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  1. 1. BY : Nurul Aina Abdul Rauf 4101014391 : Thivanya Ramaiah 4101024161
  2. 2. •Dr. John Townsend was born in 1956 at Wilson, California.Townsend has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology withhonors from North Carolina State University, a Master ofTheology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and aPhD degree in clinical psychology from Rosemead School ofPsychology, Biola University.•Townsends hobbies include travel and playing in a bandwhich performs at lounges and venues in SouthernCalifornia.• He is a leadership coach, organizational consultant,psychologist and best-selling author. He consults withcorporations, family-owned businesses and smallbusinesses.
  3. 3. • He operates his own Leadership Coaching Program, which he personally conducts in Newport Beach, CA, Dallas, TX and Indianapolis, IN .Townsend has authored or co-authored 25 books, selling over 5 million copies.• His 2 million-selling Boundaries was coauthored with Dr. Henry Cloud. His most recent book is How to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships (Worthy Publishing, 2012).• Townsend and his family reside in Southern California
  4. 4. Is a drama about a triumph of good over evil. Canbe classified as melodrama – dramatic incidents andemotions Lord Septic is a greedy villain who has no regard to people. He is determined to find the long lost gold owned by Lady Gatsby. Lady Gatsby was murdered. Lord Septic buys the railway line in the hope of finding the gold.
  5. 5. This story started with the conversation betweenLord Septic and Crouch .Lord Septic told Crouch thathe want to own the railway station. Meanwhile, Rose who is blind comes to sell flowers to help her sick mother. Lord Septic instructs Crouch to get her out of the station. He takes her flowers and throws them onto the tracks. Percy, who is a young orphan comes to rescue her. Percy told Rose that he was an orphan and the only thing he had is a key with letter NSL on it.. Later, Crouch and Percy had a fight.
  6. 6. Unfortunately, Percy was beaten by Lord Septic. He wasunconscious. Rose was tied down on the railway track.While tying up Rose, Lord Septic reminisce the event ofhis father tying up Lady Gatsby to the same track. Then, it turned out Lady Gatsby was Percys mother and Percy was the owner of the railway track. All of sudden, Percy came managed to stop the train and save Rose. Lord Septic and Crouch were tied right after it Justice served when Lord Septic is handed to the police and Percy finds the Gatsby fortune which is rightfully his. In the end, he proposed to Rose who accepts his proposal .
  7. 7. CLIMAX Rose is tied to the railway tracks and the rumbling of an approaching train is heard. Lord Septic slams Percy against a Train screeches to a halt. locker. Percy recovers and runs off. Lord Septic slams Percy against a Lord Septic orders Crouch to tie locker. Percy recovers and runs Rose to the railway track to kill off. her. Rose helps Percy unravel the Lord Septic hits Percy on the mystery of the NSL initial on the head. key he has been wearing around Rose threatens to expose Lord the neck. Septic’s criminal behaviour. They recover the Gatsby Rose, a blind flower girl enters to sell flowers Gold which is rightfully and is roughly handled by the two people. Percy’s.EXPOSITION / BEGINNING RESOLUTIONThe two villains are introduced Percy and Rose plan a futureat the railway station, plotting together and the police comea devious scheme. for the two villains.
