Page 1 of 3 - About 22 Essays
  • The Secret River Play Analysis

    manipulated role and relationship through the use of movement and voice. It was clearly perceived on stage that Smasher Sullivan 's status was always higher than everyone else’s. This was revealed through the way Sal (played by Georgia Adamson) didn’t dare talk over smasher, his voice loud and firm with an obnoxious tone. As well, his status was expressed through the use of levels. On set Smasher was always above everyone, looking down on them combining with strong positioning on stage demonstrating his powerful authority and influence over others. The posture of Smasher was very open with his shoulders drawn back and his head slightly tilted upwards which showed his confidence, establishing his attitude in the play. Additionally, as his purpose was to push the whites to get rid of the indigenous people, Smashers’ attitude towards other characters was rude and arrogant, displayed via the actor’s use of snarly facial expressions as well as his use of sarcasm and an undertone of seriousness. Smasher could also be viewed as slightly crazy through gestures such as, shaking his hands by his head while chanting. As a result of this he only had one very minimal friendship which was with William Thornhill. This relationship was guarded as William could sense the evil within Smasher and knew he would aggravate situation. This was shown through the way William was standoffish towards Smasher…

    Words: 1027 - Pages: 5
  • Savagery And Civilisation In The Novel Of Grenville

    and civilisation. Grenville depicts civilisation through Blackwood’s character. His lifestyle, family and land differ from the rest of the settlers enhancing the curiosity of the reader about Blackwood. On the other hand, savagery is pronounced by Smasher Sullivan, Blackwood’s opposing character. Smasher’s treatment towards the Aboriginal people disgusts the reader. The convicts referred to the Aboriginals as savages, however, Grenville’s use of metaphors and imagery contradicts the belief of…

    Words: 816 - Pages: 4
  • The Secret River Kate Grenville Analysis

    story of Australia’s British colonisation through one characters narrative. Grenville presents the opposing concepts of cruelty and compassion to criticize how the British social hierarchy functioned; exploring these notions through the lives of the protagonists as well as the Indigenous people of Australia. William Thornhill interacts with the Indigenous only when needed; mainly to stake and protect the claim on ‘his’ land. This is seen as a lack of compassion as his only concern is to…

    Words: 1076 - Pages: 4
  • Naipaul Travel Narrative Analysis

    Naipaul uses technique of Narrative authority which is a way of convincing his reader a view and perspective and a way of giving authority to his travel narrative as an 'objective reality'. He convinces his reader by giving an eye witness experience, demonstrating an exact and keen observations' and offering us a very readable and pleasing narrative. For example in the beginning he says "I saw this on drive one Saturday…. I went to Malacca for the sake of its historical names: Malacca straits,…

    Words: 1264 - Pages: 6
  • Summary Of The Secret River By Kate Grenville

    his guts: to own it. To say mine, in a way he had never been able to say mine of anything at all” (Grenville 106), not once considering Aboriginal people may be living there just without the ‘classical fence’. Furthermore, it can be argued that Kate Grenville set The Secret up with three distinctive paths each which could be interpreted as the options English settler could’ve taken or did take when colonising Australia. These options and paths are embodied in the characters of Thomas Blackwood,…

    Words: 1313 - Pages: 6
  • Examples Of Archetype In Fahrenheit 451

    Bradbury was showing the lack of knowledge and thinking in daily life within the society throughout the entire novel. The schools consisted of TV class, sports, and film teacher (pg. 27). Society is the roadblock that Montag was able to get through to see past all the nonsense like Window Smasher, Car Wrecker, and other games that take you away from your full potential. The quantity of the harshness and lack of any thought is what blended together to make Montag’s eventual departure from the…

    Words: 535 - Pages: 3
  • White Trash Bash Short Story

    We had brownies and bars to fill us up. Then it was up to the kids to clean up from supper. Uncle David came up with a game called egg smashers. There were about 20 raw and 20 hard boiled eggs placed on a tray. No one could tell which was which. You picked an egg and smashed it on your forehead praying the egg you picked was hard boiled. We laughed so hard it hurt. Girls beat the boys by 2 eggs. Raw eggs smell and taste nasty!! This game is a game we will definitely will play again. All ages…

    Words: 836 - Pages: 4
  • Cultural Traditions And Injustice In Hispanic Culture

    time. The purpose of this is to avoid dough saturation. Continue to knead the dough until a soft ball is formed. Next, make sure the dough is the right texture. A Float test is recommended. To perform a float test, take a small piece of dough and place in a cup of water. If the dough floats, the dough is ready. If the dough sinks, adjust the lard or broth. Now that the preparation work is complete, the next step is to make tamales. Furthermore, when making tamales, it’s profitable to have other…

    Words: 906 - Pages: 4
  • Westinghouse Fraud Case Study

    Westinghouse was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1886 and has been one of the most diverse and innovative companies in the United States ever since. The company was the first to bring countless innovative products to market like the AC-Powered locomotive train, the continuous-filament tungsten light bulb, the industrial atom-smasher, long-range warning ground radar and its cameras were even used to capture Neil Armstrong’s first walks on the moon (“Innovation Heritage”, n.d.). Among all…

    Words: 806 - Pages: 4
  • Destructive Violence In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    of houses all down the street” (36) to watch their hypnotic “perpetual motion” and destructive beauty (109). Frequent burnings and appreciation of them is only one facet of normalized violence in Bradbury’s fictional society. Mildred’s favorite TV program is the “White Clown,” a show where “bodies fly in the air,” characters race cars “wildly circling an arena, bashing and backing up and bashing each other again,” and clowns “[chop] off each other’s limbs to the accompaniment of immense…

    Words: 795 - Pages: 4
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: