The most dramatic entrance of the play is at the end of Act Two when ‘Eric enters. Looking extremely pale and distressed’ This moment increases the tension massively because the whole build-up of tension in this scene leads to this moment and then the curtain falling after Eric enters increases it because as the reader we want to know what happened straight away but viewing this as a play there would be a break allowing the audience to think about what they’ve just seen making them really interested in knowing the answer. * Priestly also uses questions and confessions to increase tension in this scene. He uses questions and confessions together to build up tension because The Inspector uses questions that he already knows the answers to, to get the other characters to reveal shocking information which ultimately leads up to each characters confession of their partake in Eva Smith’s suicide which causes each of the characters to judge one another. This creates tension because each character has a confession to make and at this particular moment in the play we have Mrs Birling’s confession who
During his spiel after the encounter with the ghost, he makes many scholarly remarks like “In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell” (1.1.116-117). As well, Horatio shows his rationality and his stubbornness when he refuses to accept the fact that there was a ghost even after seeing it with his own eyes. (1.1.59-61) b. the information conveyed to the audience and the techniques used to convey it? In this scene, the background information for the entire story is exposed. In particular, the explanation for the conflict between Norway and Denmark is provided.
Why is this moment in the novel so haunting and mysterious? This extract is set very early within the play, the night after Enfield tells Utterson about the incident of Hyde and the littler girl. The fact that the mere description of Hyde enthrals Utterson to such a degree that an incredible powerful dream was induced shows the strength and power that Hyde has over people. The fact that Utterson had a nightmare over a simple tale is highly significant, taking into for Utterson’s apathetic nature. Stevenson used this juxtaposition to subtly show the audience the undeniable mystery and haunting nature of Hyde that can plague even the most unremarkable and apathetic of beings, Utterson.
Act three is arguably the pivotal scene of ’The Crucible’. The Intensity of suspense in the Act and the extreme emotion of the characters make the climax towards the end of the scene dramatic and genuinely gripping for the audience. In this scene the audience watch desperately as the respectful and innocent citizens of Salem try to prove their innocence and to prove the falsity of the girls and their accusations. In the lead up to act three Miller describes the town as ‘Isolated’ and ‘Inhabited’ by a group of ‘fanatics’. These puritans had a strict way of life and work hard to ‘keep the morals of the place from spoiling’.
Who should live long? The heir to the throne Hamlet, the King, or Claudius? With this simple, yet meaningful conversation, the author begins to raise essential questions which become central to understanding the play. The idea of watchfulness is present throughout the play; Claudius does not hesitate to spy on Hamlet, Polonius dies as a result of spying, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern do not think twice about keeping close watch on Hamlet. The social corruption visible in the conversation of the guards foreshadows the dishonesty within the royal family.
Hamlet-No Fear Shakespeare by Neil Babra is a graphic version of the Shakespeare classic Hamlet in modern English. The book is aimed towards students who find Shakespearean plays a difficult read because of the dialect and/or find Shakespeare boring. This graphic version of Hamlet has made the classic play more enthralling, readable and more understandable and is an enjoyable read not only for students studying Hamlet, but anyone who enjoys graphic novels-definitely recommended! Hamlet is a young prince whose father is killed by his very own uncle. Lost in the betrayal of his mother, uncle and his girlfriend Ophelia- Hamlet is the story of how a young prince tries to avenge his father’s death and the situations and consequences that follow.
It is obvious from this first soliloquy that Shakespeare has moulded Richard to look almost monstrous and noticeably deformed. From the beginning of the play we are aware of Richard’s feelings about his body and how much contempt and disdain he has for being given such a repugnant body. “Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished” (1.1.19-20) Richard draws the audience in, and endeavours to attract our sympathy by addressing his deformity. By doing this he is clearly trying to manipulate the audience. He talks about how he has “no delight to pass away the time” (1.1.25).
This extract from ‘The Crucible’ is from act four and features a tense conversation between Hathorne, Danforth and Parris. Parris has just admitted to the two judges that Abigail has gone vanished. This is a shock to the audience but due to dramatic irony -the fact that we know that Abigail has had an affair with Proctor- the characters are probably more shocked. Throughout this whole extract, there are many revelations of the characters. Just before this extract is a scene in the Salem jail in which the themes of hypocrisy play a big part.
How Does Shakespeare Explore the Theme of Rightful Authority Rightful Authority is the natural level of hierarchy expected from a group of people. In the opening scene of The Tempest, Shakespeare immediately disrupts this order. The opening scene to The Tempest is a dramatic event where a ship is caught in a wild storm (thus the title of the play) and those on-board, excluding the crew, are forced to abandon ship. The audience is faced with utter confusion and panic with the sounds of the storm, the anxious shouting of the characters making it difficult to understand what is said. This confusion is important as it foreshadows and echoes the themes explored in the rest of the play.
The manner of his speech is abrupt and direct, evident in the short sentences and use of exclamation marks as he barks orders to Mason, using the mild swear word “Damn”. Stanhope’s arrival creates an atmosphere of fear and tension, placing the audience on edge and generating an air of caution for the characters. As Osborne introduces the “new officer” there is a definitive shift in the dynamics, signalled by the stage directions: Raleigh stands “awkwardly”, “half raises his hand, then lets it drop to his side” reflecting his nervousness and uncertainty; Stanhope “stops short” and “stares”. His apparent disbelief and shock further magnified by the “silence” that follows. Stanhope’s pause, “how did you-get here?” and the silences that punctuate the conversation reflect the strained relationship between the two.