English Quotes - Drama

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    • Black 'ell - Miles Malleson
      • "I won't take it. I won' touch it... you know I won't, don't you?"
        • Rejects honour of award
        • Repetition
        • Desperate
        • Questioning
      • "it isn't a bit like we expected..."
        • Home front's naivety
        • Women's naivety
      • "It's all right, people; they're often like that a first... shock, you know - nerves... he'll be all right in a day or two"
        • Lack of understand-ing and compassion
        • Sounds like normal occurence
        • Understate-ment
        • Higher command
      • "you'll be as right as rain"
        • Hollow sympathy
        • Lack of understand-ing and compassion
      • "It sounds strange, here in my own house, telling the soldiers who's been facing death for us for nearly a year to 'pull himself together'"
        • Attempt to create humour
        • Naivety
        • Ignorance
      • "You know, it isn't them so much... or even him... it's her... waiting there ... coming back to Jean makes you realise"
        • Germans who are dead have people waiting for them
        • Sympathetic
        • Attitude = sympathetic to Germans
      • "Fair fight!"
        • Fricative alliteration
        • Repetition
        • Can't comprehend naivety and ignorance of Mr. Gould (father)
      • "I heard them talking, just like our chaps do sometimes - laughing and jking about all the things they're going through"
        • Sympathy towards
    • Angels of War - Muriel Box
      • "honour and glory to the name of English womanhood by their gallant service in this war to end wars"
        • Heroism & patriotism
        • Naive thinking
      • "I wish I were a few years younger so that i might throw in my lot with yours and join in the noble work"
        • Confidence - doesn't have to
        • "noble" - heroism
        • Will never have to prove it
      • "I have given my sons... I would gladly give my daughters"
        • She has already sacrificed
        • "given" - sounds heroic
        • Doesn't have daughters
      • "I am with you in spirit, the spirit which has built our glorious Empire
        • Reassurance
        • Like C. Barclays speech
        • Repetition
      • ""Britain's brave daughters"
        • Plosive alliteration
        • Sarcastic
      • "Ploughing through blinding snow - Or a bombing raid on a moonlight night - ... Cleaning lavatories! Swilling out your ambulance - blood and filth"
        • Tasks they had to do
        • Reality
        • Fast pace
          • Shows anger at Mrs Myers
      • "Britain's brave and beautiful daughters... Doing their bits, bless 'em. Keep the old flag flying!"
        • Mocking and ridiculing
        • Repeating what Mrs  Myers said.
      • "I'm proud of being British - and I'm proud to do my bit" - Nobby
        • Naive
        • Represents traditional notions of heroism
        • Patriotic ideals
      • "afriad to stay away and afraid to go home. That's war!
        • Short sentence
        • Under pressure
        • Fear of both war and home
    • Blackadder Goes Forth - Richard Curtis & John Elton - mokcing the Higher Command
      • George: "But really this is brave, splendid, and noble"
        • Triplet
        • Patriotic
        • It's not B,S & N
      • George: I'm scared, sir    Baldrick: I'm scared too, sir
        • Repetition
        • Reality
      • George: I'm the last tiddly-winking leapfroggers from the golden summer of 1914
        • Implying war was a game in the beginning
        • Childish
        • Golden - colour of promise, hope, light
      • "I don't want to die... I'm really not over keen on dying at all ,sir"
        • Understate-   ment
        • Reality
      • George: (Picking up his stick) ... Wouldn't want to face a machine-gun without this.
        • Hugely satricial
        • Like C.Barclay - traditional weapons
      • George: Hurrah! The big nobs have got round a table and yanked the iron out of the fire"
        • Excitement
        • Attacking the Higher Command
      • "They feel it's more sporting"
        • War is a game
      • Baldrick: That's a nasty splinter on that ladder, sir. A bloke could hurt hiimself on that.
        • Contrast to what they are about to face
      • "As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?
        • Simile
        • Generals and H.C would have gone to Oxford
          • Intelligent but don't use it
      • thunderous machine gun
        • Onomato-poeia
          • Shows relaity
            • Death
            • Violence
            • Harsh brutal aggression
        • Metaphor
    • Oh! What A Lovely War - Extract 1 -Joan Littlewood's
      • Stage Direction
        • Sound of exploding shell
          • War is still ongoing
          • Noise
      • "powwow withe colonel"
        • Informal - shouldn't be
        • Highly inappropriate
        • Mocking Higher Command
      • "Anyway we're all here -well, not all of us"
        • Complete diregard for those who have died
      • "damned wind changing"
        • Mocking Higher Command
        • Blame it on the wind - H.C don't take responsibility
      • "Damn place still reeks of decomposing bodies"
        • No sympathy or compassion
        • Ignorant
        • No memorial or respect - lack of care for the dead
      • "Oh, it's a Jerry, sir" What? It's a leg, sir. Well get rid of it, man"
        • Black humour
          • Short sentence
          • Mcking the efforts of the war
          • Lack of understanding
        • Angry and distressed it is there
      • "Well,get  a shovel and hack it off; and then dismiss the men"
        • Flippant comment
        • Harsh violent language
        • More concerned with their own presentation
        • Higher Command not interested in reality
      • "Heads, trunks blood all over the place, and all he's worried about is a damned leg"
    • Oh!What a Lovely War - Extract 2 - Joan Litllewood's
      • Haig: We need one more big offensive to break through and win
        • Foolish optimism
        • Niavety
      • Haig: God is with us. it is for Empire and King.
        • Patriotism
        • Short sentences
      • "the attack will be driven home with the bayonet"
        • Traditional method of warfare
      • Junior Officer: Sir, tell us what to do and we'll do it
        • Cpmliant, co-operative, composed
      • Haig: Rather wild untrained lot! Still thye'll be raring to have a crack at the Boche, and what they lack in training, they'll make up fup for in the gallntry
        • Naivety
        • Exploiting their wiliingness, naivety and  and optimism
        • Lack of respect and compassion
        • Reality is they won't
      • Haig: they are sluggish from too much sitting in the trenches   British General: Most of them will never rise again
        • No respect or comapssion
        • Reality is hard-hitting
      • Haig: The loss of say another 300,000 men may lead to really great results
        • "may" - not certain
        • "300,000" - understate-ment
        • Ok for them to die
        • Men are just numbers - loss of identity

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