Mar 25, 2015 - Communication    No Comments

Now and Then – Creative Writing

My dad first introduced me to the footballing stage at stadiums, where fans watched their beloved team and feel passionate about their performance. I was six years old when my dad brought me to my first game an it was a marvellous experience, at Highbury. It was perfect timing as it was the last season at Highbury which added to my enthusiastic behaviour and couldn’t wait till the game started. It was exciting to be a youngster amongst big men both cheering the same team on. How a single game brought so much passion and feelings to grown adults bewildered me, it was truly amazing, I was stunned. My anticipation and eagerness to watch Arsenal prevented me from seeing what was around me though as when I settled down I was confused. The pitch looked so clean yet the stands were full of beer, chewing gum, and it wasn’t appealing at all. For my first game, I didnt know what to expect, but I later learned. Moan when your losing, be happy when winning and do not care about the conditions, the ritual for becoming a football fan at stadiums.

Highbury itself was a glamorous place, the old fashion design within the stadium drew me in even more due to the history there, but the Emirates was later discovered to be different. The new stadium had its own way of making us admire its features; it was unique and delightful as if it was drawn as a picture. I went to the Emirates a year after my first experience at Highbury, but this place was completely different. It was immaculate. The picture like stadium had made me fall in love with it, the artist has made me forever grateful for this fantastic work of art, the frame work gives me an elevation of joy and happiness, and that everything about it was top quality and accomplished to the highest standard.

Growing up in my childhood everything was based around Arsenal but it was the stadiums where I became myself. Sitting with sixty thousand fans who have the same thoughts and feelings as me gave me goose bumps and an elevation of hair on the back of my neck due to its electric atmosphere. I am now older, more mature, and know this stadium is special and one of a kind. Alongside being a wonderful stadium, it also consists of having incredible fans and support.  The beautiful curves of the silk, elegant design of the stadium was like second home. As a youth I did not pay much attention to the design and what consists within the stadium, I watched the team play and went home, but now I have realized that this stadium is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship and deserves all of my and others gratitude and praise for it. The fans play a pivotal role in my urge to keep on going no matter the costs.

I have continued to show my support and devotion towards Arsenal FC but feel an excess of excitement now compared to when I was first introduced to the game. I get an extra buzz when I return to the stadium, my blood circulation increases due to the Arsenal fans making it a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. As a child, I went to the Arsenal stadium as a day out with my family, but now it feels as if it was a necessity in my life to keep going and be within the stadium with my team. When I miss a game I feel partially guilty for this as if it were a mistake on my behalf. I miss not being next to strangers with the same thoughts as me, the sticky floors and the explosive atmosphere within the stadium. The Emirates stadium is why this happens, the thrill it gives me is an addictive matter as if it was a drug. Whether if it was a win or lose, I would have enjoyed my time there. It’s a pleasure to be a member in this magnificent piece of art. Many would like to have what I have, the benefit of watching Arsenal at this attraction.

What makes the Emirates so distinctive from other stadiums are its luxurious features. Not many give the Emirates its rightful credibility of what its managed to produce consistently over many years. The luscious grass, which is portrayed as if it was carpet, the highest possible standards throughout the design has drawn me into admiring the stadium. The exquisite design of a modern football stadium which looks marvellous, the modern attributes of simple things like better phone connection service, comfortable seating just make this stadium feel like a home. No beer, no chewing gum makes me feel comfortable, it was perfect. I’ve been a member now for 9 years, and hope to carry on in the foreseeable future. It started off with it being a treat from my dad, now it’s a passion and objective to go to the stadium. Each time I leave the stadium, I feel upset as I won’t be there, I miss the friendly environment, the anticipation before games, seeing the other side to my family members and being part of a home, with 60 thousand other fans. This stadium makes me happy, I forget the bad and have a few hours of pure enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2015 - Communication    No Comments

