The character of the inspector is written by Priestley as a representation of morality in the play. The manner of The inspector is one the Birling's find rather disconcerting. This question of his character grows throughout the play, mirroring Sheila's and the audience's growing suspicion of him.” we didn't tell him anything he didn't already know" This all knowing quality of the character of the inspector gives a sense of being super natural, a quality confirmed by Priestley during the Inspector's outburst at the end in which he foretells the prophecy of 'fire, blood and anguish' giving the audience an underlying sense of unease at the reference to war. Therefore showing them the consequences of a lack of responsibility. This ironic hindsight into the war also gives the audience a sense of the inspector's wisdom.
Priestly shows how a chain of events can be started by just one person’s actions. This gives the audience the message that we should consider carefully the consequences of our actions because it may result in tragic ends. Throughout the play, many themes are explored alongside social responsibility and inequality. For example, age (the difference between younger and older generation0, guilt, deceit and greed. The dates 1912 and 1945 are important because 1912 was a point in history where a difference between the lifestyles of the rich and the poor had expanded.
How does meaning change in the Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui when you compare the original text with the 1972 BBC production. Bertolt Brecht’s original play, ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ is a didactic play which depicts the rise of both Ui and Hitler. Brecht uses many techniques such as black humour, underlying threat and the use of subtle allegories to convey serious messages to his audience. However in the BBC’s 1972 production of the play (directed by Jack Gold) these grave points are lost, with the attempt to entertain the audience replacing Brecht’s original intention to teach. We see in addition to this that meaning is not only lost but changed, such as how we view the characters and the impact of their actions due to the variations in the Prologue.
In the novel the wave, Morton Rhue demonstrates how the characters come to comprehend that social pressure is abhorrent and its threatening force not only in the German Nazi but in an average day life. Robert is one of the characters with an optimistic attitude towards the experiment thinking that it was positive and that it was authorized for everyone to feel equal. David also felt what Robert was feeling from the beginning of the trial until he recognized the negativity and the unconstructiveness of research. David has come to thought that the experiment has made him force and brainwash others to become a member of The Wave, how he peer pressured those who didn’t want to be in group or when he nearly hurt his girlfriend Laurie Saunders. This is evident when David held her tightly and whispered “God, I’m sorry”.
The other point of view stated that it was an easy Choice to criticise Chamberlain. They were claiming that he was in a difficult position and the appeasement really seemed sensible at the time. These are the two different views, but which one of them is more likely o be true? Chamberlain had lived through the World War 1 and he was horrified at the idea of another war. He wanted to keep world peaceful and he believed that peace is very important.
The scene begins with him explaining his theory to Valentine, Chloë and Gus. Bernard appears arrogant whilst discussing his theory using language such as “undoubtedly” to support his weak claim. Stage directions present him as domineering and almost aggressive, he’s described as “(…pacing around…)”, an animalistic description. This adds a comical effect to the play because due to the time shifts in previous scenes, we know Bernard is setting himself up for failure and embarrassment. Stoppard further explores the idea of there being a universal pursuit for knowledge in scene 7 when studious characters Hannah and Septimus are on stage at the same time, by this it’s possible Stoppard is trying to express that those who are constantly seeking an answer miss out - Septimus is the hermit Hannah spent so much time looking for.
He struggles with humiliation. His illness is the result of his wounded pride. Porfiry’s reasons for most of his methods he used was he saw the intellectual potential in Raskolnikov and wanted him to see that in himself. In the beginning of the book, Raskolnikov views himself as sort of a “Superman,” or above the moral rules of society or above what is socially acceptable. This viewpoint compels if not encourages him to separate from society or the established Russian social order.
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.
As we discover he indeed does realise his falsehoods in this respect, which brings about an intrinsic paradox in that his aspirations were to grow into the power, significance and strength he associates with Germany as evident by his son’s name, “I thought it was forceful and impressive”, whilst he realises he is only bringing shame upon himself. From this we begin to see a number of
In the play ‘Educating Rita’ cruelty and cynicism feature a great deal. One of the main characters, Frank, is cynical. Frank’s personality portrays him as a miserable old man who cannot see the good in anybody, including Rita. For example, Frank thinks that Rita is only trying to change herself because it will look good to others when they meet her rather than seeing that she is really trying to change her life for the better, not for selfish reasons. When Frank is on the phone to Julia he refers to Rita as “some silly woman” and this portrays him to be cynical because even though he has never met Rita he is already making assumptions about her in a negative manner.