Presentation on theme: "Men Should Weep. Question Choose a play in which a theme of significance, is developed by the dramatist. Briefly indicate what that theme is and then."— Presentation transcript:
Question Choose a play in which a theme of significance, is developed by the dramatist. Briefly indicate what that theme is and then go on to show how the playwright conveys the significance of this theme.
Intro “Men Should Weep” by Ena Lamont Stewart is a depressing, bleak drama which explores the life of a deprived family living in the east side of Glasgow during The Great Depression of the 1930’s. The writer depicts the horrendous aspects of poverty through the family’s well being and lifestyle.
Paragraph 1 The Lifestyle of living in poverty “ It’s only rich folks can keep theirselves tae theirselves. Folks like us have tae depend on their neighbours when they’re needin help”
Paragraph 2 Problems of Poverty-Unemployment “ Tae hell wi this Jessie business every time I’m oot a job! I’m no turning masel intae a bloomin skivvy! I’m a man ”
Paragraph 3 Effect On A Man “ Christ almighty! A we’ve din wrong is tae be born intae poverty! Whit dae they think this kind o life dis tae a man? Whiles it turns ye intae a wild animal.”
Paragraph 4 Children’s up bringing in poverty “Mammy seems tae think they’re letting Bertie hame; but they’re not. No here. No tae this, Mammy.”
Paragraph 5 Crime “It’s no safe, Isa- ye’ve got tae get rid o the evidence- the polis”