Essay about Analysis Of The Movie ' The Two Scenes '

778 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
The two scenes I will be discussing deal with the themes of the family and politics, in reference to the novel as a whole and their significance to the character of Henry Perowne. The first scene also focuses in upon these two points but encompasses both the characters of Theo and slightly Rosalind, whilst simultaneously linking to politics. The second scene being the initial meeting between Daisy and Henry after her arrival back from Paris as this discusses both political tensions and the familyIt could be argued that throughout the scenes family is shown to be of more significance than politics. The scenes illustrate the closeness of Perowne and his children, and embrace the idea that the people he “most loves” are of most significance . However, in other respects politics invades even a pleasant conversation within the family, suggesting it is of key importance.
It could be suggested that the first scene, which is coincidentally right at the start of the novel, sets up the significance of the family and the increasing relevance of politics to the rest of the narrative. McEwan, in this scene, suggests Henry and by extension the family are central to the novel. The idea of the family as the central point in which everything else is a mere addition is shown through the narrators careful description of the characters. One example is the introduction of the character of Theo and his depiction as “a gentle boy”, the adjective “gentle” sets up the reader to view Theo in a…

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