Sunday, May 19, 2019

Shoe-Horn Sonata

An individuals perception of the world is unique, conflicted by emotions and heavily influenced by their surroundings, thus giving individuals a distinct interpretation of how distinctive experiences convey meaning. The play the Shoehorn Sonata tranquil by John Misto in which he explores distinctive experiences highlighting themes and memories, evidently both characters Bridie and Sheila overcame themes of adversity, captivity, human rights and last friendship by means of embracing their experiences.Mistos main focus was to bring forth awareness for the nurses by dint of distinctive experiences. John Misto cleverly instigates aspects of need of freedom via bringing forth former(prenominal) experiences involved in shaping the characters state of mind. Moreover Misto explores the theme captivity and notions of lack of human rights through Bridies traumatic war experiences, Filthy pits-dug out in the open. We werent allowed privacy, a sanctioned human right stripped away by the J apanese in which Misto used the pits-dug out to stand for lack of freedom.Furthermore Bridies past experiences introduced via anecdotes evoked past emotions of hatred and fear amongst the Japanese when situated nestle them, Bus load of Japanese tourists ring me, my heart began to pound in terror, Bridies past experiences manipulated her state of mind, this is evident in Bridies perception of harmless Japanese tourists. More so Mistos utilisation of hyperbole, pound in terror while facing the audience, Bridie broke the fourth wall as a result it displayed Bridies fragile condition allowing the audience to sympathise for Bridie.This notion further strengthened by the incorporation of juxtaposition contrasting past experiences within the camp to her response while surrounded by harmless Japanese tourists 50 years later. Additionally, Mistos purpose was to bring light to the lack of awareness of the nurses to ensure they received recognition for the events theyve endured. Throughout the play Mistos input of projections of war atrocities beef up Bridie and Sheilas anecdotes of pain and hardship.In addition this not only reinforces the distinctively visual that are being comprehend through the dialogue but as well concrete images Misto utilises in conjunction to the abstract stories to beam the period Bridie and Sheila was in the camp. In particular Mistos application of symbolism in scenes 13 creates accent mark on the diaries those diaries were our only hope. A piece of history that re-tell the events which occurred during WWII in the Japanese camps were burned byBritish, Misto ideally wanted this scene to be acknowledged by audience in order for them to understand Sheilas perspective. It was apparent the British did not want the events that impacted the womens lives to be known, as they would be considered a shame to the empire. Furthermore it is transparent that the Britishs response to burn the diaries affected Sheilas purpose to stay in Perth instead of moving back to her homeland, this notion of staying in Australia is strongly juxtaposed as Sheila is patriotic one never stops being British. Nor does one not want to.

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