The Colonel agrees with Stanhope but says that orders are orders, and they must be obeyed. Second Lieutenant James "Jimmy" Raleigh is a young and naive officer who joins the company.
Explore the ways in which Sherriff makes this a dramatic and revealing moment in the play. Later, it is stated that in a similar raid, after the British artillery bombardment, the Germans had tied red rag to the gaps in the barbed wire so that their soldiers knew exactly where to train their machine guns.
The scene ends with Stanhope quietly demurring from Osborne's suggestion to re-seal the envelope.The letter is, in fact, full of praise for Stanhope. A message is relayed to Stanhope telling him that Raleigh has been injured by a shell and that his spine is damaged, meaning he can't move his legs. Stanhope and Trotter listen intently The dramatic monologue as we understand it today "is a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses a silent listener, revealing himself in the context of a dramatic situation" Murfin In the play Away by Michael Gow, our preconceptions of characters are challenged and our opinions on journeys and how they Priestley, not Priestly. How does your prescribed text and related text reflect this statement?
The two characters are Stanhope, who is the captain and Hibbert who is an officer. Sherriff wrote his play on the cusp between the first, more patriotic phase of British war literature and the second, more pacifist one.A message is relayed to Stanhope telling him that Raleigh has been injured by a shell and that his spine is damaged, meaning he can't move his legs. It could be travelling from one place to another, or an adventure. Although the destination is important, the inner journey that takes place during a physical journey is often more significant. This is because men's relationships strengthen greatly during stressful situations and war is the most stressful situation a man can be in. Stanhope sarcastically states, "How awfully nice — if the Brigadier's pleased", when the Colonel's first concern is whether information has been gathered, not whether all the soldiers have returned safely. Journey's End is a play about British soldiers in World War One, and the effects the war has on them, both physically and mentally. The play is based in the You have failed. Already, we are presented with two contrasting views of Stanhope. Raleigh is a new character and is introduced in the play early on.
Fred Smoler, a historian, teaches literature and history at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor at American Heritage magazine. Sherriff - "Character of Stanhope" Journey's End? Productions professional [ edit ] Sherriff had trouble getting Journey's End produced in the West End, writing that "Every management in London had turned the play down.
Sherriff uses Raleigh as a way for some of the audience to relate to the character. The Moment of Arrival This is how you drop your listeners into the story.
These heroes can be related to because of their strengths but also their weaknesses.