Essays on Dramatic

Tension and dramatic effect

In the above example, Shelley uses the oxymoron ‘hideous guest’ which shows the clash of something revolting and something pleasant side by side. This adds to the gothic theme as Shelley turns something nice into something horrible. “By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw […]

The director to the actor playing a character

However, Socialism generally means that people believe that we should live in a society where there is no capitalism and no upper, middle and lower class, but where everyone is equal and no one can judge. The characters in the play which have been chosen […]

Dramatic irony of the play

Lastly and most dramatic is Eric Birling. He has been sympathetic since the first hearing of the tragic suicide. But why? He met Eva Smith at the Palace Bar. Spoke, took her home and slept with her on more than one occasion. Consequently the girl […]

The dramatic tension

Before the Inspector enters, Mr Birling launches into a speech showing his views on the society of the day. He has a selfish attitude towards others, believing that ‘a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own’ showing his […]

An Inspector Calls

On the arrival of Inspector Goole, this brings such chaos to the scene. The Inspector is blunt in his questioning. For example, he asks WHY birling refused his factory girls a pay rise. Arthur can not believe it, saying, ‘Did you say ‘Why? ‘ he […]

Dramatic irony

Dramatic irony is an underlying key to creating effective tension in a play. In this case, the audience will have had to be extremely observant to notice that Betty was never actually in a trance, and so it may be that she was awake for […]

Dramatic ending

In scene three where Elizabeth is brought into court to justify the truth about the accusation against Proctor on Lechery, this is portrayed as a very tense scene. As Elizabeth enters the court she is told not to look at Proctor, this is very tense […]

Dramatic Tension in A view from the Bridge

Arthur Miller the American playwright wrote ‘A View from the Bridge’ in 1955. The play is set in the late 1940’s after the economic depression in 1930 when people were poorly paid and exploited by their bosses. The play is based on the lives and […]

The climatic curtain

The climatic curtain in the play is one of the major features. It is when an act ends in tension and is also a highly dramatic moment. In Act I Sheila and Gerald argue about the affair. The inspector ends the argument by saying “Well?” […]

The Bridge Dramatic

Arthur Miller makes the last scene of act one dramatic to watch by using sound effects such as heartbeats which makes the scene dramatic, direct and to the point. This scene is important because it prepares us (the audience) of the ending of the play. […]