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After finding the dead lifeless body of Curley's wife lying on a stack of hay inside the barn, George rushed outside in a desperate attempt to find Lennie. He knew that the only likely possible person to have killed Curley's wife was Lennie. Upon failing to find him he suddenly remembered what he had previously told Lennie to do if he ever found himself in trouble, he had told him to hide in the brush until he came to find him. As he stood there leaning against the barn door, staring at the ground as if in a...
were eventually caught by the county Sheriff and sentenced to prison whilst others say they fled to another county. Still some folk say they gathered enough money to buy the plot of land from the old couple and are happily living on it as we speak. Whatever happened to them, everyone agrees that they were an example of a strong, unbreakable friendship that many of the pioneers of the American Dream lacked. It was because this lack of friendship and family love that would mean many of the these peoples' hopes and dreams would be all in vain.

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Shakespeare wrote the play Julius Caesar...Shakespeare wrote the play Julius Caesar in 1599. The play is supposedly based on a true Roman story about the assassination of Caesar, but nobody is completely sure. In its time, Julius Caesar would have appealed to the Elizabethan audience because the assassination of a person as important as Caesar was very bad, so portraying it on stage would be very exciting for the audience. Carrying any type of sword or knife whilst walking through the streets of England was frowned upon and would probably carry the death penalty, so using them on stage would be a very interesting and exciting thing for the people to see. In the few scenes leading up to the speeches in Act III Scene II, Brutus has gathered a group of people who dislike Caesars way of ruling the country: they decide they are going to assassinate him. At the time of the murder it is Brutus who stabs Caesar, and Caesar, who thought Brutus his friend, says "Et too, Brute", which means 'you as well, Brutus?'. This implies that it is not so much the conspiracy that hurt him, more the fact that even his best friend wanted to kill him, a view point which is enforced in the succeeding lines until Caesar's death. The play continues to the point where the speeches start. At the time of Caesar's death, before they find out about it, the citizens of Rome are celebrating Caesar's defeat of Pompey. They have been dancing around the street, paying no attention or respect to any of the people who are more important than themselves. We know from this that the people of Rome are very fickle, as they had been supporting Pompey until Caesar defeated him, at which time they decided that Caesar ruled. Brutus has already agreed to let Mark Anthony make Caesars eulogy. In this he made a grave mistake, as Mark Anthony plans to create civil uprising in Rome against Brutus and his fellow conspirators. Although Brutus is often portrayed to the audience as a villain, he shows his integrity and nobility as well as his naivety by giving Antony an open floor, and by insisting that the civilians stay to listen to Antony after his own departure. Not only does this give Antony a free reign to say what he likes, but it also gives him the advantage of speaking last, giving him the opportunity of a final, uncontested manipulation of the civilians. Brutus speaks in prose, which he hopes will make the plebeians feel he is on their level "“ but instead it patronises them. Antony however, speaks in blank verse, which shows that he is intellectual and so he gains the respect of the crowd. When speaking in blank verse, there would be ten syllables in each line of the speech, and the rhythm would gain the attention of the crowd. The start of Brutus' speech reflects his values and personal priorities: he starts his speech with "Romans, Countrymen, and Lovers", showing he is strongly patriotic and values patriotism in other people. This is why he addresses the people as a nation of Romans, as opposed to Antony's "Friends"¦", and opening that shows a successful, personal touch to the civilians of Rome. When Brutus enters the stage, he has his arms up in the air, covered with Caesar's blood. This is a very dramatic effect used by Shakespeare, as his draws the attention of the crowd towards Brutus. However, Antony enters by walking onto the stage carrying Caesar's dead body in his arms, which would have an even more dramatic effect. It also shows to the crowd how much Antony cared for Caesar, carrying his body regardless of all the blood. Brutus is the first of the two to speak to the citizens. He approaches the crowd by stating that his reason for killing Caesar was not that he did not love Caesar, but that he loved Rome more. Specifically, he says: 'Brutus rose against Caesar, that is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more' III, ii, 21-22 This quote almost proves and summarizes Brutus' point in his speech. To achieve his goals, Brutus' oratory techniques were simple, logical and rational. Brutus' speech is very formal and controlled, and it seems that al of the sentences are perfectly balanced. Although he did a very good job at explaining to the citizens that assassinating Caesar was for the good of Rome, he still had not proved to them that what he had done was good. Brutus then continues to explain again that he loved Caesar, but also how his death was for the good of Rome. 'As Caesar loved me, I weep for him'. Brutus explains here that he still cared for Caesar and he also explains that Caesar was not good for Rome as he was ambitious: 'But as he was ambitious, I slew him.' Brutus entered the stage looking at a confused and curious crowd. After he explained all his reasons for killing their beloved ruler, the people rejoiced for him and respected him, yet they were convinced for only a short while. Brutus leaves the scene and the stand for Antony to speak. Antony begins by explaining that he only wants to bury Caesar, not praise him. Antony explains that he does not wish to disgrace Brutus' honorable name. "But Brutus says he is ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man". This quote proves how Antony kept mentioning about Brutus and the Conspirators. Although he repeatedly quotes that Brutus is an honorable man, he means the opposite. Antony wants mutiny against the Conspirators. Antony's technique, although, was very original. His use of repetition created a sense of sarcasm about Brutus and the Conspirators when he repeatedly referred to them as "honorable men". Antony made use of mentioning that Caesar was not ambitious for three reasons: he refused the crown three times, he did not pocket the money, rather, he put it in the treasury, and he wept for the poor. By saying this, Antony hoped to get the attention of the crowd counteracting Brutus' statement of Caesar being ambitious. Also, Antony makes good use of Caesars will and the dead body. He tries to entice the crowd by referring to the will, which offered seventy five drachma to each citizen as well as Caesar's land to be used for a public park. At first, the people were against Antony, due to Brutus' previous speech. Antony did an excellent job of persuading the crowd and moving them to mutiny, which was his original purpose, although, it was Antony's appeal to the crowds emotions that ultimately swayed them to his side. In conclusion, both Brutus and Antony's speeches were very important to the story so that the point could be lead across of Caesar's death. Both characters shared their opinions and in the end, one got the approval of the crowd. In this, Antony did a very good job of moving the crowd to mutiny.   

