Essay On Gwen's Intellectual Change In Away

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In Away, the intellectual change of Gwen is the most prominent. She shifts from an intensely material-possessed human to a deliberately more tolerant, sympathetic and understanding person. Gwen’s transformation is catalysed through her own intellectual discovery of experiencing the power of human nature(or relationships?). This is reflected by her conversation with Jim. She says, “What do you think of me? You must hate me?Why do you still bother? I’m sorry(pg46). The repetitive use of the rhetorical questions emphasise Gwen’s prompt realisation to what she has done wrong in the past. It persuades responders to thinking that she has changed from a critical, unhappy women to wiser women. Additionally, her remorseful tone when she says, ‘sorry’ …show more content…
She shifts from an intensely material-possessed human to a deliberately more tolerant, sympathetic and understanding person. Gwen’s transformation is catalysed through her own intellectual discovery of experiencing the power of human nature(or relationships?). This is reflected by her conversation with Jim. She says, “What do you think of me? You must hate me?Why do you still bother? I’m sorry(pg46). The repetitive use of the rhetorical questions emphasise Gwen’s prompt realisation to what she has done wrong in the past. It persuades responders to thinking that she has changed from a critical, unhappy women to wiser women. Additionally, her remorseful tone when she says, ‘sorry’ reflect her accumulated guilt.
Near the end of the play, the stage direction: The storm scene symbolises the cleaning of Gwen. As the storm strikes, her material possessions diminish. During this scene, Gwen realises that her possessions are nothing compared to her family. She witnesses their boat being washed away by the disastrous weather but could not help it. She learns what is truly important to her in life, that even her material possessions could vanish. Thus, the storm indicates the turning point for Gwen’s intellectual

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