In Charles dickens novella, ‘A Christmas carol’ you see that the minor characters do in fact have the greatest impact on both the reader and the main character, Scrooge. Scrooge is an unlikable horrible character who has no sympathy for the poor but throughout the novel, you see Scrooge slowly start to change. Important messages through the novel are shown by the minor characters, this helps Scrooge finally see that money cannot buy you happiness and opens reader’s eyes up to the harsh reality going on in the industrial revolution. This suggests to readers that treating the poor in the way Scrooge has is wrong. Minor Characters like the portly gentlemen, Scrooges ex-fiancé, Bell and Fezziwig are a huge part of Scrooges Journey of becoming a better person.
Edward Scissorhands Creates Romance In Tim Burton’s somewhat dramatic film Edward Scissorhands is the story of a bashful yet ignorant man "created" with scissors for hands trying to live in the suburbs with people he doesn’t fit well with (after being discovered in a mansion's attic by a woman named Peg). Clearly this story creates a certain mood of acceptance and romance. Edward goes through his life in the suburbs without a care in the world about how people think about him. He always kept to himself and believes that he is just like everyone else. Later on in the film he discovers a girl that he likes and tries to make himself known.
Samuels’s innocence is corrupted when he becomes in contact with the city life and crime. When the corrupted policemen’s are looking for book in the Amish world they find obstacles. When John book moves to the Amish world and falls in love with Rachel, he faces many problems and suffers from confection because he knows he doesn’t belong there. We are shown that Samuel is in conflict with the world around him when he enters the city of Philadelphia and loses his innocent when he witnesses a murder at the train station. The director shows this by the sounds and angles of the camera during scenes and by the way many people talk at once shows the differences of life between the city and the peacefulness of Samuels home.
Edward Britton the main character of the book written by Gary Crew and Philip Neilsen comes from a background of acting, reading and wrighting coming to the prison for younger boys in "Van Diemen's Land" for being falsly imprisoned for stealing clothes from the theatre where he worked at. the other main character Izod Wolfe has a diffrent background only being able to read and wright poorly he saw his family die from starvation thanks to a man from the military,"Sergeant Buckridge" Izod wanted revenge and looked around the for the lieutenant's regiment stowing away into another country. Starved and homeless he was charged with vagrancy and illegal immigration fuelled by hatred he was the only one of his family to survive. Both boys are treated with punishment diffrently and most times cruelly. Edward Britton and Izod Wolfe are punished throughout the book showing the reader how edward is treated differently from Izod because of his background.
One gloomy night on the streets of England, Alex, Dim, Pete, and Georgie decide to sneak in to a rich old womans house. But little does Alex know his so called “loyal droogs” have set him up. As he is running out of the house with stolen goods in hand, he is beaten by one of his own men as the police pull up to catch him lying helpless in front of the house and in the background hearing the poor old woman inside beaten and screaming. Alex was originally arrested for breaking and entering but soon after arriving to the prison was informed that the old woman he had beaten died of her injuries. He has already served two years of his grueling sentence when he first heard about Ludovico’s technique.
This is an example of Burton representing Edwards’s personality through diegetic sound. Lighting techniques represent how inside his castle everything is hollow and dark because there are shadows highlighting the natural light source. The props in the film teach the audience more about Edwards’s personality and re-enforce the theme of non-conformity. For example, in excerpt one we see a newspaper article
Snippets of Conformity are scattered throughout the film, seen in the opening panning shot over the visually cookie-cutter like society of identical houses, perfect grass and identical cars. Peggy’s standard 50’s ‘nuclear family’, a mother and a father with one son and one daughter, represents the 50’s aspiration for the “American Dream”. Esmeralda represents the cold war paranoia over nuclear war and communism, dark background music plays as she compares Edward to the devil for just appearing different “it’s not heaven he’s from its straight from the stinking flames of hell”. Edward defends himself and the Boggs family by stating that “were not sheep” which indicates that Edward objects the idea of conforming. Society repeatedly tries to make Edward conform, Pegg mentions “You know I have a doctor friend that could help you” and also in the TV interview an audience member asks “Have you ever thought of having corrective surgery or prosthetics?
In “The Lottery” Chris Abani shows how religion was a big part of his village. First, people have different views on what’s just and not just. This is way crimes such as murders are committed by some and not by others. One day in Chris’ village a man was accused of stealing and he wasn’t given a trial. Chris’ religious aunt slapped the man on his way out the store which showed that she thought the man was a disgrace.
Paul is the manager of the Collines Hotel where the supplier George Rutaganda and him do not get along as George is the leader of the anti-Tutsi Interhamwe. Paul and his family witness the brutal beatings and murders of their Tutsi neighbours and in desperation his remaining neighbours hide out in Paul's house looking to seek safety. This does not last long as a Rwandan Army officer threatens Paul and his family and the only way Paul is able to bring them to the safety of the hotel is by lying and saying they are all Tutsis. When they get to the hotel the officers find out he was lying and only let them go after Paul bribes them with money and alcohol. After Paul manages to not only hide and keep his family safe but the UN camp, Red Cross and local orphans as well.
While at dinner Holmes enrages Watson’s fiancé by pointing out she had been married once before from what he deduced using deductive reasoning. It cuts away and then Holmes is shown being beaten up in an underground fight type thing. Holmes sees a woman from his past, Irene, and picks up her handkerchief before beating his opponent up and getting his money. It then shows the prison where Blackwood tells the guards he wants to see Holmes. The next scene shows Watson arriving at Holmes house where he informs Holmes that Blackwood has asked that he be there for the hanging.