Essay about Phillip Ridley's "Sparkleshark"

Essay about Phillip Ridley's "Sparkleshark"

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Phillip Ridley's "Sparkleshark"


The play 'Sparkleshark', by Phillip Ridley, is about a group of kids
and the different relationships between them. During the play, the
characters overcome their prejudices & stereotypes, and develop their
identity as a group, ending up as friends. This shows that people can
look past the stereotypes, and see people for who they really are.
During this essay, I'm going to study closely the entrance of Jake &
Natasha to explore their characters.

The first character to arrive on the roof is Jake. We can tell that
Jake is a bit of a 'geek' from the way that the stage directions
describe the way he looks. He has the appearance of a stereotypical
'geek', 'his hair is neatly cut ', his uniform is 'neat & tidy', but
his glasses with 'the left lens cracked and the bridge held together
by sticky tape', makes us imagine a type of person who is probably
picked on, and that's why his glasses are broken.

When Jake enters the roof, he is 'clutching a satchel', which implies
that rather than just carrying the bag, he is holding it very closely...

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