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  • The History Boys by Alan Bennett

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    Can someone be born evil or is the ability to be immoral something that’s acquired through the environment? Various techniques were used by Alan Bennett in the History Boys to convey how Hector wasn’t purely immoral because he let his sexual desires lead to the fondling of his student’s genitals, but because he was a dedicated educator who would stop at no means including disconnection with the traditional form of teaching in order to per-quire his students futures through alternative education.

  • Essay on Alan Bennett Talking Heads

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    Alan Bennett Talking Heads In Bennett's monologues the main character faces an important decision which will affect the course of their lives. I will go on and explain in this essay, the play writer's use of literary techniques - including setting, theme and characterisation- which may make the decision seem correct or not. Talking Heads was originally produced for BBC television but has recently been used as a collection of short stories. Each of the characters portrayed, is played by an

  • Analyzing Alan Bennett 's ' The History Boys ' And ' Educating Rita

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    In this essay I will be analysing how Alan Bennett’s ‘The History Boys’ and ‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Russell investigate the notion that ‘all knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use’ along with how they explore the purpose of education. Educating Rita is about the journey of Rita, a twenty-six year old working class woman from Liverpool, entering the world of formal education through an Open University course or as she refers to it as a ‘degree for dishwashers’. Rita’s

  • A Sense of Tragedy and Humour in alan Bennett's Talking Heads Monologues

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    A Sense of Tragedy and Humour in alan Bennett's Talking Heads Monologues Alan Bennett uses a variety of techniques to convey a sense of both tragedy and humour in his 'Talking Heads' monologues. I will be looking specifically at 'Bed Among The Lentils' and 'Cream Cracker Under The Settee.' Alan Bennett achieves both of these effects by use of several clever choices regarding the casting as well as sound and visual effects. There are two very different types of humour

  • How Is Miss Ruddock’s Terrible Loneliness Conveyed In Alan Bennett’s

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    Terrible Loneliness Conveyed In Alan Bennett’s A Lady Of Letters? Miss Irene Ruddock is an ordinary middle-aged woman who lives on her own. She was close to her mother who had recently passed away. Miss Ruddock has no real friends and finds it difficult to fill her time so she is often sitting in her chair, looking out of her window and noting what is going on in other people’s lives. She has no social life and she only leaves the house when she has to. Alan Bennett shows Miss Ruddock’s loneliness

  • Summary Of ' Candide ' By Alan Bennett

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    Teaching is a strenuous profession considering all the influences that mold and shape children. In the play by Alan Bennett, The History Boys, the seventeen-year-old boys are confronted with the realities of educational climate at the time as they try to get into Oxbridge. The Headmaster (of …) wishes that all of the boys would get into Oxford or University of Cambridge to prove to the bureaucrats of the British education system. Irwin is introduced as the supply teacher that will provide this extra

  • Analysis Of Alan Bennett 's ' The History Boys '

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    Bennett’s dramatic techniques from page 70 “boys come in” to “the bell goes” on page 74 and consider how this passage might be viewed as a significant and dramatic moment in the History Boys. In Alan Bennett’s, The History Boys, the Holocaust Scene is vital to the development of drama in the play. Bennett uses the conflict in this scene to develop the significance of inter-character relationships. It is a significant moment because it forms a climax to the antagonism between Hector and Irwin, influencing

  • A Cream Cracker Under the Settee. Alan Bennett

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    The melancholy of life, death and old age, are one of the many issues dealt with, in Alan Bennett’s heart-rending tale. It tells the story of an isolated, fragile, elderly woman, who feels ensnared in a modernised society in which she strives for her sovereignty and prominence. In a culture where the old are forgotten, neglected and depicted as useless. ‘A Cream Cracker Under The Settee’ seems to be the perfect title of the play as the double entendre epitomizes this remarkably. In addition, another

  • A Lady of Letters and Cream Cracker under the Settee by Alan Bennett

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    "A Lady of Letters" and "Cream Cracker under the Settee" by Alan Bennett The two monologues I am going to be writing about are two elderly women who are lonely and trapped in their own homes. I will be talking about how Doris, one lady from 'Cream cracker under the settee' and Irene, the other lady in 'Lady of letters' are suffering from loneliness. Doris and Irene both live alone. They don't seem to have any special friends. For example, Irene doesn't like being people calling her

  • The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett

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    The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett The melancholy of life, death and old age, are one of the many issues dealt with, in Alan Bennett’s heart-rending tale. It tells the story of an isolated, fragile, elderly woman, who feels ensnared in a modernised society in which she strives for her sovereignty and prominence. In a culture where the old are forgotten, neglected and depicted as useless. ‘A Cream Cracker Under The Settee’ seems to

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