Shakespeare wrote the play Julius Caesar in 1599. The play is supposedly based on a true Roman story about the assassination of Caesar, but nobody is completely sure. In its time, Julius Caesar would have appealed to the Elizabethan audience because the assassination of a person as important as Caesar...

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In the play of "Macbeth" the...In the play of "Macbeth" the protagonist is a complex character of noble deeds and great evil. In Act 1 Scene 1 the witches say "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" It is true that Macbeth can be a hero and a villain. The play is set in Scotland. At the beginning we see Macbeth coming home after winning a battle against Norway. Macbeth is a heroic character at the start of the play, he is courageous and noble. "O valiant cousin worthy gentleman." Macbeth and his best friend Banquo meet the three witches. The witches hail Macbeth. "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth, hail to thee Thane of cawdor All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter" The witches tell Banquo that his son Fleance will come a king but Banquo doesn't take much notice, and he warns Macbeth to be careful. "The instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence"¦ A messenger comes and tells Macbeth that the king made Macbeth "Thane of Cawdor" which means that the first prophecy has come true. Duncan thinks Macbeth is a honourable man and Duncan trusts him to do anything. "He's here in double trust; First, as I'm kingsman, and his subject, strong both against the deed." Macbeth trusts Duncan as well. Macbeth sends this message immediately to lady Macbeth. She started to thinking of killing Duncan because she wants to be queen so she started thinking how to kill Duncan but Macbeth didn't want to kill him. Lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to kill Duncan by saying he's not a man and she will dash her baby on the floor rather than give up the plan to kill Duncan. What lady Macbeth said it makes him angry so he agrees to kill Duncan. From this passage above we can see that Macbeth can easily be influence by anyone and he doesn't take his own decision. Lady Macbeth is stronger than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth tells him that she will make the guards drink and she will make Duncan drink as well and make them sleep, afterwards you can go and kill Duncan and blame the two guards. Before Macbeth kills Duncan he sees a dagger floating around and he was a bit afraid after he killed Duncan he freak out and feels he will never sleep again because he killed Duncan when he was asleep. From this passage above we can see that he change to a villain. Let see what does he do next? Before we see about, he is going to be the king. Banquo suspects Macbethof killing the king. Macbeth plots his murder Macbeth is now king and he is paranoid of Banquo son Fleance becoming king but Fleance escapes. We can see that he's killing more and more and he is getting evil. There is a sentence saying that 'who ever took knife they will die with on the knife' Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost because of his guilt and freaks out and saying things and lady Macbeth tells him off. We can see that she is still strong. Macbeth is paranoid, as Macduff has gone missing. He feels alone, lady Macbeth is not around so he goes to see the witches. He is becoming evil and the witches call him 'wicked' and they gave him a prediction. · Macbeth has to beware of Macduff · No man born of woman shall harm him · He cannot be harmed as long the forest does not move to dunsanie castle Macduff is in England with Malcolm plotting to kill Macbeth-who is destined as evil. Lady Macbeth sleepwalks caring a light and she washes her hands of the blood/guilt/evil. This ironic as before she called on evil and darkness she later kills herself. Macbeth doesn't have anyone around him now but he is not afraid because of the witches' prediction. Malcolm, Macduff and their armies cut down birnam wood and march Macbeth one of the witches prediction. Before Macbeth gets killed by Macdoff, he says to Macbeth 'I have no words; my voice is in my sword. Macduff was not born of a natural childbirth; it was a ceaserean birth so the witches tricked him. I think Macbeth is part evil and part hero and the only heroic point about him is his courage and the evil point on him is after a kill Duncan becomes king. He is obviously changed into an evil guy.   

