"Drama explores the human condition" - Doug
"Drama explores the human condition" - Doug
Personality of Doug
Expression of the human condition
Are we born to be something already set by society?
Tends to lead to sexual or racist remarks
Doesn't comprehend the purpose.
Caused by key events in his life.
Caused by how people have perccieved him.
Extremenly self embodied and self confident in himself and the actions he does and says.
Expressive with his emotions
"Two" personalities, insane side and the sane side of his condition to be human.
The theatre transforms to be a safe haven, much like the fire for doug.
What does the fire represent?
Embodiment of the flame.
Passion and poison.
Internal flame of passion, love, ambitions, emotion and ferdility.
Faithful to being himself
Links to the usage of Tim Burton
Comfort for Doug
His relationship with fire. His love for fire is all he strives for, ,it is his ambitions and its what forms his emotions.
Through drama and performance we are able to see how love is important in all kinds of ways but also how it can be our downfall.
The characteristics of Doug are what the fire represents.It's percieved as dangerious but maybe its the light and warmth we all need but are too scared to see it for what it is.
Caused by the key events in his life.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Mechanical devic for sound.
Symbol of society is always watching and always pushing us to act and be a certain way.
It will be represented by his emotions talking to him. His emotions are percieved and formed through the human condition.
Society is confitioned to see him and tell him that all he is, is mental , he inevitably becomes mental as a result.
This idea is explored as Doug progressively goes made during the monologue. This is because of what the megaphone or sound device says to him, progressively causing him to go crazy and therefore "mental".
The audience will think the sounds coming from the mechanical sound device is someone or something talking to him. With the idea of it being society.
The idea that something or someone is talking to him through a mechanical device. Giving the impression to the audience that its society talking to him rather than his inner thoughts, ambitions and emotions.
Representation of the 70's era. A society trapped in a box (Vietnnam war), trying so hard to get their voice out and make a change for the future.
"inner" to "outer"
The monologue should seem to talk to the audience
Expresses insanity amongsts other things.
Touch base with a deeper level of the human condition and thus make much more of a profound experience for his, or her audience.
Tim Burton employs the ancient idea of the two opposing minds, and ideas are ever in conflict within the human psyche.
Adds social commentary on the human condition, concerning the dichotomy between the innocent and guilt, life and death, the comedic and the tragic, light and dark.
Explores the tensions created by expected social dogmas, and each film seems to stress the victimization of the protagonist figure by social norms
Conditioned to do this in order to express emotion.
Perceptions of Doug
Branded/Conditioned to be seen as just a crazy mental patient by society rather than just a regular person. One character in the play even points this out by saying they are normal people who have done extraordinary things.
Seen as a scary figure and a danger to society even though he cares for people and isint burning stuff with the intention of harming anyone. In a sense he does care for people.
Shows up to theatre because thats where his "family" is.
The theatre is quite literally the place where Doug can be himself
The theatre is the void where Doug is perceived as normal.
This is probably why he escapes his Ward to be at the performance.
The mental institution
Therapy session maybe.
specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders
The place of transformation.
Allows for them to get out of their shells.
Doug's love for fire
Expresses the idea of the Eternal flame or in this sense his Eternal love for fire.
Love in all forms including 'fire' can be our downfall.
In this case it has marked him with being a piromaniac and therefore and mental human being.
Fire can destroy.
It can destroy lives.
It can quite literally destory, as seen by the representation of fire literally destroying the theatre.
Our love for "something"
In this case fire is what initially destroys us.
Can be "something in the sense of an emotion, person, object, dreams or just about anything.