Essays Tagged: "Roo"

Summer of the seventeenth doll research paper. bush and city theme.

l resources.This desire for self-improvement is expressed in Summer of the Seventeenth doll through Roo and Dowd. Roo being the older bloke with hopes of self-improvement, but Dowd being "new" on the ... f self-improvement, but Dowd being "new" on the job, younger and more capable.This has an effect on Roo as it would on any Australian man back in the 1950s, where all the men are out struggling to get ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss how Summer of the Seventeenth Doll's playwright, Ray Lawler, managed to engage your interest through the development of tension in The Doll?

s tension between the characters and the audience.During the sixteen years previous to this summer, Roo and Barney, two cane-cutters from up north, came down to see Olive, Roo's girlfriend, and Nancy, ... y summer. Olive lived with her mother, Emma, and looked forward to her "five months of heaven" when Roo and Barney came down every year. However, this year things are different. Nancy has left Barney ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Shadow of a Dark Queen" by Raymond E Feist - a book report

city burning, and the reader doesn't know if it is with joy or sorrow.The main characters are Erik, Roo, Calis and Miranda.Erik is the bastard son of a noble, who hasn't acknowledged or denied him. He ... alf brother, Trys to rape and kill his 'sister' to annoy Erik, but before he can kill her, Erik and Roo catch and kill him, and then they run for their lives as there is a death sentence looming over ...

(4 pages) 16 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the impact and changes brought about by emotions in Summber Of The Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler

of pride, anger, love and nostalgia.In Mr. Lawler's play, pride is a powerful catalyst for change. Roo's pride led to him walking out on his cane-cutting gang, introducing the entire Dowd plot arc, w ... introducing the entire Dowd plot arc, which is pivotal. That led to the 'breaking up' of Barney and Roo's friendship.Barney: "Righto, so I didn't walk out with you up north, but that was the only time ...

(6 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Leslie Norman's film adaption of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" explored the issues that the original playwright, Ray Lawler, dealt with so poignantly in his play. Agree/Disagree

ses the film's appeal altogether.The majority of the is set in Emma's house in Carlton, where every room is surrounded by Olive's kewpie dolls and sovierneers from Queensland giving off a highly clust ... ficult for his audience to experience a sense of the build-up of tensions between the characters of Roo, Barney and Olive, that would ultimately lead to the tragic breakdown.In the scene of the play t ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

For your designated character define the human condition depicted in the play "Summer of the Seventh Doll" by Ray Lawler

who is a neighbour to Olive's house. Ever since the age of five, she has regularly associated with Roo and Barney everytime they had their lay-off season and came back to town. It is because of her t ... e outside, she is not as innocent as her appearance would have seemed, because she knows about what Roo and Barney do every time they come back, i.e. Recreational sex. This is demonstrated by the dial ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Symbolism of Life and Death in “The Masque of the

in the story, when taken at face value, seem peculiar and confusing, such as the different colored rooms in the hallway, the purpose of the giant ebony clock, and the reasoning behind the guests' way ... tails are revealed and in reality have a heavy influence on the true meaning of the story.The seven rooms in this story are one of the details that have a profound symbolic influence on the true meani ...

(4 pages) 4859 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe