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  • A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

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    How does Alan Bennett create a character that it both comical and sad? Explain why he wrote this monologue. ‘A Cream Cracker under the Settee’ is a monologue of a character named Doris, who is in her 70’s and is coming to the end of her life. She fell whilst cleaning a picture of her and her deceased husband Wilfred on their wedding day, in her living room where most of the play is set. The writer Alan Bennett , reveals allot about old aged pensioners through Doris, She portrays the typical old

  • Monologue: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

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    A Cream Cracker Under The Settee is a Monologue, this means it is just 1 person speaking instead of like a normal play, like a normal play it has different characters, like the policeman or the boy said to be ‘spending a penny’ but these do not have a role of great significance, so it just mainly focuses on the main character, Doris. Her name alone suggests that is an elderly lady and that the setting is probably not 21st century. Other things that suggest these 2 points are the phrases used like

  • A Cream Cracker Under the Settee. Alan Bennett

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    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 reason for the dramatic piece being called ‘A Cream Cracker Under The Settee’. Is because a cream cracker was indeed found under a settee in the play, this makes the title rather ironic. As the title in many ways also symbolises the character

  • 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

  • Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee Essay

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    Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee Doris, the 75 year old house-proud woman is the main character, the only character in fact in Alan Bennett's dramatic monologue 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee'. This play is divided into four scenes, each of which are demarcated by blackout. These four scenes show the passage of time throughout one day in the life of Doris, and changes of room and position. Given the limitations its form imposes the play is a successful

  • Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee Essay

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    Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee How does Alan Bennett reveal Doris’ character, life and attitude in the dramatic monologue “a cream cracker under the settee”? Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, as in the Talking Heads series of monologues that was first performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992, and then transferred to television. This was a sextet of poignantly comic pieces, each of which portrayed several stages in the character's decline

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

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    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 be the perfect title

  • Vulnerability of the Elderly Depicted in the Play, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

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    In the play ‘A cream cracker under the settee’ I think the Alan Bennett is trying to convey a message about what old age pensioners are really like and what there thoughts are about modern life. The play was written in 1987 but the concerns of elderly people remain the same. The Play is focused on a woman called Doris. She is in late adulthood, widowed and lives by herself. Doris has no family or friends, she has been given a cleaner called Zulema by the council. Zulema comes once a week

  • Investigating How Bennett Creates and Maintains Interest in the Play A Cream Cracker under the Settee

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    Investigating How Bennett Creates and Maintains Interest in the Play A Cream Cracker under the Settee 'A cream cracker under the settee' is a dramatic monologue. A monologue is a drama piece performed by only one person. By explaining the characterization, humor, timescale and pauses of this monologue this essay will look at the ways Alan Bennett holds the interest of the audience. The monologue is told by a 75 year old woman whose name is Doris. Doris is a down to earth

  • Health Hazards Of Health And Social Care Setting

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    Emily Malkin M2- assesses the hazards identified in health and social care setting. D1- makes recommendations in relation to identify hazards and minimise risks. In Pool Meadow just like anywhere else there are risks and hazards and risk assessments have to be carried out to prevent the risks and stop hazards. I have carried out on my own risk assessments one for indoor one for outdoor and one on a service user in am now going to pick out some risks and talk about the consequences, impact on

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