tags: Papers]
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- Dramatic Devices in Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine Willy Russell uses many different dramatic devices to explore the issues and themes of the play 'Shirley Valentine'. One of the main themes is change, Russell explores and portrays this issue using several dramatic techniques, particularly flashbacks, stereotypes and contrast. In the opening scenes of the play, Shirley is a stereotypical housewife. Her daily routine is cooking and running after her husband, Joe. Like most of the important characters in 'Shirley Valentine' Joe is also a stereotype.... [tags: Papers]
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- Dramatic Techniques Used in The Long and the Short and the Tall During this play there are dramatic techniques used by Willis Hall to present the moral dilemma faced by the British soldiers during the drama. Willis Hall prompts us to think about the rights and wrongs of war and the death of the Japanese prisoner. He does this in more ways than one but I'm going to focus on one point exactly: the point in which he constructs a scenario in which the Japanese prisoner has British cigarettes on him; this has to be one of the most dramatic scenes within the play and it covers all of the soldiers views on the prisoner.... [tags: Papers]
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- Priestly's Use of Dramatic Devices to Express His Political Views in An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls is a play written by J.B Priestly. The play was first performed in 1945 however it is set in 1912. An Inspector calls is a murder mystery set in Edwardian England, just before the First World War. This was a very difficult time for several reasons. There were frequent strikes, food shortages and political instability. Similarly the period after the First World War was equally difficult. There was a shortage of money and rations and the labour force was diminished by casualties of war.... [tags: Priestly Inspector Calls]
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- J. B. Priestly's Use of Dramatic Devices in An Inspector Calls In ‘An Inspector Calls’ the Inspector wants to teach the Birlings how important it is to treat everyone equally, regardless of social standing. I believe, in a way he is also trying to teach the Birlings how events can have ‘knock-on’ effects, and how their actions have consequences, even if they are not intentional. Priestly’s main concerns are the same to those of the Inspector – Priestly voices his opinions through the character.... [tags: Papers]
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- Coursework How does J.B Priestley use dramatic devices in An Inspector Calls to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience as well as interest and involve them in his play. 23rd, February 2005 The main theme of “An Inspector Calls” is responsibility. J.B Priestley wants to show the Birlings’ and the audience that we all share responsibility for other people’s welfare, and that wealthy people have obligations to look after those less fortunate than themselves. Priestley uses Inspector Goole to put across his views on society by portraying himself as a character.... [tags: English Literature]
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- The Use of Dramatic Devices in Act 3, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers trying to consummate their love despite the difficulties that face them. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are members of two feuding families who hate each other because of an ancient grudge. Romeo and Juliet is a play about love, passion, hatred, violence and death; typical themes of a Shakespearian tragedy. In the play, Capulet orders Juliet into marriage but she rebels and doesn’t marry her father’s chosen groom, Paris.... [tags: Papers]
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- The Changes in Mickey and Edward's Relationship There. In a flash the whole course of your life has been decided, will you succeed or will you fail. It is not for you to decide, you have had your freedom taken away from you and you will never realise until the last moments of your frustrated, or enjoyable life and by then it will be too late. This is Blood Brothers in a nutshell; a musical which tears through the walls of social ethics exposing the obvious truth, injustice and social inequalities roam our Country and the devices which Russell uses brings this to the audience in a mixture of speech, song and show.... [tags: Blood Brothers Willy Russell Essays]
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