Romeo and Juliet

Journeys End
Dramatic Effectiveness
R.C Sheriff creates dramatic effectiveness all throughout Journeys End, but defiantly sustains it the longest and most intensely during the Hibbert and Stanhope confrontation, Sheriff uses many clever techniques to break up the text like hyphens, comers, brackets and italics to really keep the scene interesting and more realistic, whilst keeping the viewer in suspense.
So from my last paragraph it’s clear that punctuation has a huge effect on the play. Even small comers and full stops in the right place can completely change the writing and how it is said, however, not only punctuation can have an effect. During this part of the play I believe that another great contributor to achieving the dramatic effectives that Sherriff has created is the length and structure of Stanhope and Hibbert’s sentences, generally the argument is even between them in the sense that neither says too much at once, the writer has set this piece out so each character has a smallish comment and then the other character retorts to that comment with another small but genuine comeback. This helps to keep the attention of the reader by not letting the argument become one sided and have either Stanhope or Hibbert go off on a rant.
Stanhope: Good god!
Stanhope: God! – You little swine
This also shows their emotions are getting stronger and the argument is becoming more intense. They are going all in for their side of the argument and the quarrel between them is becoming more and more serious.
Stage Craft
Finally, Sherriff uses one more technique which I think completes an incredible scene that really makes the book the great that it is. During the scene Stanhope uses lots of body language to intimidate and corner Hibbert, he traps him and towers over him to show him he is in charge.
In conclusion, Sheriff creates a really incredible scene that will keep most people reading or watching intently. This, in my opinion, is mostly because of...