Hardy is the Captain of this particular battalion, when we are first introduced to him, but later he reveals that he is being transferred to another Battalion. It is like this because of the 1st world war, and the soldiers are stuck in Act 1 journeys end stalemate, and with nothing to do or at some points even say, some of their mental states are starting to deteriorate.
During the first act, we see plenty of action, but really just introductions to all of the characters and their personalities, and so by doing this, this helps the audience to achieve a greater understanding of the characters and their surroundings during the first act, and this helps to set up the first act as we get to know about some of the psychological and Physical effects that the war is having on these soldiers.
Captain Stanhope — we first hear about Stanhope from Hardy and Osborne when they tell us how Stanhope enjoys drinking Whiskey. This would happen all the time in the war, but as we have been introduced to them and have got to know them, this shows some of the reality of the war.
He goes from using sharp and short sentences — to deep and meaningful ones, he then gets to a Act 1 journeys end when he is slurring his words and becomes completely incoherent. The sound of guns firing or explosions and sound effects itself stage directionsthe volume of the sound also used helps us to understand how close the soldiers are to the front line and at which point in the war they are, and also that the soldiers are constantly reminded of where they are, however hard they try to forget it, by means of the use of sound.
And he was right as they used to put some sort of disinfectant in the water to kill off the microbes that were in it. I also think that the first act is very effective at setting the tone of the play. It successfully introduces us to all of the characters in succession and tells us a small part about their personal lives, their attire and their body language, personality and many other aspects that help us to get to know them.
Also the appearance of the set makes the play more realistic as it tells the story of the first world War as it was, without adding any frilly edges of the West-End or corrupting this play in anyway whatsoever, and in some points this may appear shocking to the audience as they did not know the full extent of what was happening at this time on the front line in France, in which so many of their Husbands, Fathers, Brothers and Sons were.
How to cite this page Choose cite format: So people back home were buttered up with many propaganda posters that depicted the enemy as horrible people, well in some cases this was true and most of the people that were the driving force behind this war, were very horrible people indeed, but some propaganda depicted scenes of women and children and that was just not the case, propaganda posters were used worldwide.
He cooks their food, basically carries out all of the menial tasks around the trench, and obeys any personal orders that the soldiers may make such as Trotter asking for pepper on his soup. Mason is very obedient and he lifts the tension and boredom in the trench in some instances, such as when he sheepishly approaches the soldiers and tells them that the can of what they thought was at first pineapple chunks was in fact apricots.
During World War 1, many letters that were sent home were censored, to protect them from the truth. Plus when he drinks whiskey he opens up and is able to have deep conversations, rather than his usual self where he uses sharp short commands as speech instead of long and deep sentences that you can tell he has really thought about.
Stanhope also makes a great leader as he persuades many soldiers from not going to the doctor and being sent home, such as Hibbert. By doing this Stanhope maintains his sense of duty and honour to his country, as this is what should be expected of a leader.
Also, by the end of act 2 we have already lost 2 main characters, one of which is Osborne. This also shows that Trotter pays attention to detail and fusses about really little and petite things, but by talking about food this can take the soldiers mind off the fact that there in the middle of the First World War, but this is also only another temporary fix, as the boredom of the war soon sets in.
I also think that this was one of R.Act 1 Journeys End Essay What is the function of ‘ Act 1’ In ‘ Journeys End?’ After reading ‘ Act 1’, we instantly get given a slight insight on some of the horrendous conditions of war, which is something you do initially expect to.
Journey’s End is about life in the trenches during World War One, and about the depressing one by one, soldiers go ‘over the top’ and meet with death routine. The Journey’s End Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.
The purpose of Osborne's arrival in the dug-ot is so we can learn about the main character Stanhope, quickly and easily.
Also to teach us about trench life and the other men. The audience have the impression that Hardy is a character who does seem to care about the other men, we can see this when he.
After reading ‘Act 1’, we instantly get given a slight insight on some of the horrendous conditions of war, which is something you do initially expect to.
Act 1 is quite serious, as apart from the introductions to the characters we get to know most of the characters inner selves such as that Stanhope is really a alcoholic, and isn't as brave as everyone thinks he is, we get this from each character individually as they enter and as some of the soldiers talk about them, all in all I think that Journey's End by R.C .Download