In the play of "Macbeth" the protagonist is a complex character of noble deeds and great evil. In Act 1 Scene 1 the witches say "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" It is true that Macbeth can be a hero and a villain. The play...

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Throughout "Journeys End", R C Sherriff...Throughout "Journeys End", R C Sherriff re-creates, for the audience, the reality of World War One. He also shows the conditions and the tremendous stress and fear suffered by the men at the front. The play is set in Flanders, in Belgium, where much of World War One was fought. It is set in the later part of World War One. World War One was fought using trench warfare. Soldiers each took turns at working in the line until they were given leave, which sometimes wasn't for a long time. The soldiers showed tremendous courage and spirit to continue working and fighting every day even when their tasks sometimes seemed impossible. The play, "Journeys End" was written about ten years after the First World War, by a soldier who fought in the war, and since then it has been translated into every European language. It is the only play of its era that is still popular today. R.C.Sherriff chose a very wide range of contrasting characters, which help us to understand how different characters would react in certain situations. Most people have similar characteristics to at least one of the characters in the play. The characters reactions helps us to realise how bad some of the situations really are. A good example of this is when Hibbert, a grown man, is reduced to tears when Stanhope won't allow him to go home sick. "Every sound up here makes me all-cold and sick" Hibbert "“ Act Two: Scene Two This line really shows how Hibbert can't bare the life in the front line and how the conditions were really too much for a large number of men. He is scared. Hibbert couldn't deal with the situation. He tried to get out of it by faking illness. The characters were under an enormous amount of pressure. They suffered from tremendous stress. In some cases, such as Stanhope's, this can cause sudden mood swings. "Look here, Osborne, I'm commanding this company. I ask for advice when I want it!" Stanhope "“ Act Two: Scene One This time, Osborne is the innocent victim of Stanhope's short temper, which was a result of his time in the front line. "His nerves have all got battered to bits" says Osborne. This has shortened his temper. He is very anxious. All of the characters have ways of dealing with the trench warfare. Stanhope knows that he is lucky to be alive after three years of fighting. He believes that it will soon be his turn to die. He is living in fear. The only way he knows to ease the fear is drink. Because of his time in the front line, he has become dependant on alcohol. "Damn the soup!, Bring some whisky!" Stanhope "“ Act One: Scene One He uses the drink to cushion the reality and to try to forget about the war. Raleigh is new to the front line. At home, they were sheltered from the reality of the war. Because he doesn't know how bad things can be, he fails to see the bad side of some of the situations that he is placed in. He doesn't have to cope with as much as the other officers. I think that R.C.Sherriff uses Raleigh to show how uninformed the people at home were of the conditions in the front line. Osborne tries not to show his emotions. He attempts to look as though he is unaffected by the conditions that he has to face on a daily basis. Other officers, such as Trotter, imagine that they are in a normal situation. Some of the conditions that R.C.Sherriff describes in the play are unimaginable to people in the modern world. Not only do they face the constant fear of death, but also they don't even have hygienic living conditions. The water that they drink is disinfected because it is so dirty and could otherwise cause illness. "Don't have too much, it's rather strong today." Hardy "“ Act One: Scene One The men have to dilute it with whisky. The disinfectant that is in the water makes it unpleasant to drink. The sleeping conditions aren't much better. "That's mine. The ones in the dug-out haven't got any bottoms to them. You keep yourself in by hanging your arms and legs over the sides. Mustn't hang them too low, or the rats gnaw your boots." Osborne "“ Act One: Scene One The beds don't even have bottoms too them. The men don't even get a proper rest when they are asleep at night. This quote also tells