The play “An Inspector Calls” was written by J.B. Priestley in 1945 after the Second World War. It is set in the spring of 1912 at the home of the Birlings, a prosperous industrial family in the North Midlands. The plot of this dramatic play is based around a visit by an inspector to an apparently normal and well-respected family. Author has structured the play so that through acts one, two and the beginning of three, there is a constantly growing tension within the whole family atmosphere. Once the inspector leaves and the family realises that he may not have been a real inspector, the tension levels drop radically but then dart back up to a very high level when the telephone rings.
Ashley Howard Eng 1102 Professor David Norman December 10, 2012 Symbolism Of Trifles In Susan Glaspell's, "Trifles," symbolism is used to emphasize the meaning of the play. Glaspell writes of a woman who murdered her husband because he was to blame for her cold and lonely life. The women character's in the play, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, solve the murder, while the men, the county attorney and sheriff, wonder about trying to figure it out. Glaspell used symbolism as clues to the murderer's motive that only the women were able to figure out, and in turn kept the motive of the murderer a secret due to the bond of women. Male domination in 1916, when Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles was written, was the way of life.
When a fight breaks out and a gun is fired, Mr Hannay finds himself holding a frightened Annabella Smith. They both go back to his flat where she reveals she is a spy who is being chased by assassins who are out to kill her. She also reveals her plan to steal the head of an organisation called the ’39 steps’. When he wakes up the next day, he finds her dead, so not to be framed for her murder he sneaks out of the flat in a disguise so to find the man she told him about. his journey by train to Scotland, he shares a kiss with Pamela in an attempt to cover his identity.
But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige". “The Prestige” is a magical movie, which could be viewed as Nolan’s own magic trick – the one that makes you stand on your feet and applaud. “The Prestige” is a period film, taking place in London at the end of the 19th century.
The movie begins with a romantic scene between Marion and Sam in a hotel room, while their departure is somehow filled with depression and disappointment, due to Sam’s inability to pay his alimony very soon. Then Marion, who works in a real state office, in a moment, decides to steal $ 40,000 and flees the state. On her way, she stops by Bates Motel. After talking to Norman Bates, a disturbed young man and also the owner of the motel, who apparently lives with his old and invalid mother, Marion is murdered by Norman’s mother in her room while taking a shower. Then, Norman appears on the scene of the murder and hides the evidence, including the stolen money, by putting the body in the car and drowning in in a nearby lake.
Jessica Tandy played Blanche, Kim Hunter played Stella and Marlon Brando played Stanley. In 1948, one year later, Tennessee Williams received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Donaldson Prize and New York theater critics Prize so it became the first drama that won these three awards at once and his work became wildly popular and it is still so today. The internet site of New York Times (times topics) suggests that Tennessee Williams: “had a profound effect on the American theater and on American playwrights and actors. He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humor about outcasts in our society. Though his images were often violent, he was a poet of the human heart.” Činoherní klub`s webpage about A Streetcar Named Desire uses a quote (from a letter to an agent, Andrea Wood, August 27, 1947) which described Tennessee`s intention about the main characters and how he wanted them to be perceived by the audience: “I do not intend to focus blame or accusation on one particular character, but I want it to be a tragedy of misunderstanding and indifference toward others.” The play is set in the city of New Orleans.
At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick along with his step-sister Sam, at a football game. They become two of Charlie's best friends, they were both outcast. During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies, he experiments with drugs and drinking, and he makes friends, loses them, and gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books that his English teacher give him because he see that Charlie can go very far in his future.
Summary – Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum The novel “Dead Poets Society” written by N.H. Kleinbaum is set in 1959 in Vermont (USA) at a preparatory school called Welton Academy, which is only for boys. At the welcoming ceremony for new students, Mr Nowlan is introduced and explains the principals of the academy, which are tradition, excellence, discipline and honour. Mr John Keating, the new English teacher, who has been a pupil there either, is introduced, too. He is a teacher, who has his own conception of teaching. He is inspired by values like passion, imagination, beauty, language and love which he integrates in his classes.
Old’s creates a very vivid picture of a young boy’s birthday party and begins to describe the scene, “As the guests arrive at my son's party they gather in the living room—“(1-2) The mother of the birthday boy begins to examine the character traits of the six to seven year old party guests. She conveys them as “short men, men in first grade/with smooth jaws and chins.” (3-4) At this moment she highlights the fact that their faces are smooth, but contradicts it with the idea that they are men. While contradicting the idea that these six to seven year old boys are men, the speaker portrays that these “men” do not have the ability to sit still. She then illustrates them, “Hands in pockets, they stand around/jostling, jockeying for place, small fights” (5-6). The mannerisms of the young men in the poem Later on, she describes their behavior in terms of predominantly male professions.
Todd’s parents think that he should become a lawyer and they do not give him a lot of attentions as they send him the same desk set each year. Their new English teacher, Mr. Keating or “The Captain”, is different from the rest and some of the students find him mad. In their first class, he brings them to see pictures of some of the former students at the school. Through poems he tells them to seize the day, Carpe Diem, a term which he thinks the students should live by. Mr. Keating’s way of teaching brings out the uniqueness of the pupils, but the other teachers, bound by traditions and discipline, do not like his way of teaching.