Sheriff chose to use a play set in the trenches so that he could confine the audience to the theatre like men in the trenches. It was a way of mimicking the claustrophobia the soldiers would have felt. Using a play set in one place over a short period of time, he is able to show the long waits and boredom soldiers faced. The “sounds of the war” that are faintly present also add to the verisimilitude and help the audience understand what the men faced daily. Although sheriff effectively dispels common misconceptions of the trenches, his use of a play doesn’t allow us to understand how his characters are feeling.
Priestley is annoyed about the fact that the upper-class businessman, such as Birling, had no outlook on others, mainly the working class, and Priestley tries to get his message across to the audience that people in Birling's position should not act as arrogantly as he and realise the value of others across the community. Mr Birling thinks very highly of himself and it shows especially where he talks about the First World War and how war was impossible, "Just because the Kaiser makes a speech or two, or a
Catch-22 is essentially about so many different factors of life that it is difficult to narrow it down to only one satirical view from Heller. Another valuable thing that Heller wanted the reader to capture was that Catch-22 is not about the American vs. German war but more about how the American military bureaucracy is fighting amongst themselves and the men that are under their control. It also shows the chaos and illogic of life itself in a military base as well as the outside world. This novel makes you reconsider conforming to authority because it magnifies how our bureaucratic organizations such as law, business and medicine determine our happiness and can destroy the individual.
Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried” epitomizes the degradation of morals that war produces. This interpretation is personified in the characters who gradually blur the line dividing right and wrong as the motives for war itself become unclear. The morality of soldiers and the purpose of war are tied also to the truth the soldiers must tell themselves in order to participate in the gruesome and random killing which is falsely justified by the U.S government. The lack of purpose in the Vietnam War permanently altered the soldier’s perspective of how to react to situations and in most cases they turned to violence to express their frustration. The men’s mission was plainly described by O’Brien, stating “If you weren’t humping, you were waiting…It was boredom with a twist, the kind of boredom that causes stomach disorders.” (O’Brien, 34).
Overall, Creon’s leadership is very strict and centered on the state and his laws. But it’s not just this that makes him a bad leader; it’s his temper and his aggressive attitude that make him terrible as a leader and a person. Whenever he is angry he acts very harsh to the people around him, even if it is not their fault, and he makes rash decisions that only benefit him, going against his own moral code. Creon’s leadership was too cruel, and too strict to work, and he forced the people to stay silent and listen and not have their say. Generally, Creon’s leader ship would have never worked because of one, his temper, two, his strict and tyrannical rule, and third, his aggressive and harsh attitude.
They responded to the play because it showed them, for the first time, the fear and squalor that the men faced continually and how they dealt with it. Extract 1 (Pages 1-4) gives the audience the opportunity to understand the terrible conditions in which the characters lived. The characters engage in sarcastic banter as they can not afford to give into their true feelings towards the situation. Everyone does what they can to keep each others spirits up. The Director would need to enhance the horror of the mens’ situation in the way that he sets the stage.
Stacey then has to face the humiliation of getting whipped by his mama in front of his class. As usual, TJ doesn't own up to his own and obviously Stacey 'wouldn't tell on ole TJ' because TJ would deny it anyways. TJ is not only thoughtless, he is also quite sly and knows how to get what he wants. This is shown when he teases Stacey about his new coat ... ... middle of paper ... ...he night men come and throw the Averys to the ground, and TJ is beaten up again. Here, we feel genuine sympathy for TJ in the end of the novel, as he is left in jail awaiting trial, with a broken jaw and broken ribs.
The fireman’s job is to eliminate knowledge and books, and to encourage ignorance in order to maintain a homogenous society. Many factors contribute to this type of censorship, even the citizens themselves. When Guy Montag meets the young Clarisse McClellan, she ignites a dangerous curiosity with her thought provoking questions that causes him to question his job, and his society. However, people continue to believe that censorship is justifiable because it is for the betterment of society. As Montag struggles to understand why his society is the way it is, his consequent search for the comprehension/ knowledge he gains from books shatters the unquestioning ignorance he used to share with everyone else and ul... ... middle of paper ... ...when he ordered Montag to burn his house because of the book inside, he represented the society as an entirety which has ordered Montag to do so in the past to oppress others.
It is very strict and is just, they would not let a man free of any crime, because it would make their law seem weak or to have a ‘dent’ in it. The law has to be strict because ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd mainly his religion. The audience feels sympathy for Shylock because of how devastated he is. In the 2004 version, directed by Michael Radford, Shylock breaks down and puts his head to the floor and this also happens in the Trevor Nunn National Theatre adaption. Shylock seems pitiful and the audience feels sorry for him because no mercy has been shown for him.
His goal is to tell the stories of the individual soldier, and his experience. The primary focus of the book are the realities of the war. Fussel doesn’t agree with the often romanticized, systematically sanitized and Disneyfied picture of the war. He criticizes the literature, news and other media that presented the war in better light than it actually was. Fussel opposes the notion of the “good war” and tries to make people understand that war was messy and very cruel, it was by no means a good thing.