English homework-TCAM-Identity

How is identity shown in chapter 16 of To Kill A Mockingbird

Identity is portrayed in chapter 16 of TCAM. It is shown in many different aspects but what I would like to draw attention to is that both white and black people know there status in Maycomb. The white are seen as the wealthy, better ethnicity whereas the black people are seen to be lesser than them. I know this as in chapter 16, when the neighbour gather outside the courthouse, white people are seen eating and drinking the nicer food, dressed appropriately, having a picnic and then the black people are described as in the corner feeding of low quality food. There is clear segregation within Maycomb and identity of ethnicity is shown by the different classes they are in, white people are seen as more fortunate than the black minority.

Jan 15, 2015 - Communication    No Comments

Creative Writing 2

It was my first year at the Highbury Throne secondary school and I was was as frightened as ever. The intimidating older years, the crumbling walls which dawned over us, the teachers who glared and stared at us as if they were looking into my soul didn’t quite help me settle in to my new surroundings. I applied for this school as my brothers have previously been here, and chose this state over a well developed school just past Holloway Road, which seemed to be my first mistake of my older life. As I walked into my form room for the first time, the sense of fear and the smell of terror drew upon me, the blackboards were tatty, the chairs were freezing cold metal, nothing I was used to. Id like to think i was brought up in quite a fortunate family, good living conditions and certainly the new school did not meet the standard I have been used to. The kids smoked, teachers groaned and I seemed out of place with my freshly washed uniform, slicked back hair. I was in for a horrid 5 years.

Months flew past and I found myself now sniggering at the new year 7 boys; ‘they’re so small and ugly’ was a constant cry amongst the herd of year 8 boys , and to be honest the Highbury Throne wasn’t to bad after all. I had met new friends with similar interests, and had come to terms with some of the years popular boys, mainly because of my football skills and my connection to the females in the school. It wasn’t to bad, I got to know the teachers, who to stay away from, which intimidating older year pupils would assault me, the poorly built school didn’t seem to bother me anymore and best of all, I had come close with my love at first sight. I had come to terms with the poor construction of the school, and the people within the four walls, it seemed not so bad.

I think for the past year or so in our relationship with her that I have been so deeply in love that I haven’t seen the bad sides to her. My friends moaned at me telling me be careful with what you do but quite frankly, I couldn’t care less. My love for her imaged and matched a mountain, she was incredible. Well, thats what I thought. As we went up the years together, now mature young students, we contemplated we moved it to the next level, but there was an urge in me to turn it down, head home and ask my friends whats wrong with her. But no, I stayed the night and this was now my biggest mistake, we were just 15 years old and she was pregnant, I was soon to be a father of a girl who now seems to worry me, great.

Before the news got round to the people in the school, I had decided to meet my good friend, Thierry, and ask him what all the talk was about my girlfriend. He sat me down in our form room and said three simple words, the three words I will never forget in my life; ‘She’s using you’. This statement hit me like a bullet, my heart sunk and asked him how for some hope, and then he reminded me of all the times I bought her stuff, how much i’ve done for her, and what have I received in return, some affection? The world came crashing down on me at this point. Suddenly the old form room started to look less appealing to me, the sense of fear came back, the blackboards were worse than ever, my stomach swirled. The fantasy of going out with her was gone, I was at breakage point, I felt physically and mentally sick, I didn’t know what to do with a baby coming.

News broke out at school, and I wasn’t myself. She had no idea and was proud to show off her pregnant stomach, but this was all to much. My football had stopped, less attention was showed and I came to a conclusion of what to do. It was a sunny Friday over North London, kids were all playing football but Thierry knew why i was like this, and showed his pity. It was comforting until i saw her, and I exploded. I cant remember what i said but it had our year surrounding me, her friends consoled her, and I knew I took it too far. My so called mates were retreating away from me, mummers of how cruel I was were heard, it sunk in and hurt. Nothing at Highbury Throne looked familiar to me.