  9. 9. ROSE PERCY
  10. 10. Characteristics EvidenceNasty, cruel, villainous …. And nothing will get in my way (pg 66) …. Tie her to the railway track. I can hear the midnight express (pg 80) The Grim Reaper has a ticket .. Ha, ha. (pg82) .... The Gatsby Kid? I threw it away… (pg84)Arrogant Nobody speaks to me like that (pg89) Nobody ever tells me what to do (pg80)
  11. 11. Characteristics EvidenceTake advantage of others I …. Married her for her arms (pg68) Lord Septic didn’t pay us. He didnt keep the matches safe…cost him money (pg75)Sadistic Tell her to go or I’ll throw her….under the midnight express … (pg70)Ambitious, power crazy ….. Power. Money. Fame. (pg64) I want more. I need it….kill for it. (pg64) I will…being rich. Filthy rich. Thick, black, and oily. (pg66)
  12. 12. Characteristics EvidenceBullying nature, villainous Shut up…..lost (pg70) Who cares? (pg 72) Now get out of here….free of filth….of vermin….of scum (pg72)Cruel, sadistic If you haven’t gone…..you….will be pulp under the next train (pg73)Grovels for a living Indeed sir…..big lordship sir (pg64) Most sorry, sir……sorry sir (pg66) You’re…..great man….. (pg80)
  13. 13. ROSESweet- natured , caring I’m overjoyed for you (pg88) ….. I will always love you….! (pg91)Concerned about mother But …..till I earn few coins. My mother is so sock and I must pay for the pills… (pg72)Sensitive and sympathetic …..very sad….poor boy (pg76) …..your luck will change….. (pg 76) I wish …… help you (pg77)
  14. 14. Characteristics Evidenceintelligent ‘Percy!.... It was Percy!- she was able to connect the story of Lady Gatsby to Percy (pg84) The key…mother….NSL….unlock the gold (pg88)Able to stand up for herself …..because of you I’m blind….my mother is so ill….I have nothing (pg79) ….. I tell my story…. Evening News…. cruel ways (pg 79)
  15. 15. Characteristics Evidencecaring You need someone ……to look after you….take you home…… (pg75) …….poor girl…..can’t see….? (pg75)positive …. not that bad!... sunny tomorrow (pg73)romantic I was nobody..made me somebody..have all I need (pg91)generous Half of this…operation….mother’s pills….new home (pg89)Able to stand up for others ..no shame, man? It’s time I gave you a bit of …It’s time to tell you what’s what! (pg 77)Keen the justice is served My price is JUSTICE ! (pg 90)
  16. 16. Pride goes before fallGreed is destructiveJustice and equality
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. MORAL VALUESOne should be humble aboutone’s wealth and fame.We should be sensitive topeople’s feelings.Downfall of man due to hisgreed for power, money or fame.
  21. 21. An empty train station A cold foggy night
  22. 22. • Simple and dramatic exaggeration in dialoguesEg: Percy : I’m back Rose : I’m shocked Crouch : I’m stuck Lord septic : I’m livid Percy : You’re safe Rose : you’re here Percy : you’re mine
  23. 23. • Lord Septic thinks he will become richer when he gets the Gatsby gold by gaining control of the railways. Unfortunately, he ends up with nothing when he was 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.
  24. 24. • The names ‘Septic’ and ‘Crouch’ are symbolic of the characters. ‘Septic’ means infectivity with bacteria and Lord Septic is like a ‘pollutant’ to all who come into contact with him. Crouch, the manservant, is a groveling 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.
  25. 25. • 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. – give the image of wealth attained through cruel and unethical means
  26. 26. • It’s a freezing, filthy, frosty, foggy, foul night.• …to plot more plans.• You are dim, daft, dopey, dozey and dippy.
  27. 27. • snap them like twigs…crack them like nuts…pop them like pods
  28. 28. • 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 realization that he is the heir to the Gatsby Gold.
  29. 29. • It’s just like many years ago. I stood right here as my father tied Lady Gatsby to the same track.
  30. 30. • …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….
  31. 31. • 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!
  32. 32. • 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
  33. 33. • Filthy rich- thick, black and oily• A pain in the neck• Key to my heart• Nick of the time
  34. 34. • It’s a thick pea soup;….like thunder…like a dragon coming to slay the damsel
  35. 35. • A pure sweet rose! Then, let me pick you up and hold you under my nose! …put you in water.
  36. 36. • … like a dragon coming to slay the damsel – the train is personified as a person about to kill another• The roar of the midnight express – the train is regarded as a person or animal that gives out an angry and threatening sound