Presentation on theme: "J OURNEY ’ S E ND Osborne would be a better company commander than Stanhope."— Presentation transcript:
J OURNEY ’ S E ND Osborne would be a better company commander than Stanhope.
H IS R ELIABILITY He is always sober, unlike current company commander Stanhope. "Drinking like a fish as usual?" (says Hardy). This quote just backs up the fact that Stanhope is an alcoholic. He is very tolerant. He has gained wisdom since he is 45+ years old.
H IS APPEARANCE He is described as “Physically as hard as nails.” Page 1 by narrator. He is good at looking after people and has been known to be “fatherly”.
Everybody calls him “Uncle” and this shows that the other officers look up to him. "You'll find the other officers call me uncle" Osborne He is optimistic; “ There’s something rather romantic about it all” Osborne describing the Very lights.
"You don't think I'm going potty?" Asks Stanhope to Osborne which again shows how much Stanhope trusts Osborne. This also shows how unstable Stanhope is and how he doesn’t deserve to be the company commander.
He often appears as Stanhope’s superior; “Dear old Uncle, tuck me up" Says Stanhope to Osborne - their relationship is almost father to son at times. This was when Stanhope was drunk – again!
H E IS A GOOD FRIEND He is defensive of Stanhope when other officers talk about him behind his back. "You know you mustn't expect to find him quite the same" Osborne kindly warns Raleigh so he doesn't get a shock when he meets Stanhope. He is polite and shows good manners.
"Because he's stuck it till his nerves have got battered to bits, he's called a drunkard" This quote shows how much Osborne cares about Stanhope and also how much he respects him.
S TANHOPE ’ S S ARCASM "How awfully nice - if the brigadier's pleased" sarcastically after Osborne's death Stanhope shows little respect for those above him. "Yes, I'm a hero" sarcastically says Stanhope as he doesn't consider himself to be the hero Raleigh believes him to be.
S TANHOPE ’ S DRINKING PROBLEMS "Without being doped with whisky - I'd go mad with fright" Stanhope knows he has a drinking problem. "He'll write and tell her I reek of whisky all day" Stanhope is worried that Raleigh will write home and tell his sister about him. This gives him the idea to censor Raleigh's letters.