Practice scene analysis: Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under house arrest 1) Scene 1: General Ne Win hands Aung San Suu Kyi over to his military commander: What is taking place in the opening of this scene? What are General Ne Win’s concerns? How does General Ne Win’s military commander react to his his […]

Friday, 11 August   Practice scene analysis: General Ne Win’s suspicions and control 1) Scene 1: First impressions of General Ne Win: What is he doing when he is first introduced? What do you hear? (verbal techniques) What do you see? (visual techniques) Finding out information about Sui. Will guarded-government building. Set design visually showing […]

Literature is most successful when it is dealing with the big issues of the world. Barbra Demicks’ profound novel ‘Nothing to Envy’ gives readers shocking insight into the issues of the world today and how we have not learnt from our past. Nothing to Envy is a prime example of how successful literature occurs when […]

  “Everyone you meet has an effect on your life, in big and small ways, in ways you don’t realise in hindsight, at the first greeting or the first handshake or maybe never at all. No person you meet is truly not worth it. It is quite enough that people were in your life, if […]

1:Central to the purpose of a text is the examination of a relationship in conflict. “In the futuristic dystopia imagined in 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea.” Barbara Demick’s 2009 part novelization ‘Nothing to Envy’ […]

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