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Highly dramatic

When Willie is asked by Maggie to leave the shop his response is “Not me. I’ve been at Hobson’s all my life, and I’m not leaving till I’m made.” This shows his loyalty to Hobson. Maggie cannot stand this; she is much tougher and thinks it foolish. When Maggie proposes toRead More

Dramatic events

All three female characters being discussed all possess characteristics that help them survive through crisis despite societies’ opposition. In order to successfully defend their loved ones the female characters use common sense, flexibility, and quick thinking to steer themselves clearly away from further trouble. Medea has an advantage over NoraRead More

Richard’s vindictiveness

This change from savage to good shows how effectively Richard suppresses his dark secrets and voluntarily becomes a villain, these two contrasting sentences demonstrate this “To set my brother Clarence and the King in deadly hate the one against the other” to “Brother, good day; what means this armed guardRead More

Solidarity and purposefulness

The play I am studying is called “The Inspector Calls”. In this essay I will assess the dramatic impact of the inspector in the play with reference to one other character in the play. “The Inspector Calls” was written in 1945 but set in 1912. This means that the audience hasRead More

Dramatic irony

At this stage Eddie spills the beans about what is bothering him to Beatrice. Eddie says, ‘If he is here to work then he should work, if he is here for a good time then he can fool around.’ Eddie here is saying that Rodolfo is not here to haveRead More

Dramatic irony

The play has a theme of dramatic irony, when Birling talks of the Titanic claiming that she was unsinkable when in fact she sank on her maiden voyage a week later, Priestley does this to show that no matter how much Birling thinks he is right he can be wrong.Read More

The effects of the dramatic devices

There is a lot of tension as each member of the family is found to have played a part in Eva’s death. Each piece of evidence the audience is interested in how each character reacts to the revelations. The most central part of the play for Birling is the sceneRead More

How Does Miller Build Up The Dramatic Tension In Act 2?

Act two is an Act of many different emotions. It has a very rocky start, which leads to bad news and a build up of anxiety. The tension varies throughout, from dinner at the start and Mary’s intervention as well as Elizabeth going to court at the end. At theRead More

Dramatic device

Another dramatic device is were Mrs Birling is telling the inspector about a young girl (Eva Smith) who had used her family name, Mrs Birling, in the charity organisation were she is chairwomen. Mrs Birling tells the inspector how she turned this desperate girl away when she was pregnant withRead More

Dramatic tension

The high emotion increases when Elizabeth too asks for forgiveness, ‘It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery, suspicion kissed you when I did, I never knew how I should say my love’. Elizabeth talks of him taking her sins upon him and asking for forgiveness. The tension increases whenRead More


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