Dramatic Essay Topics

Dramatic significance

The action during act 1 scene 2 takes place outside Prospero’s cell on the island, where his ship has been wrecked due to Gonzalo being ordered to give Prospero a leaky boat. In this significant scene we gain an insight of the remaining characters and learn more about the background of the play. As we know,… View Article

Dramatic irony

The Inspector makes Mrs Birling expand on what should be done to the boy and Mrs Birling not realising what has happened by linking together the parts carries on, the Inspector asks, ‘So he’s the chief culprit anyhow?’ and Mrs Birling replies, ‘Certainly. And he ought to be dealt with very severely-.’ It is now,… View Article

Dramatic devices

Compare and contrast the characters of Inspector Goole and Mr Birling in Act One. How does J.B Priestly use dramatic devices to help shape an audiences’ response to views presented in this play. J.B Priestly’s play was set in 1912 but written in 1945. The President at the time was called Herbert Asquith. The Titanic was… View Article

The dramatic significance

Although in the previous act we were briefly introduced to the characters, their statuses were made clearer than their personalities which are conveyed in further depth in this scene. Prospero’s story told to Miranda gives the audience a grasp of the identities of the people on stage in relation to him and why he may… View Article

The Dramatic Function

The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written by J. B. Priestley and it is about a rich family, a poor girl, an inspector and what connection each member of the family has to do with the poor girl, who ends up committing suicide. It begins with the family Arthur Birling, his wife, his son Eric,… View Article

Dramatic Devices

How Does Miller Use Dramatic Devices to Show the Impact of the Arrival of Marco and Rodolfo in this scene? In the play ‘A view from a bridge’ Miller uses many dramatic devices in many scenes. I am going to be looking at the dramatic devices miller uses to show the impact of the arrival of… View Article

Dramatic devices

Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” for his beliefs in McCarthyism, rampant at that time. He was against it – being a hunt of the communist figures, no matter how questionable they being communist in the slightest. It was sparked by a fear that Russia was going to take over the world. Making people scared and… View Article

Dramatic Climax

How Does Miller Create Interest in Act Three, the Dramatic Climax Of “The Crucible”? In Act Three of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, tension rises in the courtroom of Salem as John Proctor, Giles and Francis strive to save the lives and respect of their wives. As the trials progress, the audience concentrate more on certain individuals… View Article

Dramatic situations

Examine carefully your chosen scene and discuss how well in your view Shakespeare succeeds in presenting good theatre with a variety of dramatic situations in order to entertain his audience. Shakespeare wrote ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ towards the end of the 16th century. The play was aimed at all social classes, meaning that there… View Article

Dramatic irony

Chapter 18/19 is a link between the first stage of Pips ‘Great Expectations’ and the third stage. Pip is in the 4th year of Pip’s apprenticeship to Joe. A stranger unexpectedly approaches with bullying legal manners. The stranger is Jaggers, a London Lawyer, who announces that Pip has inherited ‘great expectations’ and therefore great fortune… View Article

Dramatic point

This is the pivotal moment in the play, as it is when John realises he would rather die than have his name blackened. John does not want his sons to have a name associated with witchcraft, “I have three children – how may I teach them to walk like men in the world…?” He also does… View Article

The main dramatic

If I were to direct this scene I would make a few changes. The first one would be that I would have Eddie Walking briskly onto the stage when he was walking to the phone box. Then after the phone call I would have Eddie walking off slowly. This would elaborate on the fact that… View Article

Arthur Miller uses Alfieri for Dramatic

In the second part of his speech, Alfieri brings about a notion of tragedy, ‘Another lawyer, quite differently dressed, heard the same complaint and sat there as powerless as I, and watched it run its bloody course. ‘ This gives the audience a hint as to what is going to come ahead. The fact that… View Article

Dramatic tension

This then, is clearly contrasted with the language used when describing a life spent as Willy’s has been, selling and buying. Biff speaks off such a life using words such as ‘suffer’ and ‘measly’ and again, the stage directions are clear in indicating his tone ‘with rising agitation. ‘ A dramatic tension is created then,… View Article

Discuss The Dramatic Presentation of Justice and Morality

The crucible written by Arthur Miller, in 1953 is set in the heart of puritan 16th century America. The main plot is about the witch hunts during that period and the lives that were affected by it. Although the play is about the witch hunts in Salem in the 16th century, the sub plot is… View Article