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    In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding describes the dramatic change of a group of young boys as they survive on an inhabited island in the middle of the ocean. At the beginning, a small basic society is developed where a leader, Ralph, is elected and rules were established to keep the young and old in line. The longer the children stayed alone, the more distant they became from the modern rules of everyday society. Main characters started to change from their old innocent child self to a more primeval state of mind. The main antagonist of the novel, Jack, shows Golding example of what happens when guidance is lost and how a more basic way of governing and ruling starts to envelope. This can be seen when comparing Jack’s persona…

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    The characters portrayed by Browning in his dramatic monologues are various and often rise from the world of the Italian Renaissance. From the artist Fra Lippo Lippi who has become a monk without his will, to Andrea del Sarto, a great painter who has subordinated his art to the demands of an exploitative wife, Browning manages to reveal the true value of art. The pictures of great artists blended with historical detail are embodied in his poems. Vasari’s Lives of the artistsis the source of the…

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    “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a poem written in the form of a dramatic monologue. In it, the speaker describes the portrait of his late wife to the servant of a prospective bride’s father. Throughout the description, the speaker’s sociopathy is made increasingly clear, with the heavily implication that he was the actual cause of the wife’s demise. Browning reveals the prideful, control-obsessed, and sociopathic character of the speaker through self-boasting, caesuras in the monologue,…

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    Robert Browning’s unconventional dramatic monologue “Porphyria’s Lover” enters the mind of an unknown, although presumably male, psychologically complex person who tells the story of strangling his lover by winding her long yellow hair around her throat three times after she comes into his house and kindles a fire. Following Porphyria’s death, the speaker repeatedly tells himself, and tries to assure to himself, that she did not resist his strangling of her and that he had not committed a crime.…

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    The Queensland Theatre Company’s famous Australian contemporary piece The Secret River was written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield. Adapted from the book, it can be viewed as a Gothic theatre piece through its use of conventions, setting and themes. The play follows the moral dilemma of the main character William Thornhill. Exemplifying the difficult adaption for both the European settlers and the aboriginal land owners. As both sides thought they were right, their actions…

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    Unit 7 Video Reflection

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    emotional and language skills. They have to consider what it is they are making and how they will structure or build it in order to get their desired outcome. This means that they will be using their cognitive skills to reach into their knowledge and execute their plan. While building in the block area they will also be using their fine motor skills in order to build in an upward and outward fashion. Some children may create a tall tower, some a wide area (driving roads, fence around a house,…

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    Many people fear death at the back of their mind, unconsciously dwelling over the surreal fact that they would have to come face to face with it some day, yet most do not bring themselves to explore it completely until it lurks in the corner or appears on their doorstep. The sonnet “And You as Well Must Die, Beloved Dust” and the dramatic monologue “Identification”, explores the concept of death and how each writer comes to grips with it. Both poems express reactions to the inevitable nature of…

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    The Importance of Sheila in ‘An Inspector Calls’ An Inspector Calls, written by J.B Priestley in 1945, is a morality play that denounces capitalism and argues that social justice can be achieved if everyone takes responsibility for his actions. The drama also illustrates the clear division between class, the role of women in 1912 and gender equality. - Make sure that these are still relevant. Sheila Birling, one of the major characters acts as a device used by Priestley to convey his message…

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    Dramatic Monologue

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    is a man who lost himself in every sense. Among an industrialized dark world in which a reasonable sign of vivacity is seldom found, is the present time for the man who oughts to believe his mind and soul are rich in color. Yet in all sensibility, he too is a foreigner who lacks zeal for life- unknown to the outside world. The mysterious speaker in T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”, became frozen in a chain of disillusionment towards the new world, but is also blinded by his own…

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    When we think of famous writers that emerged from Britain, most people first think of Shakespeare and perhaps Milton as well. A significant writer that is sometimes not always remembered in the spotlight is Robert Browning. Browning in irrefutably the best there ever was at writing and manipulating dramatic monologues. In fact, dramatic monologues can’t even really be brought up or studied without the mention of Browning. Two of Browning's most famous dramatic monologues are My Last Duchess and…

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