- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Co (5 April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0766193403
- ISBN-13: 978-0766193406
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,526,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Journey's End a Play in Three Acts
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Sherriff does not need to go into the graphic details of what happens when the men 'go over the top', however he builds up a number of passionate friendships that both move and endear the reader. The first of these relationships is between Commander Stanhope and Officer Osborne who is 'the only man who could understand me' as described by the company commander at the moment of Osborne's demise. Their relationship is one of two brothers as they look after each other on the Front line - 'what would I ever do without you old chap' exclaims Stanhope, 'I do not know' responds Osborne - inferring the loving relationship the two characters share. At the moment of Osborne's death I was shocked at the anger that welled up inside Stanhope as he responded to the comments from the survivors of the daylight raid on 'the Boche'. He shouts at Hibbert - 'What did you say!...Get out of my sight!' in anger at losing his 'most trusted friend' and the sense of loss is only solidified by the explosion of emotion that feels his dialogue whilst conversing with Raleigh (the soul commanding survivor of the raid).
The audience can fully understand the sense of anger that is perpetuated by Stanhope at the loss of his comrade. The loss moves the reader as the emotional outpouring fills six pages of intense dialogue between the commanding officer and the other soldiers.
The opposite reaction can be found at the climax of the performance.Read more ›
As a result of the play's brilliance I am now starring and co-directing a performance of it at my school!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The script of the play which covers a few hours in the lives, and deaths, of junior officers living in a dugout on the western front.Published 4 months ago by Murgatroyd
Love this play, it seems to be more realistic as a presentation of WW1, I enjoyed reading and studying this play at AS Literature :)Published 9 months ago by Kirsty McB
Excellent for AS Level English Literature. I did badly, but I would have done worse without this book!Published 9 months ago by Sam Lynch