 

Dec 30, 2014 - Communication    No Comments

Response Ice Bucket Challenge

I began this by reading an article about the Ice Bucket Challenge which was posted by Steve Rose. I will be responding and evaluating whether I agree or disagree with his views, and evaluate the language he uses. I’m sure you’re all aware of what the Ice Bucket Challenge is, but some people have doubted the reasoning behind the challenge. It started with a man called Chris, who had been nominated for the task which had nothing to do with ALS. They decided to add the charitable aspect to the challenge to hopefully raise money for the charity and awareness of ALS.

Mr Rose is clearly against the Ice Bucket Challenge and his views are quite cynical. In the article he has no positives to say about the challenge and he feels that people are wasting clean water to pour over themselves to get involved. This is shown when Mr Rose states “if theres one counter trend to pour room temperature water on the craze, it is #droughtshaming”.  This suggests that Mr Rose does not agree that the challenge is suitable and that it shouldn’t be happening as clean water is being wasted. This is displayed in the picture he had used where it shows a clueless young boy saying ‘you waste clean water as a challenge, in order to avoid raising money for charities’. He mentions the state of California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts, and further countries are suffering. I disagree. I feel that they are doing it for a good cause and that those who are able to do it are and those who can’t are not participating in the challenge. His abhorrence for the Ice Bucket Challenge is an over reaction.

Mr Rose’s draws attention to the matter that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may be disrespectful towards other charities. They may feel that they are favouring this specific charity as the donating involves enjoyment, and not a serious approach to problems. ‘The US department has forbidden diplomats from participating for fear of favouring particular charities’. Diplomats, officials representing a country abroad have been told to stop donating in the form of ALS because it may be favouring other charities, this is ridiculous. Just because the challenge has spread to world wide communities as a fun way of donating, it should be stopped because other charities are not gaining enough recognition. Many charities use fun and exciting ways of trying to get the audience to donate, yet the ALS approach is deemed to be unacceptable amongst the critics. including Mr Rose. Countering how Mr Rose has presented his argument, I feel that it is pretty ironic of him to condemn the challenge, as it is after all for a good cause.

Furthermore, he proceeds to talk about the dangers which have occurred from the Ice Bucket Challenge. He again criticises the challenge but involves the matter of death. The publisher talks about how Corey had died from the challenge in a diving incident. A diving incident? What has pouring cold water over yourself cause someone to drown, this is an exaggerative comment. Death is obviously a serious matter, but for this instance, is it really the ice cold water causing people to die or is it their stupidity causing death. ‘Four firefighters were seriously injured in an elaborate variation on the challenge, in which a firetruck ladder got too close to overhead the power line’. This statement was intended to make the challenge look unacceptable, but it shows how people went to extreme measures and risked injuries. A simple ice bucket of water was needed, no diving, no ladders. It was unnecessary for Mr Rose to mention death to people as it was their own fault the challenge went out of hand, as they chose the complicated and dangerous way.

He also mentions in his article that doctors around the world have warned elderly people about the risks, as well as expectant mothers and people with heart conditions to stay away from the Ice Bucket Challenge. Additionally, Mr Rose is being deceitful. If you are unable to do the challenge due to health warnings, don’t, its not compulsory. Ice water can be useful in some circumstances, ice baths propose to reduce swelling and recovery time after hard sessions, leaving an individual feeling fresher and less sore each day. This would be helpful for elderly people who suffer from muscle soreness, as it helps reduce pain and would be advised, but the challenge is deemed unacceptable.

So, to conclude I feel that Mr Rose’s is very critical, I feel that criticism is not needed. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is for a good cause, it has raised money for the charity and more importantly it has raised the awareness of the illness. No harm was intended to be caused when the challenge was set up, it was meant to be for people to enjoy themselves whilst giving to the less fortunate.

