Blackrock playwright Essay
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The play Blackrock writing by nick Enright, the play was first published in 1997. A summary on the play the play is inspired by the rape and murder of a teenager, leigh leigh on the 3rd of November 1989 at 16th birthday party at Stockton beach Australia. Enright examines the myth of masculinity in Australian culture which helped define a behaviour within Australian culture and critiques it as a fundamental problem with the Australian society
The play represents the experiences of a community social issue of violence. The play also represents the experience of young people in order to challenge the gender stereotype of Australian society, for example gender stereotypes and discrimination used in scene two.
The BlackRock play represents the experiences of a community social issue of violence.
The techniques that the play uses, are characterisation and dialogue. We discover that it is a prominent issue throughout the play as it appears in numerous scenes. For example, Tracey warner had been murdered after being sexually assaulted by three men. In scene 11 Tracey warner was found on the beach after being bashed, abused and murdered. “Jared commented she was of her face, she could have fallen easy”. It also shows that he didn’t care or take any consideration into what had happened. While later on in scene twenty-one ricko threatens tiffany with violence. “you looking for a smack in the mouth?”. These scenes bring out a response from the audience to again question why men would resort to threatening women, let alone assault them. Throughout scene twelve Cherie was talking to Tracey at the cemetery. Which is shown through the words of “I lost youse all, now I’ve lost you”. Another example consists of the scene 19 in the boxing gym the technique used a mathophor to interpret the comment that was made that day by Ian “you’d ask him if he wanted seconds” and how he used a sense of imagery to describe “ the sweet smell of blood” to refer to Tracey warner and what she had been through. Jared and Ian used a theme of violence due to the quote of “ you smacked her one to many” Jared said to lan. They claimed parental responsibility as they mentioned “its Jared.
The play also represents the experience of young people in order to challenge the gender stereotype of Australian society. the techniques that are shown to represent this consists of dialogue was colloquial language to show how men are expected to act. The objectification of women is demonstrated in the treatment of tiffany by ricko, and Rachel by Jared. In Enright’s play BlackRock he has demonstrated time and time again that all relationships between the boys and girls ends up abuse physical, emotion and humiliation. In scene 6 ricko and Jared talk about Jared “getting in” with Tracey, Leanne or Shauna. In scene 15 the police found out that toby ackland was the one who hosted the party and also raped Tracey warner as he quoted “I felt like I had to do it”. In scene thirteen and fourteen the three boys who did this to Tracey warner were horrified, anxious and were worried about getting sent to jail. I believe the boys should have been feeling this way as they used violence upon a woman and put the whole of society into hurt and sadness.
In conclusion the playwright BlackRock is inspired by a young girl who was raped and murdered. The experiences of a community social issue were violence. Three young boys bashed, raped, sexual assaulted and hurt many people in the tragedy. The experience of young people in order to challenge the gender stereotype of Australian society. Gender stereotypes and discrimination are shown throughout scene two as discussed above.