Since Am I Blue is a one Act play, the dialogue is important. So much information is related in a short amount of time. Two characters and their lives must be explained in a single Act. The dialogue also allows for the…
Download file to see previous pages...
Through their dialogue the audience learns that John is a future farmer. He currently is in a fraternity at college. John plans on getting a business degree before going into the family farm business. He is a virgin and planning on visiting a prostitute that night. All of these life plans and history are told in a relatively short time. Ashbe tells John that she is a thief, practices voodoo, and even offers to sleep with him in this one Act play. All of this information comes out in the dialogue within a short amount of time. Only dialogue relays the information. If a Hollywood movie had been made about these two, the running time would be beyond the normal two hours.
Henley put so much information into her dialogue by throwing both of her main characters together and having them bear their souls to each other. The dialogue might not be what an ordinary individual might engage in, but it is believable. The dialogue is believable because of the characters. If the two characters had not been tragically flawed, John being an over pressured virgin, or Ashbe being a thief, the dialogue would not have worked. The dialogue also works because both characters are young. The young are not as guarded as an older group. The characters are what make the dialogue believable.
The timelessness of the dialogue also contributed to the play’s success. Only one term, which was “cathouse”, made reference to an older time. However “cathouse” could be a term that is used today. It is a term that could be reflected in New Orleans’ culture. Other than that one term all of the dialogue does not reflect a certain time or place.
Am I Blue is unique due to the dialogue. All of the information and timelessness related by the dialogue could not be achieved with action alone. The dialogue is what makes the play interesting and consuming. When the audience is finding out about John and Ashbe through the interesting
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
It drew much criticism and controversy because of its brutal ending of stoning a woman to death when it was published in 1948 (Oppenheimer 1). Nowlan’s narrative is set in a small Canadian town in 1962 and is about a wild moose that wondered into a seemingly civilized, human environment where it was mocked by the people before they killed it, showing how humanity is in disconnect with nature (New 3).
He soon finds himself in trouble with the law by trading in drugs and is incarcerated at the age of 20 and, while in jail, he receives a letter from his family, to which he returns once he is set free. It is there, while in his reserve home, that he is taught by his keeper about his culture that he slipped away from.
This essay aims at analyzing the similarities between comic plays, tragic plays, and realist plays in terms of characters, the themes, how the plots are built. In order to better understand these similarities and differences in terms of type of play, the characters, the development of the plots, and the climaxes, the essay uses “Sure Thing”, “Othello”, and “Twilight: Los Angeles”.
an active and jubilant relationship humanity is saved by the grace of God, not through our individual pointless works, into His unbelievable nurture and provision.
Christians who contend of the Lord as merely an illustrious man who in no way alleged to be God need to challenge
I have used my verbal and writing skills to achieve most of my goals at school and other social places. My linguistic intelligence has helped me improve in my performance in both languages and other subjects.
Achieving most of
The author says that one experience that assisted him to enhance his creativity level was when one of his friends asked to teach him how to swim. The author knew he was capable and confident of teaching him on how to swim. The other day he went to the park he spent a lot of time observing other people about how they spent their time.
1 Pages(250 words)Assignment
GOT A TRICKY QUESTION? RECEIVE AN ANSWER FROM STUDENTS LIKE YOU!
Let us find you another Essay on topic Am I Blue written by Beth Henley Tell how a literary device was used in the drama for FREE!