Dec 22, 2014 - Communication    No Comments

Argue Coursework

When 2022 comes around, the summer will yet again be the highlight of the year. The World Cup returns and the world will unite in Qatar. The decision to host the tournament in Qatar is one of the most controversial decisions Fifa have made. Opinions are divided on whether this decision is suitable enough to meet standards of the World Cup, and I’m sure opinions will continue to be divided on this debatable issue.

There are many reasons against the decision for Qatar to host the World Cup, and I thoroughly agree with most of them. One of the most outstanding reasons is due to the climate of the country. Temperatures are too high for players to play competitively in, and could reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. Playing in such heat has since been recognised by Fifa as a health risk. So why does the decision still stand? Surely the safety of the players who make the World Cup so special is more important than Fifa pulling out on Qatar. The players cannot possibly survive the full ninety minutes in such a high level game and perform to their best abilities when they’re struggling due to excessive amount of heat. The atmosphere of the World Cup is also one of the tournaments key features. For many, the extreme temperatures may be to much and fans will struggle to up keep up the traditions of a vibrant atmosphere during the tournament in these conditions. This raises the question, ‘How did Qatar even get the nod to host the decision in the first place?’

Furthermore, the announcement to let Qatar be the hosting country has been heavily criticised due to the fact that they’re are strong rumours of Qatar officials bribing Fifa. Qatar strangely beat four countries to the role of hosting nation, one of them being the USA. The USA are far more developed in terms of sport, and for Qatar to beat them in the vote is controversial. There have been many indications that Qatar have bought the votes and there are continuing protests for the elections to be held again, without Qatar. There have been many ongoing stories about corrupt Fifa officials, some of whom have left there posts and some still being investigated. This is the Football Federation under investigation for what should be a democratic vote and as stated, there have been many headlines showing that Qatar did in fact influence the decisions of Fifa officials when the voting stage began. When Qatar was pulled out the envelope, Fifa must have known conspiracy problems will be voiced from all corners of the globe.

In addition to this, Qatar hold harsh views on discriminating homosexuals. The World Cup should be for everyone, and for innocent people to be held against who they are is unacceptable. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar which in itself should reason enough for taking away the privileges Qatar has been given. Discrimination has no place in society, never mind football. Football is meant to reach out to whoever you are, but Qatar are restricting this from some people. ‘Everything is for everyone’ said the head of the homosexuality comity, and obviously Qatar has views which clash with this. Should they really have the privilege of hosting with such views?

The issue of human rights is also another point of concern. Qatar proposed that they will build all the stadiums from scratch along with improving surrounding infrastructure and buildings.  This a big statement and one that Qatar plans on keeping to. In order to meet these targets, a large workforce will be required as many construction projects are taking place. Of this workforce it has been identified that they are using slave labour from neighbouring countries. They are being brought into Qatar and forced to work. This is going against Human Rights laws, and in some cases people are losing their lives due to unsafe working environments, breaching even further laws. These are acts which are punishable by law, yet they are being over looked. Qatar should not have such audacity.

In addition, Fifa have decided that as the climate is above what footballers are capable of playing in and are therefore toying with the idea of a winter World Cup. Fifa have finally seen there glaring error and are doing everything within their power to keep the tournament in Qatar. This is an awful idea, it doesn’t just ruin the tradition of playing in the summer but it clashes with most domestic leagues around the globe. Domestic football is just as important and enjoyable as the World Cup, and playing the World Cup in the winter will ruin the 2022 domestic league season and popularity amongst Fifa.

To conclude, I feel that Sepp Blatter and his officials are corrupt. This decision should not be carried out. There are many countries who are a more credible option, so Fifa should just accept this noticeable mistake. It’s the fans and players needs which need addressing, not their bank account status.

 

 

 

 

Dec 18, 2014 - Communication    No Comments

English Literature

Compare how flaws are presented in Othello and a range of poetry you have studied?

