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The THemes os ShoeHorn Sonata?? (1 Viewer)

MeagsXCore

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the themes i used were

redemption, comradeship, power and control, heroism and constructing the past
 

nitrodavid

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friendship, sacrafice, heroism, cruety and suffering is what i am using for my trials on tommorow
 

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err....we need themes? 0_o haha im so clueless.
how many themes are we meant to write about coz i'm realli just writing about
humour, redemption and ... whats was the other one.....hmmm why do i have mixed media here.....*looking at her notes...
 

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the plays themes are history and memory, war, friendship, truth and power
 

ladylovelylocks

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Hey, yeah it's

Sacrifice
Mateship
Survival
Truth/Honesty
Friendship/Values
Courage/Heroism
 

ladylovelylocks

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could someone please help me with my speech! ahh it's due tomorrow and everything was lost in the blackout so i have to start over and i don't understand how to do it!!
 

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In the play there is the theme of Power-

The Presence of Rick in the ‘Shoe-Horn Sonata’
Overview-
This plays most obvious power play on stage occurs between the interviewer and the women that he is interviewing. Rick is the main off-stage character. We hear his voice as he questions the women in the interview scenes. He only asks questions and the nature of these questions changes as the play proceeds. Rick's presence in the play highlights the notion of the manipulation of these women by unseen men. His position of power as he asks questions reflects the positions of power of the unseen men at whose hands these women have suffered in the past.
Analysis/ Examples-
Rick is the sole reason for the women's eventual reunion. He provides them with the opportunity of telling all.
He is not, however, simply seeking to draw out the information of their experiences for the benefit of the women. They are sensitive to the fact that in telling their stories they are vulnerable to his power to shape them to suit his own ends. In this sense it is no different from the situation of vulnerability and impotence that they experienced during the war, although the results are obviously likely to be less hazardous.
There is also an uncanny sense that they may even suffer at his hands as we see in the scene where there is some doubt as to whether he has overheard the women's conversation.
 

razabladekisses

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the themes i used and gonna use are
* power of friendship in overcoming adversity cruelty and misery of the brutal japanese POW camps
* influences of personal history and culture on their characters. bridies australian surburban upbringing as juxtaposed to shielas british upper class background
*power of the human spirit and fighting for survival
* loyalty, love and Camaraderie of the women
* commeration of the womens WW2 experiences- stoic, heroic, endurance of barbaric conditions not recognised or appreciated by the australian government
* physical, emotional, psychological impact of internment
* healing power of truth anf friendship
* power of music as an inspiration and consoling source of hope
 

gemini91

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The themes i used in an essay that i got 19/20 for were:
survival
struggle
friendship
and loyalty

These themes were backed up with the following techniques:
The interview technique
symbolism ( the shoe-horn being the most obvious)
and social realism
 

mica lewis

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Hi, the link you mentioned has been changed or removed. Any ideas?
Thanks mica
 

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