The Use of Characters in A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt In Robert Bolt’s “A Man For All Seasons”, there is a significant key to the use of characters. Bolt uses the characters in this play very well and in an unique fashion. Bolt has the character the common man, who takes the roles as many other characters. This is what makes this play special in its own way. Bolt uses the common man as other characters which makes the reader really think.
The lack of room and how close the space was is directly related to the affinity of the sailors and the input of the narrator. The four men that were stranded in the water, on the lifeboat are: the ¬cook, the captain, the correspondent, and Billie. It is interesting that Billie, the oiler, is the only man in the story that has a name. The narrator has in depth knowledge about all of the crewmembers on board the dinghy. Crane allows the reader to have insight, through the narrator, on the morale of the brotherhood as well as each individual’s thoughts.
Crain did not simply retell a story, but by sharing the struggles with each character he sought to portray the theme of an inner struggle with nature by using the literary devices of personification of nature, symbolism of the boat, and iron... ... middle of paper ... ...held him in the sea that swirled him out and safely over the boat to water in which he could touch. The surviving men were thankful to have survived, but learned that they really had no control over their lives. One of the most important lessons the correspondent took from the experience was, “… that “in the ignorance of the grave-edge” every man is in the same boat, which is not much more substantial than the ten-foot open dinghy on a rough sea” (Buitenhuis, web). Having survived the experience the cook, the correspondent, and the captain each believed that they could be interpreters for the sea. Crane gave each man a voice in “The Open Boat” that is uniquely theirs, but at the same time shared a common bond and struggle with nature for survival.
Jake’s diligence and dedication to each of the steps involved in fishing are indicative of his separation from his life and the woes that constitute it. Throughout the novel, Jake has a shrewd, practical outlook on life that is omitted here. His focus and attentiveness reveal the sensitive, reflective man that Jake is, free of inhibition. His thoughts undulating like gentle waves, Jake uses worms for bait as opposed to a fly, so he can peacefully drop his line and contemplate life instead of concentrating on the constant casting and jerking inherent to fly fishing.
He became inspired to learn how to fish and began to have the same urge to catch a fish. Throughout the journey, the fish, the stars, and the things from the sea became his brothers and his family. After coming a long way. At first having Manolin by his side kept Santiago reminded about youth and kept him happy. But even when the young boy left the old man, yea of course Santiago was devastated but he did not let that affect his mental determination.
He reminds the audience to stand up to people who have power and listen to their consciences, as they see the consequences of not doing so, after watching Cromwell and Chapyus succeed. It is ironic that the Common man begins the play by stating he is not significant as he plays a direct involvement in More’s death, along with the powerful people such as Cromwell. He mirrors the belief that Alice has: ‘Colds affect great men and common men alike,’ ordinary people are just as significant as the powerful.
He is the one that shares rowing duties with the determined oiler. One begins to realize that throughout the story the correspondent gains a loving and caring heart for the men, which he feels is a forming brotherhood. Also he is so frustrated with the seven Gods that rule the see he makes rude remarks toward them. this is made clear when the correspondent says “If I am going to be drowned – if I am going to b... ... middle of paper ... ... and they can be easily forgotten but when one experience something like what the four men in the raft have they begin to love the little things that a seem not existent. Needless to say nature can be very helpful and generous to man at times.
Throughout Hemingway’s novella he uses dialogues ti creates a powerful, poignant relationship between the old man and the young boy. In the start of the novel, the entire town has turned against Santiago, because he is “salao,” truly unlucky, Manolin still cares and believes in Santiago. Since he is the only boy who refers to the older man by name. This suggests that the boy knows him in a way that few do. Manolin is an apprentice fisherman in a fishing
In the end Santiago succeeds and is no longer unsuccessful because of his determination to give up his life for the marlin. Even though he is only left with the skeleton of the marlin all the fishermen are still impressed. The fishermen measure the carcass and is found to be eighteen feet long. Santiago rode to shore on his boat feeling happy and accomplished. Even though our battles are not with marlins or sharks we all have obstacles standing the the way of our goals at some time in our lives.
From this beginning comes a cast of characters long and detailed, making the book and the street come alive. Turning to the next page was not a chore but a leap into another person's woes and prospers. We meet men like Horace Abbeville who's summarized tale is one that begins with debt, which Horace pays off with a shack he owned that housed fishmeal. After Lee Chong agreed to this arrangement, Mr. Abbeville sauntered up the long trails to this shack and shot him self in the head, leaving his wife and children sad and confused. Lee had not pressured Horace for payment he had only suspended Horace's credit.