Journeys end stanhope and raleigh

Much of the fighting in World War One was done on small areas of land, sometimes as small as 75 yards or so across, with trenches on either side.

Stanhope announces that the barbed wire around the trenches needs to be mended.

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You know uncle, im an awful fool. Stanhope replies: "it would be better to die from the pain, than from being shot for desertion". Grindley's production received its Broadway debut in Here we see a much more gentle Stanhope, almost weeping as he lovingly cares for the dieing Raleigh. Go an inspect your rifles! Socio-historical World War One lasted through the years — I censor his letters — cross out all he says about me. Poor Osborne! While Hardy jokes, Osborne defends Stanhope and describes him as "the best company commander we've got". Any subject. The Colonel relays orders that the General wants a raid to take place on the German trench prior to the attack, "a surprise daylight raid", all previous raids having been made under cover of darkness, and that they want to be informed of the outcome by 7 p.

Osborne reads aloud to Trotter from Lewis Carroll 's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ; another attempt to escape from the realities of the war. Stanhope is angry that Raleigh has been allowed to join him and describes the boy as a hero-worshipper. Second Lieutenant James "Jimmy" Raleigh is a young and naive officer who joins the company.

Throughout the play he consumes large amounts of whisky, we see his urgency for drink in a number of cases.

His dependence on whisky is a way to mask his cowardice, as he is unable to face battle on the front line without numbing himself with alcohol.

Grindley's production received its Broadway debut in This obsession with appearing heroic ties into the fact that before WW1, Ireland was denied the right to fight in the war therefore meaning the soldiers were unable to follow their ideals of honour by fighting for their country.

Raleigh though is extremely excited, but he is young and does not know what he is in for.

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Osborne hints to Raleigh that Stanhope will not be the same person he knew from school, as the experiences of war have changed him; however, Raleigh does not seem to understand. Raleigh admits that he requested to be sent to Stanhope's company. The relationship however ends on a much higher note, but a very distressing, heartbreaking one too. However, throughout the play the audience learns that this idea of heroism is insignificant — as does Raleigh, as he appears to lose faith in the promises of valour and honour. Stanhope is entitled to this act of rage, Raleigh does not understand as he is young and so feels bad after the event. In , the play was again revived in London, directed by David Grindley. I shall be coming up soon. In act 2 scene 2 we learn of a raid taking place and how Osborne would be chosen for duty.

Here we see a much more gentle Stanhope, almost weeping as he lovingly cares for the dieing Raleigh. Stanhope sarcastically states, "How awfully nice — if the Brigadier's pleased", when the Colonel's first concern is whether information has been gathered, not whether all the soldiers have returned safely.

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He describes the war as "silly". It seems he is angry that Raleigh has joined his battalion, considering there were , altogether. These conversations are a way of escaping the trenches and the reality of the war. Second Lieutenant Trotter is a rotund officer commissioned from the ranks who likes his food; he can't stand the war and counts down each hour that he serves in the front line by drawing circles onto a piece of paper and then colouring them in. He was wounded at Passchendaele. The Colonel states that a German soldier needs to be captured so that intelligence can be extracted from him. Stanhope — Cheero, Raleigh. Later, it is stated that in a similar raid, after the British artillery bombardment, the Germans had tied red rag to the gaps in the barbed wire so that their soldiers knew exactly where to train their machine guns. Raleigh knew Stanhope from school, where Stanhope was skipper at rugby; Raleigh refers to Stanhope as Dennis. After a passionate dispute with Trotter another of the officers , Stanhope is about to make his way up into the boche, but suddenly there is huge shellfire. This is why the relationship between Stanhope and Raleigh is so intriguing, with this sudden change of emotion in Stanhope.

We see that Stanhope reacts in fury and rage and his anger is once again dispensed. Inthe play was again revived in London, directed by David Grindley.

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