In my essay I will be comparing how flaws are shown in Othello and a range of Robert Browning poems I have studied. The two poems I will be analysing are Porphyria’s lover and The Laboratory, as I feel that both poems display a relevant amount of flaws in each poem, and an excessive relation to uncertainty which leads to vicious reactions. In Othello,  there is a continuous sequence of flaws which are portrayed throughout the play and that each flaw is displayed for the structure of the play. 

Othello as the main character shows many flaws in the duration of the play, and his flaws in my opinion sets out the structure of the play.  His flaws could be that he is jealous, that he has too much pride, or that he is constantly uncertain. Othello’s uncertainty in my opinion clouds his judgement and actions. Uncertainty is portrayed throughout the play but I feel that it mainly shown in Act 3 Scene 3. When Iago exits, Othello briefly has a moment to himself where he expresses his feelings from the heart. I know this as it is in iambic pentameter. In this part of the play, Othello talks about his uncertainty about Desdemona’s faithfulness, and questions their long term relationship. He starts to talk about why she could be unfaithful, what he has done to deserve this, and mentions that it could be for his age or that he is black. He suggest that he would rather be a toad rather than love and marry someone for other peoples uses. I know this as Othello says ‘I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing i love, for others uses’. He clearly shows uncertainty about the relationship and doubts Desdemona.

Another factor that contributes to Othello having major flaws is that he is characterized by jealousy. He is jealous throughout the play and there is a key part in Act 3 Scene 3 where Iago confronts Othello about his jealousy. ‘Beware my lord of jealousy, it is the green eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ Here, Othello’s jealousy is described by Iago by using personification by saying the green eyed monster. This is also a form of metaphors used by Iago, and by doing this it highlights the key part of the quote which attracts the audience even more. As Othello was a soldier, it means that his decisions have to be decisive. Being decisive means that you have the ability to make judgments or vital decision quickly and effectively. This goes against Othello gradually throughout the play as he refuses to give Cassio a fair free trail to Cassio as he did on the Brabantio accusations. Othello does not acknowledge what has happened and jumps to conclusions straight away. Othello’s mind was fixed of the supposed relationship between Cassio and Desdemona so did not think about the situation properly, so refused to give Cassio a fair trail in gaining his innocence. A quote which supports this point is ‘Cassio, I love thee: but never more be officer of mine’ meaning that his confidence in Cassio has gone. 

Othello is a outsider to the Venetian society, and I feel that he uses his misunderstanding on how things are done in Venice to his disadvantage. He feels that everything done wrong is due to him being inexperience amongst the people, and at their fault. He also doubts how women are in Venice and is uncertain of how their nature is. He marries Desdemona quickly, and in my opinion this decision to show love to someone is too early, and consequences were bound to happen. Not too long after their marriage, Othello begins to question their relationship due to rumours circulating.  Othello has too much pride for him to be cuckolded,  and begins to question his decision to marry, this can be supported when Othello says ‘why did I marry’.

In Porphyria’s lover, the character main flaw is that he is mentally unstable which allows the poem to be analysed for my use. He talks about the women coming in, flirting around with him then all of a sudden, she has been killed. This was an unusual turn of events to happen in a poem, but after analysing many Robert Browning poems in the past, I have noticed that many of his poems has a dramatic ending, mainly in terms of tragedies. From Porphyria’s lover, I have developed an understanding that both characters had lust for each other. Lust is a strong sexual desire, and this best describes the women in this poem, and it could relate to the man. It best describes the women as she does want this sexual desire between the characters as she comes in and sits close up to the man, laying her hair on him. It may also suggest that the man does not want to have sex before marriage, the reason why he is resisting her persistence of an sexual encounter to obey the biblical reference of not doing pre-martial sex, but the man could still have lust for her. In a state of uncertainty of what to do, the man decides to kill her. Throughout the poem there have been references towards the bible and that why he doesn’t want to commit to pre martial sex, which gives us an understanding that he could be religious in some way. This could be supported by the remark ‘And yet god has not said a word’ This is a flaw for the character in Porphyria’s lover as he was uncertain on the decision to do with his so called lover.

