Compare and Contrast the Relationshipsin ‘Journey’s End’ by R.C. Sherriff, Against the Relationships Between May and Eva in ‘the Accrington Pals’ by Peter Whelan. Which Relationship Came Out Stronger? Between Stanhope and Osborne Essay

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Within both these plays, friendship as a major theme, uniting characters and enabling the authors to explore how relationships are effected war both plays have many friendships, but each has an overriding main relationship. In ‘Journey’s End’ the friendship is based on Stanhope and Osborne while in ‘The Accrington Pals’ the friendship theme is mainly based on May and Eva. In both of these plays the friendship is portrayed as being strong and the strength of that relationship is tested throughout. Though one friendship survives longer due to death, they are still stronger than the other characters within the play, and this essay is going to try to explain which friendship came out stronger from both plays. In ‘Journey’s End’ the friendship that I want to focus on is Stanhope and Osborne. At the beginning of the play Osborne and Hardy are talking and we can see that Osborne cares about Stanhope when Osborne says “You don’t know him as I do; I love that fellow. I’d go to hell with him.” This quote shows that he does truly care for Stanhope in a way that no one else does, the relationship between them is strong and throughout the play we notice how much Osborne stands up for Stanhope while other officers belittle him when they have the chance. Contrastingly, In ‘The Accrington Pals’ the friendship between May and Eva isn’t as strong as Osborne and Stanhope in my opinion because May is quite reserved when it comes to talking to people who think that she is wasting time not being with Tom when it’s clear that he wants to be with

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