How does Miller build tension in this extract? (Stage Directions for added…
How does Miller build tension in this extract?
Language and Structural Devices
Quizlet - very complex but interesting
Stage Directions for added tension?
Pauses in the telphone conversation
Hangs up the telephone receiver after very important phonecall and walks onto the stage
Speaking with warning
Her tension breaking out
Mother comes down to Keller, her eyes fixed on him
How does Keller react to Kate's warnings?
Mother (Kate) uses a threatening tone towards Keller - find examples.
How do the characters react to the news of George's arrival?
Changes the subject
"Let's go for a drive"
"I don't know, I suppose it's something stupid"
Supportive of Ann
Ask's one question
Lot's of short questions
Kate - Mother
Encourages Ann and George to leave so that Joe and her can be alone.
Drive through the park. It's beautiful now.
He's a lawyer now Joe. George is a lawyer
Repeats her warnings
Says urgent rhetorical statement
Suddenly he takes an airplane from New York... an airplane
Be smart now, Joe. The boy is coming. Be smart.
Why does Miller call George - the boy?
Because it's Steve's son?