Emma Emma Character Analysis

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Character study with reference to the play in general • Setting/ Time/ Environment 1. The setting starts on a stage as Emma is Playing Nina. 2. After her episode, she is transported to a Rehab centre which is transitioning by Emma being on the phone. 3. The rehab centre is described as clean and white, this correlates with the thought of ‘clean’ with addiction. 4. Her blackouts signify passing of time and change of environment. • Relationships with other characters 1. Mother, introduced as a ‘cunt’, showing that Emma doesn’t have the best relationship with her. 2. Emma is also asking her to clear out drugs or alcohol in her flat. This show some trust. 3. Her mother doesn’t believe that Emma will change and go through with rehab. 4. Foster…show more content…
• Wealth is also show with the Rehab centre she is in. • The money means she would have had an expensive and rich lifestyle when she was younger. • Emma’s work place continually changes, this is because she needs temporary jobs between acting jobs. • Missing theatre in her life makes her turn to drugs to receive the same feeling. • Antigony is significant as it may have been Emma’s first realisation of how theatre makes her feel. • Antigony is also important as she misses her brother funeral to do the show. • She uses Antigony as her story in rehab and refences her brother’s death on and off stage. • The seagull is the work place we see Emma in. This shows her job and the effects of drugs. • She was very close with her brother but now she distances herself from his memory. • A brother is used in every story she pretends to live, showing the significance of his presence. • She had a close relationship with her parents, this is shown as Emma goes to seek forgiveness. • A good relationship was there with her parents but was torn apart by the brother death. • Both parents reference the brother several times while not believing Emma’s…show more content…
Textual Analysis specific to the text extract—40M—660W 16 per point • Relationships to relevant others 1. Her relationship with Mark begins as a very trying relationship. He calls her out for her lies. 2. She uses Hedda Gabler as her story for Group, Mark tell her the importance of truth in group which annoys her. 3. Emma’s relationship with theatre is her strongest relationship because she believes in it’s truth. 4. Her relationship with Drugs and alcohol is it gives her truth when the theatre is missing. 5. Emma hates the group it as they all have a ‘story’ and a real life which she finds boring and untruthful. • Given Circumstances 6. In her room, in the rehab centre 7. She is Sarah, who is referenced in the play as Emma, her stage name, she also uses Nina as her indicial name for the clinic. 8. She is in the clinic because she has a drug and alcohol addiction. 9. She is there to get her acting job back. 10. She is back in her room packing because the group are all annoyed at her for not participating in the group sessions. 11. After being anger at the group, she was getting ready to leave. 12. Mark comes in and reminds her of acting. •
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