us how the rats crawl about everywhere. "I should say- roughly- about two million; but I don't see them all." Osborne "“ Act One: Scene One There are more rats than humans out in the trenches. This is very unhygienic. Some of the conversations that the men have reveal a lot about the stress that they are feeling and the fear that they face every day. During Act two, Scene two, when Hibbert tries to go home sick, you can see how scared the men really are. "I feel the same- exactly the same! Every noise up here makes me feel- just as you feel. ["¦] We all feel like you do sometimes, if only you knew. I hate and loathe it all. Sometimes I feel I could just lie down on this bed and pretend I was paralysed or something- and couldn't move- and just lie there until I died- or was dragged away." Stanhope "“ Act Two: Scene Two All the men share the same fear of death. They are all suffering out in the front line. Other conversations reveal the characters true emotions. At the end of the play, when Raleigh dies, he and Stanhope have a very deep conversation, in which Stanhope refers to him as "Jimmy" which must be the name that he used to call Raleigh at home, outside of the war. This shows how much he really cares for Raleigh and how he views him as kind of a family member. Another way that R.C.Sherriff re-creates the reality of World War One and the stress that the men suffer from is that he builds up tension in the scenes. In Act Two, Scene One, Raleigh writes a letter home to his sister about his first day or so in the front line. Stanhope's anger and aggression build quite quickly. Stanhope fears that Raleigh will write home to his sister and tell her how Stanhope drinks all of the time and how he has changed as a person. He uses the law that he is supposed to read and censor all of the letters home to his advantage. "It's the rule that letters must be read." Stanhope "“ Act Two: Scene One When Raleigh declines, he quickly changes to: "Give me that letter!" and "D'you understand an order?" After this, Stanhope and Raleigh stare wide eyed at each other, creating tremendous tension. This tension clearly shows Stanhopes frustration that has been building up for ages, purely through stress. You can really see what Stanhope is going through. Another point in the play when there is a lot of tension, is the night after the raid. The men are all eating and drinking the food and drink that has been provided and smoking the cigars, when Stanhope tells Hibbert to go to bed, as he is to go on duty at eleven. Hibbert replies with a sarcastic comment. After this the conversation heats up. The following argument ends with Stanhope shouting at Hibbert. "Get out of my sight!" Stanhope "“ Act Three: Scene Two The following pause creates great tension. The anxiety of the great attack that is due to take place the next day is really beginning to show. The men are obviously very nervous. After reading Journeys End, I now know a lot more information about what life was really like for a soldier in the front line. R.C.Sherriff has been successful in realistically informing a reader of the conditions that the men faced and the tremendous stress and fear suffered by the men. The ways he used to present the information were extremely clear. He created a character for every type of person, which helped me understand what they were suffering. I think that the ways that R.C.Sherriff presented details of the conditions was very clever. Just one sentence can tell us so much about a particular subject, for example the water supply the disinfectant in the water, the germs in it. I think that the conversations that the men have are very true to what the men would really be feeling. They show the ongoing fear of the men. The tension in the scenes really highlights the stress that the men are suffering. Different people have viewed the play in different ways. Some say that the play has a message for peace however those who were not pacifist found that it supported their opinion too. The play shows the soldiers spirit in difficult situations. The carried out orders that sometimes they didn't agree with, but still put on a brave face.   

Throughout "Journeys End", R C Sherriff re-creates, for the audience, the reality of World War One. He also shows the conditions and the tremendous stress and fear suffered by the men at the front. The play is set in Flanders, in Belgium, where much of World War One was fought....

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