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Literature Component for Form 5 - Drama

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    • GULP AND GASP
      BY JOHN TOWNSEND
      zahurenabdkadir/saser/2011
    • SYNOPSIS
      This is a melodrama about a villain, Lord Septic who is greedy for more power, money and fame. He is even capable of committing murder to get what he wants. He owns the railways and is after the Gatsby gold. Crouch, Lord Septic’s manservant is a big bully. Rose is a damsel in distress who meets Percy, the hero. They fall in love and he rescues her from a bloody death at the railway tracks. Later, Percy learns he is the heir to the Gatsby gold and is known as Sir Percy. Lord Septic loses everything.
      zahurenabdkadir/saser/2011
    • THEMES
      Pride goes before fall
      Greed is destructive
      Justice and equality
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    • Pride goes before fall
      Lord Septic was very arrogant with his wealth. He would do anything to get what he wanted. He was very greedy and wanted more even though he owned several railways. He was willing to kill to get what he wanted. In the end, he was arrested by the police.
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    • Greed is destructive
      Even though he owned a railway station, Lord Septic plotted to get the Gatsby Gold. He was not satisfied with what he had. He wanted more. His life was ruined in the end because he was arrested by the police for trying to kill Rose and Percy.
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    • Justice and equality
      The truth came out and Percy obtained his right. He was the heir to the Gatsby Gold. Justice was finally revealed. On the other hand, the evil Lord Septic was arrested because of his crime.
      zahurenabdkadir/saser/2011
    • MORALVALUES
      One should be humble about one’s wealth and fame.
      We should be sensitive to people’s feelings.
      Downfall of man due to his greed for power, money or fame.
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    • SETTING
      An empty train station
      A cold foggy night
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    • PLOT
      CLIMAX
      Rose is tied to the railway tracks and the rumbling of an approaching train is heard.
      Lord Septic slams Percy against a locker. Percy recovers and runs off.
      Train screeches to a halt.
      Lord Septic slams Percy against a locker. Percy recovers and runs off.
      Lord Septic orders Crouch to tie Rose to the railway track to kill her.
      Rose helps Percy unravel the mystery of the NSL initial on the key he has been wearing around the neck.
      Lord Septic hits Percy on the head.
      Rose threatens to expose Lord Septic’s criminal behaviour.
      They recover the Gatsby Gold which is rightfully Percy’s.
      Rose, a blind flower girl enters to sell flowers and is roughly handled by the two people.
      EXPOSITION / BEGINNING
      RESOLUTION
      The two villains are introduced at the railway station, plotting a devious scheme.
      Percy and Rose plan a future together and the police come for the two villains.
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    • CHARACTER
      Rose, the damsel in distress
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    • CHARACTER
      Percy, the hero
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    • CHARACTER
      Lord Septic, the villain
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    • CHARACTER
      Crouch, the bully
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    • ROSE
      • Rose, the damsel in distress
      • a very loving daughter
      • her mother was sick and Rose needed money to pay for her medication.
      • was willing to sell flowers until late at night to get some money
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    • ROSE
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    • ROSE
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      • a caring man
      • helped Rose and told Crouch off for bullying her
      • did not mind sharing money with Rose if he had any
      • later, when he found out about his inheritance, he decided to give money to Rose for her eye operation and her sick mother.
      PERCY
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    • PERCY
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    • PERCY
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    • LORD SEPTIC
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    • LORD SEPTIC
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    • CROUCH
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    • LITERARY DEVICES
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    • IRONY
      • Lord Septic thinks he will become even richer when he gets the Gatsby gold by gaining possession of the railways. But he ends up with nothing when he is arrested for his crimes and Percy proves to be the rightful heir to the fortune.
      • The only things I ever give away free are nose bleeds! - This is an ironic statement as Percy uses the blood from his nose to turn his long-johns into dark red. Then, when he places it over a gas lamp, it shines dark red. The train driver thinks it is a stop light and stops the train on time before it runs over Rose.
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    • SYMBOL
      • The names ‘Septic’ and ‘Crouch’ are symbolic of the characters. ‘Septic’ means contamination with bacteria and Lord Septic is like a ‘contaminant’ to all who come into contact with him. crouch, the manservant, is a grovelling bully and the name is symbolic of his ‘crouching’ in obedience to Lord Septic all the time.
      • The railway tracks are symbolic of Lord Septic’s path to fame, fortune and power.
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    • ALLITERATION
      • It’s a freezing, filthy, frosty, foggy, foul night.
      • …to plot more plans.
      • You are dim, daft, dopey, dozey and dippy.
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    • FORESHADOW
      • The part if the drama where Percy tells Rose about his past and the key around his neck is a hint about a future incident, which is Percy’s realisation that he is the heir to the Gatsby Gold.
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    • IMAGEY
      • It’s a foul and filthy night ; This fog is so thick. I can’t see a thing out there – give the image of a dark, cold and gloomy night
      • Filthy rich. Thick, black and oily. – gives the image of wealth attained through cruel and unethical means
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    • FLASHBACK
      • It’s just like many years ago. I stood right here as my father tied Lady Gatsby to the same track.
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    • REPETITION
      • …the man who runs…the man who will soon…the man who’s wrecked….
      • It’s because of you….it’s because of you my mother….it’s because of you I have….
      zahurenabdkadir/saser/2011
    • PUN
      • Not those arms. She owns a gun factory.
      • …a big strike at the match factory?
      • … a shorter working wick…I think you mean WEEK…
      • Good knight!....Good night!
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    • COMPARISON
      • Killer trains must run in your family, sir – makes a comparison of Lord Septic and his father as killers with trains that kill if one is caught in the track
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    • ONOMATOPOEIA
      • snap them like twigs…crack them like nuts…pop them like pods
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    • FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
      • IDIOM
      • filthy rich – thick, black and oily; a pain in the neck; key to my heart; nick of time
      • SIMILE
      • It’s a thick pea soup;….like thunder…like a dragon coming to slay the damsel
      • METAPHOR
      • A pure sweet rose! Then, let me pick you up and hold you under my nose! …put you in water.
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    • PERSONAFICATION
      • … like a dragon coming to slay the damsel – the train is personified as a person about to kill another
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