Distinctively visual techniques are fundamental in the transmission of stimulating ideas between composers and responders of their texts. They are able to communicate the distinctive experiences within their texts that affect the responder and their relationships with others and the world. In the context of WW2, John Misto’s play The Shoe Horn Sonata conveys the experiences of the suffering of the female prisoners of war. It is Misto’s intention to portray the oppression the women suffered and highlight the power of art in their journey to hope and purpose. These ideas are also explored through Gary Ross’ film, Pleasantville as the protagonists fight against oppression of society’s expectations and the power of art as a way of escaping this and finding a purpose and a sense of hope.
In Hospital Sketches, Louisa May Alcott presents a sentimental retelling of an episode she experienced as a civil war nurse. As she tells us of her encounter with a dying soldier named John, she uses detail, imagery, and diction, as well as features various rhetorical strategies to create an appeal to emotion. She exhibits the compassion of the nurse for John, even in the face of inevitable death. She displays the compassionate mindset of John, and adds depth to her words by using analogies. She uses these tools in order to inflict a deep emotional feeling and an understanding of how awful the situation actually was.
The Shoe-horn Sonata John Misto’s purpose for writing the play “The Shoe-horn Sonata” was to bring recognition to the brave Army nurses who were imprisoned by the Japanese during World War Two. In Misto’s word: “I couldn’t build a memorial, so I wrote a play instead”. Imagery is important and prominent in the play, as it enhances Misto’s ability to create recognition. With the imagery, the audience can immerse themselves in Bridie and Sheila’s story, giving them a sense of empathy, as if they were in the camp with Bridie and Sheila. The two scenes that I have selected are Act 1, Scene 3, as it recounts the time when Bridie and Sheila met each other, and Act 2, Scene 13, as it highlights the moment Bridie and Sheila find real freedom.
Texts which are considered distinctively visual tend to move, cause reflection and to shock the audience. The play Shoe- horn Sonata and the image of Napalm Girl convey the Horrors of War, Resilience of Women and the Importance of Friendship. These ideas are brought to life by the dramatic techniques employed by John Misto in his play and the Journalist that took the image Nick Ut. The use of dialogue, stage directions, projected images music and imagery techniques all help to engage the ideas and make them indeed distinctive. Distinctively visual texts influences the audiences understanding of people and events within the play Shoe – Horn Sonata which conveys to the audience the horrors of war through the use of dialogue and sound effects
English essay – shoe horn sonata, distinctively visual. Important issues in the world can be brought to mind by engaging visual images. There are many examples of this present in John Misto’s play the shoehorn sonata and also Siegfried Sassoon’s poem suicide in the trenches. Shoe horn sonata was written as a tribute to inform its audience of the little known history of the forgotten prisoners of World War II, focusing on British and Australian nurses, he uses two main characters Bridie and Sheila who tell their experiences from the war. Misto does this in a humorous and often confronting manner.
Once again Miller uses stage directions to show her reunite with the girls “[they all watch, as Abigail, out of her infinite charity, reaches out and draws the sobbing Mary to her]. Mary makes two key decisions which alternate her between belonging and not belonging. The central characters in the crucible and Edward scissorhands both prove that individuals can choose to belong or not to belong. The forces that shaped their decisions varied from individual to individual, but their context and experiences play a significant
Distinctively visual Question: how composers use distinctively visual techniques to create meaning in texts. Distinctively visual technique holds great ability to convey powerful message through the text to the responders. This is evident in the play “shoehorn sonata” as its composer John Misto explores the horror of war and the importance of friendship during the invasion of Singapore in 1942. Similarly Nick Ut’s photograph “The Napalm Girl” illustrates the brutality of human conflict in the Vietnam War as well as the innocent civilian that is mercilessly treated. Both texts demonstrates the atrocity that war brings using visual techniques although they rely on different ways to convey their message.
The shoe-horn sonata Good morning, I am here to discuss the play "The Shoe-Horn Sonata" by John Misto in relation to the use of visual elements used, plus two themes. The Shoe-horn Sonata is concerned with the incarceration of two women held captive in a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp. Misto uses the play to demonstrate the devastation of war and the human spirit and will to survive. Such themes are shown to the audience through the use of visual elements such as music, projected photographs, lighting effect. My first theme is power.
Distinctively Visual The play ‘The Shoe Horn Sonata’ by John Misto, the drawing and poem ‘From the Shadows’ by Grame Base, and the documentary ‘Touching the Void’ by Kevin Macdonald, explore the challenging aspects of life using dialogue, sound, stage directions and other distinctively visual elements. The Shoe Horn Sonata by John Misto is about two women, Bridie and Sheila, and their traumatic ordeal of being imprisoned in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. John Misto uses a range of distinctively visual elements to create a variety of mental images in the audiences’ minds. Through the use of description and other language techniques, dialogue creates images of devastation and disaster. The trauma and brutality of the sinking ship is evocatively captured in Sheila’s description of the Giang Bee.
However lady macbeth did change during this action because she knows what she did was wrong and that she shouldn’t have done it because it would come back to haunt her .Now that shes feeling guilt now her cautionness is telling her something else its telling her to confess admitt what her and Macbeth have done , “ the thane of fife had a wife where is she now ? what will these hands ne’er be clean ? No more o’ that , my lord , no more o’ that , you mar all with this starting “ (pg 70 ) what I think lady Macbeth is doing is shes letting somethings out shes getting to the point where shes about to tell everything that happened that night , her cautionness is telling her to say it say it but shes saying it in a slow process piece by piece