Freedom is an often underestimated and undervalued aspect of modern life with many people taking it for granted. Its absence in many underprivileged countries does not deter this from those with it. The value of freedom is a predominant feature in ‘The Handmaids Tale’ written by Margaret Atwood. Women are converted to nothing more than […]

The main impact/theme/idea this book has left me with is that you are the only person who can change your situation. If you are not content with where you are in life then it is up to you to make a change, evidently there aspects that are out of your control such as luck, which […]

‘I look at the one red smile. The red of the smile is the same as the red of the tulips in Serena Joy’s garden, towards the base of the flowers where they are beginning to heal. The red is the same but there is no connection. The tulips are not tulips of blood, the […]

  Dystopian Literature is essentially a form of writing utilised to explore and display social and political structures in a world where the people are oppressed in some way. It is typically set in the future and aims to extrapolate current problems to raise issues around many aspects of life inclusive of society, environment, politics, […]

English Speech Adaption for Portfolio – What is right and what is just   Immigration is a problem in many countries and impacts millions of people yearly. New Zealand, an affluent country, can accommodate some of these millions of refugees who are forced out of their homes. No human should be forced to experience this […]

Your alarm blares, waking you from serenity. Condensation creeps along the windows, an early sign of the bleak day awaiting; a day you must embrace after emerging from your bed in which solace is found. Curtains drawn you glance outside expectant of another overcast but pleasant day, however, what you see is a surprise. A dark […]

William Parcher At the Pentagon First appears when John is deciphering Russian codes at the Pentagon. John has just explained to the general that the codes are “latitudes and longitudes,” and they “appear to be routing orders across the border into the US.” The General replies: “extraordinary.” A close-up shows John smile and look up. […]

Additional scenes: Charles Herman     John presents his Equilibrium Theory to Professor Hellinger     A series of extreme close-ups and close ups show the final paper of John’s work as Professor Hellinger intently flips through the paper. The classical music is still present but quieter, showing that the Professor is concentrating on the […]

Significant details about Charles Herman Scene: John meets Charles for the first time (1)  Outgoing Confident Alcoholic Amusing Unmotivated Blunt Intrusive Rambunctious Gestural Charismatic Insightful into John (character, needs, thoughts) Ambiguous Understanding What is John doing/what is going on around John when Charles appears? Watching people socialise and interact, he seems envious about what is […]