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  • A Sense of Pathos in Journey's End

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    A Sense of Pathos in Journey's End How Does Sherriff Create a Sense of Pathos in Act Three Scene Three of the Play? Act Three Scene Three in the play is ultimately the point in which all of the dramatic tension comes to a tragic climax. This sense of pathos is achieved by a number of different factors. The first is that the scene begins with an emotive description of the atmosphere, describing the ‘intense darkness of the dugout is softened by the glow of the Very lights’ and the ‘distant

  • Use of Language in Journey's End by RC Sheriff

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    presented to the audience powerfully and effectively. The language needed to show the characters and their language as they would have been had they had actually been in the trenches at the time and make sure that they were as realistic as possible. Sherriff has aimed to relate the characters’ speech directly to their character but also to create a powerful picture in the minds of the audience. One of his main aims in the play was to present the public with a play to show the real attitudes during

  • A Comparison of the Techniques Employed in Portraying the Horror of War in Regeneration and Journey's End

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    Portraying the Horror of War in Regeneration and Journey's End "I chose the First World War because it's come to stand in for other wars… It's come to stand for the pain of all wars." Pat Barker wrote "Regeneration" in the 1990's and R.C. Sherriff "Journey's End" in 1927, the quote is from Barker and illustrates the magnitude of the effect of the First World War, and expresses the appeal of the subject. Both works use different techniques in their portrayal of horror, and their effectiveness

  • Discussion of Themes in Journey's End by R.C Sherriff

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    Discussion of Themes in Journey's End by R.C Sherriff Journey's End is a play about the full horror and futility of the trench welfare in the First World War. During the war, the playwright R.C Sherriff was an officer who was wounded in battle. He bases the play upon his real life experiences - mirroring the way he and his comrades fought and lived, re-living some of his past experiences. The play gives the audience a clear insight into the reality of life at war and explores the harsh

  • Stress and Fear on the Western Front, Illustrated in Sheriff's Play, Journey's End

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    'Journey's End' by R.C. Sherriff is filled with very tense scenes throughout the play one in particular and the focus point on this essay is Act Two scene One, which endeavours to educate the audience about the true horrors of life at the front. Sherriff, who was wounded at Passchendaele in 1917, wrote from his experience of the war. He creates scenes that are very realistic, and because of his experiences, it helps the audience to believe the play more and understand the difficulties the soldiers

  • Different Ways Sherriff Reveals Courage to the Audience in Journey's End

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    Different Ways Sherriff Reveals Courage to the Audience in Journey's End Throughout 'Journey's End', the sheer brutality of the war is portrayed to the audience in a subtle manner. The thousands of deaths and the shocking injuries were all facts of life for the soldiers in the trenches in World War One, but the playwright does not chose to focus upon these directly. For example, the raid at the end of the play is not visibly displayed, instead it is created through dramatic techniques such

  • How Sherriff Uses Structure and Language of the Play Journey's End to Unfold the Character of Stanhope

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    How Sherriff Uses Structure and Language of the Play Journey's End to Unfold the Character of Stanhope Journeys End shows the negative way and terrible conditions war affects Stanhope and his troops. Although Stanhope is a dedicated officer he is also enigmatic. The structure and language are used in this play to show the way in which war affects soldiers and the changes Stanhope goes through during the war. Life in the 1900's was happy care free and relaxed. People went about their business

  • The Reality of War Exposed in Journeys End by R.C Sheriff

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    that nine million people died. R.C Sherriff was once himself in the World War one, as an officer in the East Surrey Regiment. He was injured in the battle of Passchendael in 1917. Journeys end is based upon his past experiences in the war - reflecting the way he and his comrades lived and fought and repeating some of its events. R.C Sherriff wrote other play, a few novels and quite a few film scripts. R.C Sherriff is best remembered for Journey’s End. R.C Sherriff reconstructs the war in Journey’s

  • Reconciling Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and Intelligent Design

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    off male offspring before they were hatched (Sherriff 2007). Fortunately, the male population has increased significantly due to natural selection. Through heritability, a gene has successfully been passed down through the next ten generations of blue moon butterflies. This gene has been referred to as the “savior” gene. This gene allows infected female butterflies to produce male butterflies that are not affected by the previously fatal bacteria (Sherriff 2007). These newly adapted butterflies have

  • Stanhope in Journey's End by RC Sheriff

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    Stanhope in Journey's End How does Sherriff develop our understanding of Stanhope in Act One? Introduction Stanhope is considered by the men to be ‘the best company commander [they’ve] got.’ However under the pressure of the Great War, Stanhope has changed into a different man, and has turned to drinking alcohol to take away the fear and pain of War. At the beginning of the play, Sherriff chooses not to introduce the audience to Stanhope. Instead, the audience builds their own picture