Fiddler on the roof
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. The story centres on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters. Each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith. And with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The purpose of the play is to entertain and provoke feelings in the audience.
Fiddler on the roof more so the scene Anatevka reflects the beginning of a physical journey, as now displaced individuals leave their homes and search for a new one. It has a similar theme and feel to Peter’s poem ‘Immigrants at Central Station’ as both have an atmosphere of sadness and anticipation before they embark on their new lives. The line in Anatevka “What do we leave, nothing much” shows how they have to leave with nothing to come back to. And the line “With blankets and packed cases” from Peters poem gives the same notion showing how the immigrants are all packed with no home to go back to. Both texts being about displaced Individuals with no home to go to.
This is an art work by an unidentified artist, as an expression of feeling. The purpose of the art is to represent shared miserly.
This piece represents a physical and mental journey. It shows A stage in a physical journey where the individual/individuals are struggling to find strength within themselves to go on. I believe this is similar to Peters poem ‘Migrant hostel’ as him and his family are at the same point in their journey to a better life in Australia. The faceless figures in the background seem to share the same notion as “No one kept count of all the comings and goings” people who may or may not have been there before. “Nationalities sought each other out instinctively’ is represented by the three...