In Porphyria’s lover, we can interpret that the main character is uncertain on many things, and one of them is hes unsure on her faithfulness in their relationship. This can be supported by a quote; ‘made my heart swell, and still it grew, while I debated what to do’ This shows his doubts within the relationship as he describes his heart swelling. This suggests that he cannot contain the amount of stress which is coming upon him, which makes him say his heart is swelling, can could imply that he has problems of containing a healthy releationship, as its a real struggle for him to be happy. 

In the poem The Laboratory, flaws are presented throughout. The poem is about a women who seeks revenge on her lover as she is with another man, pure jealousy is illustrated throughout. Jealousy is her main flaw in the poem, as it is the main factor for what happens in the play. Each play I have analysed I feel that flaws are how the poem/play progress, and in the Laboratory’s case, her main flaw, jealousy, sets the tone for the poem. Her jealousy proceeds in the poem and leads to her poisoning someone, an evil act someone could possibly do. An sign of an evil mindset, the character shows that she doesn’t want the women to have a fast easy death, but in fact wants her to suffer a lot.  She also wants the man to ‘remember her dying face’ a cruel wish someone can wish upon another person.

Robert Browning adds a fast rhythm upon the poem to describe her excitement of killing someone. He also uses personification to describe the people at the party by saying ‘what a wild crowd’. The use of repition in the poem also describe the importance of what the character is talking about, ‘the poison to poison’. This shows how strongly she feels about the poison and her next steps coming up in the poem. Also, an interpretation I have made is that as there are twelve stanzas in the poem, it may also describe the twelve hours leading up to this day. I made this assumption as each stanza progresses in terms of time and leads onto each other like a normal day, and I think this technique of using stanzas in this way was implied by Robert Browning to show how time progressed throughout the poem, and her eagerness throughout. Jealousy is her main flaw, and this is part of the seven deadly sins, envy.

Comparing the poems and Othello together, I feel flaws are portrayed throughout in order to find a plot to pounce upon, and the duration of them. I feel that Shakespeare and Robert Browning have both used similar techniques in presenting how flaws lead on to reactions of the main character. The two poets have presented that the characters react violently in their flaws and uncertainty, which actually then leads on to death. Death in Othello is seen as a atrosophy,  but unusually in Robert Browning poems, it seems that both characters have done their deed and have not been punished, which relates to Browning’s past life experience of being an atheist.  So to conclude my essay, I feel that flaws are presented in a similar fashion and the plot then continues on from their flaws being exploited.

 

 

 

 

Jun 26, 2014 - Communication    1 Comment

Creative Writing Coursework

I stood there. Nothing. As the waves smacked hard against the rocks, nothing, nothing but despair. I was waiting for a boat to come to shore, with illegal substances on board I stupidly got myself into this mess. I was to take the goods and head back home. But there was more. These people were major ‘gangsters’ from Mexico, and if I was to mess up an order, I beg to differ.

I was woken up by the beautiful noise by the shore. As I sat there, I pictured the times with my dad on beach. We’d always skim stones or coins across the surface on the sea and enjoy our time. It was upsetting when he lost his battle to cancer, as he was the only one who really cared for me. So in memory of my father, I skimmed coins across the sea, imagining I was seven again. My dad was my inspiration, everything he did I admired. So there I was, standing on the shore skipping coins across the surface of the sea. The sun was still shining despite the fact that heavy black clouds were haunting towards me. Still no sign of the boat was a bit upsetting as I started to question whether or not these so called ‘gangsters’ were actually coming.

