Shoe Horn Sonata Essay

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  • Shoe Horn Sonata Analysis

    “People only see what they are prepared to see” is a famous quote by Ralph Waldo. This quote emphasises the fact that the purpose of a text can often be unnoticed and misinterpreted by the viewer. Many people only have a limited world experience, and it’s the Distinctly Visual feature of a text which allows the viewer to gain a better understanding. Distinctly Visual texts use a combination of techniques to create and shape an audience’s point of view or interpretation, and visualising a text requires the responder to interpret all of the images presented. The text Shoe-Horn Sonata by John Misto first appears as a play about two friends restoring their relationship after 50 years apart, however, realistically it also implies that war is a futile and horrendous experience. It is the combination of techniques in the Shoe-Horn Sonata that allows the viewer to see the different aspects of the text. John Misto uses traditional dramatic techniques such as dialogue, lighting and a minimalistic setting to create a complete image to the audience and shape meaning, and juxtaposes these with a multimedia screen and sound effects which is important for the responder to make a summation on the visual representation. The supplementary text ‘One’ by Metallica can also be interpreted in a number of ways. ‘One’ also highlights the futility and horror of war by using disturbing dialogue and shocking imagery to do with man’s humanity. Viewers can see the similarities in these texts through…

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  • Enhancing Distinctively Visual And Visuals In The Shoe Horn Sonata

    and themes, a composer is able to create distinctively visual images when describing the setting and characters in detail which help us to understand and form meaning of what the composer is trying to convey in their texts. The use of techniques such as body language, symbolism, lighting, music and photographic background slides create distinctively visual images same with themes that are being used within the texts such as truth which is evident in the dramatic text ‘The Shoe-Horn Sonata’ by…

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  • The Shoe Horn Sonata, To This Day: For The Bullied And Beautiful

    Distinctive visual images have the power to influence the understanding of particular worlds through the pathos evoked by the experiences of others. This notion is effectively portrayed through John Misto’s play “The Shoe-Horn Sonata” and Shane Koyczan’s TED Talk, “To This Day…For the Bullied and Beautiful”. The audience is emotionally stimulated by the dehumanising attitude and treatment towards others in their unique worlds, the imbalance of power. However, they also enlighten the power of…

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  • Fall In Brother Poem Analysis

    Shoe Horn Sonata: In Misto’s play contrast is a powerful dramatic device. Describe its use in the Shoe Horn Sonata. “Shoe Horn Sonata is an impressive story of courage, hope, horror and friendship. This play is a tribute to commemorate the bravery of the women and to make their story of survival widely known. The historical context that the story has enables us to learn about the past events and to understand the true meaning of war and its consequences. The play draws on real events, the…

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  • Analysis Of Never Kiss A In The Red Tree

    Distinctively images shape individual’s experiences in society through the use of dramatic techniques and language to achieve a new perspective. The shoe horn sonata written by John Misto is a play about Australian nurses and civilians during the brutality of World War 2 and fictional characters Bridie and Sheila. The red tree written by Shaun Tan is a picture book about a lonely red-headed girl; a red leaf from a red tree follows the girl through her day. It illustrates how she feels and shows…

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  • Distinctively Visual Analysis Essay

    Distinctively visual representations allow the audience to envisage different purposes crafting emotions which stay with us forever. Graphic depiction is a fundamental characteristic within distinctively visual, thus the audience is able to be exposed to the intense illustrations exemplified by composers. Spudvilla’s portrayal of “Woolvs in the sitee” demonstrates the child’s inability to reconcile with himself. Contrasting to this notion; the playwright “Shoe-horn Sonata” to expose the brutal…

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  • Juvenile Delinquency Case Study

    1. He who pays the piper calls the tune. 2. Don't take your harp to the party. 3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. b) Explain in English the meaning of each proverb. c) Make up a dialogue to illustrate one of the proverbs. CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION MAN AND MUSIC TOPICAL VOCABULARY 1. Musical genres (styles): classical music (instrumental, vocal, chamber, symphony), opera, operetta, musical, ballet, blues, ragtime, jazz, pop, rock, folk (country) music, electronique music,…

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