A day passed and then I was frightened by shouting. ‘Oiiii, wake up man we gotta go!!’ As soon as I heard this voice, I jumped up and immediately got hold of my belongings and held them tight towards my stomach. ‘Oii you here take your things and give me the money and then we can move!!’ I thought to myself, finally they came, after two long days and now they have the nerve to tell me to hurry up. I dropped my belongings onto my feet, I did not show any emotion as it hurt but I stood upright and tried to seem cool. ‘Oii mate you’re messing with the wrong people you na, just hurry up’ I was in no rush to hurry up, I had the whole day ahead of me, as I strolled towards the boat, kicking any rock in my path. ‘Well well well, you finally arrived ey’ I said towards the angry Mexican. ‘Look mate, I sorry we’re late, but HURRY THE HELL UP!’

I laughed and smiled, picked up a rock and examined it, took my time before I heard a bang. ‘Yeh mate, you think we’re playing around now hurry up’. I looked up only to see the man holding a gun in his hand. Now I knew for sure this guy was serious. I’m not sure of what facial expression I showed, but it did hurry me up. I ran towards the man, slapped his money in his hand, got hold off the bag and started to run. BANG!! Again the awful sound of his gun fired , this time it was directed near me. ‘ You think you’re smart eh, giving me the wrong amount of money’. There was an awkward silence between us. The man got out his boat and started walking towards me, money in one hand, the gun in the other. A look of disgust appeared on his face. ‘I told you specifically, £185.50, not just £180’. I looked up to him worried. I eventually figured out that was why I had coins on me, and I threw the £5.50 into the sea which could lead me to being in deep trouble. ‘Mate, we gotta go so if you don’t pay up quickly, then I’m afraid that you won’t be going home mister, you’ll be with us!’ A grin loomed on his face, his posture was showing he was calm, but then there was me, absolutely shaking. ‘Er Sir, I’m awfully sorry but I don’t have your money Sir’

The man began to laugh. He started walking towards me with a smile on his face, now it was his turn to be a idiot, kicking stones which were in his path, leaning back as he approached me. ‘Well, it looks like it isn’t your lucky day’ At this point, I knew I was in trouble. My dreams over the last few days of returning home seemed like a distanced thought. I sighed, tried to plead my innocence and was on my knees begging, but this man couldn’t care less about me, he probably had more sympathy for the £5.50 in the sea than me. I was so nervous, I began to cry. I felt a cold tear tremble down my cheek and into my mouth. ‘Come on boy, you’re with us now.’ I felt a hand on me and my heart sunk. ‘What do you think about Mexico? Ever been there? Heard of anything?’

 

 

 

 

Mar 26, 2013 - Communication    2 Comments

My thoughts on Hotel Rwanda- Scene Analysis

How does the film director use techniques to strengthen his message and/or create an effect on the audience?

The director of this film uses non-digetic sounds to add a powerful affect. This is shown in the part when Paul is advised by George(the supplier) to take the river road.

Emotional music starts playing so something sad or scary is going to happen before it actually happened. The camera turns to an over the shoulder view then the car starts wobbling, which creates a mystery for us the audience as we do not know what is happening, it keeps us guessing what it could be. He goes to get out the car and then you hear an knife sound which was an non digetic included which then creates even more suspense as we wonder, why was this included.

It has a mid shot of Paul getting out the car then surprisingly the main character drops out of the picture . It then immediately turns to a close up of a dead body which has obviously been killed by the Hutu’s, the horror which was meant to bring to us is that Paul has driven over people who are the same people as him, it is meant to show what the Hutu’s are doing to the Tootsies and as Paul is a Tootsies, it is meant to show what will happen to all the Tootsies, as George said “all Tootsies in Rwanda will be dead”. Paul then retreats backwards as he doesn’t want to be touching the dead bodies, he then stands up, and then we actually see whats ahead of him, in the distance.

We see many dead bodies just lying there on the floor, Paul then vomits into his tie, and runs back towards the car, and tells his driver to back away, then the scene changes. This scene is powerful, one of the saddest moments in the film and to top it off, we then see Paul crying, which saddens us even more.

In conclusion to this, i think this scene is meant to tell people what happened to these poor people and make them aware of the dangers which can happen to a poor country when a country has left them in a state like Rwanda, and to keep people aware of what can happen.

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