History Theatre / JourneysEnd

13th Oct '15 3:01:52 AM WillBGood
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* [[TheCaptain Capt. Dennis Stanhope]], the ShellShockedSenior (a rather tragic example, he's in his early 20s). He drinks heavily to deal with the war but won't take any time off because of a sense of duty and a fear that everyone he knows at home, including his fiancée, will find out what he's become.

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* [[TheCaptain Capt. Dennis Stanhope]], the ShellShockedSenior ShellShockedVeteran (a rather tragic example, he's in his early 20s). He drinks heavily to deal with the war but won't take any time off because of a sense of duty and a fear that everyone he knows at home, including his fiancée, will find out what he's become.
11th Jun '15 5:39:42 PM Bisected8
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The [[JustifiedTrope stress of the war]] has left Stanhope with a severe drinking problem and a short temper, but he's still the same NiceGuy he was implied to be before deep down. Most apparent when he [[spoiler: comforts Raleigh as he's dying.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The [[JustifiedTrope stress of the war]] has left Stanhope with a severe drinking problem and a short temper, but he's still the same NiceGuy he was implied to be before deep down. Most apparent when he [[spoiler: comforts Raleigh as he's dying.]]
11th Jun '15 5:39:25 PM Bisected8
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AntiHero: Stanhope.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AntiHero: Stanhope.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample
Stanhope is a heroic soldier and AFatherToHisMen, but his alcoholism and the stress of the war have left him with a darker side.
* BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this. this from their school days



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ChefOfIron: Mason
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample, misuse? * DeadpanSnarker: Mason. The German soldier they capture has a few clever lines making fun of their attempts to speak German.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AFatherToHisMen:
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Osbourne is called "uncle" by most of the other officers.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion ** Stanhope comforts Hibbert but still has KickTheDog moments.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion ** Also subverted when Stanhope rages at Raleigh for "feeding with the men".

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ChefOfIron: Mason
%% commented
Mason is the officers' cook, but he's a soldier all the same. When the time to go over the top comes, he puts them away and joins the rest of his unit.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Mason doesn't go a single scene without saying something. He's even brave enough to speak
out as ZeroContextExample, misuse? * DeadpanSnarker: Mason. of turn to the officers.
**
The German soldier they capture has a few clever lines spends his entire interrogation scene making fun of their attempts to speak the officer's German.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AFatherToHisMen:
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Osbourne is called "uncle" by most of the other officers.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion **
officers, welcomes Raleigh, defends Stanhope's alcoholism to other officers and generally acts and a father figure to the other officers. Stanhope comforts Hibbert but still has KickTheDog moments.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion
even jokes about him cleaning the dugout with a feather duster.
** Also subverted Defied when Stanhope rages at Raleigh for "feeding with the men".men"; if he gets too familiar with them, they won't respect him.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[JustifiedTrope caused by the war]].
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * KickTheDog: Stanhope to Raleigh and Hibbert.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * {{Nepotism}}: Strongly implied to be the way Raleigh got into Stanhope's company.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * TheObiWan: One can view Osbourne in this light

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The [[JustifiedTrope stress of the war]] has left Stanhope could qualify with a severe drinking problem and a short temper, but he's still the same NiceGuy he was implied to be one, but it's [[JustifiedTrope caused by the war]].
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * KickTheDog: Stanhope to
before deep down. Most apparent when he [[spoiler: comforts Raleigh and Hibbert.
%% commented out
as ZeroContextExample he's dying.]]
* {{Nepotism}}: Strongly implied to be the way Raleigh got has "lots of uncles, and things like that", one of whom he asked if if he could get into Stanhope's company.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample
regiment, only to be rebuffed and told he can "take his change like everyone else". [[DoubleSubversion The next day, he was told to report to Stanhope's regiment.]]
* TheObiWan: One can view Osbourne is older and more experienced than the other officers, looks out for Stanhope and [[spoiler: dies tragically in this lightthe second act.]]



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SadClown: Hardy and Hibbert. Everyone is trying to be one in the meal scene (except for Raleigh who can't bring himself to).
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * WarIsHell: And the officers have it relatively easy.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SadClown: Hardy and Hibbert. Hibbert both try to snark and put on a cheerful face, but are clearly as traumatised as anyone. Everyone is trying to be one in the meal scene scene, by pretending to cheerfully enjoy a meal while pretending they aren't in a muddy hole, just days from a massive attack [[spoiler: just after they've lost Osbourne]] (except for Raleigh who can't bring himself to).
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * WarIsHell: It shows the conditions of the trenches quite candidly, based on R. C. Sherif's own experiences. And the officers have it relatively easy.
11th Jun '15 2:58:06 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* {{Nepotism}}: Strongly implied to be the way Raleigh got into Stanhope's company.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * {{Nepotism}}: Strongly implied to be the way Raleigh got into Stanhope's company.
11th Jun '15 2:57:03 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* AntiHero: Stanhope.
* BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this.
* BigEater: Trotter
* BrokenPedestal: Stanhope is afraid to turn out as one for Raleigh.
* ChefOfIron: Mason
* DeadpanSnarker: Mason as well. The German soldier they capture has a few clever lines making fun of their attempts to speak German.
* AFatherToHisMen: Osbourne is called "uncle" by most of the other officers. Stanhope is a subversion, he comforts Hibbert but still has KickTheDog moments.
** Also subverted when Stanhope rages at Raleigh for "feeding with the men".
* FiveManBand. Could be viewed as a partial [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] since TheHero is flawed and often bullying, TheSmartGuy is using his brains to try and leave the team, not help it, and TheChick [[BreakTheCutie has his naivete brutally crushed]]
* HopelessWar: Most of the main characters feel that the war is ultimately pointless.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[JustifiedTrope caused by the war]].
* KickTheDog: Stanhope to Raleigh and Hibbert.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AntiHero: Stanhope.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BigEater: Trotter
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BrokenPedestal: Stanhope is afraid to turn out as one for Raleigh.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ChefOfIron: Mason
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample, misuse? * DeadpanSnarker: Mason as well.Mason. The German soldier they capture has a few clever lines making fun of their attempts to speak German.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AFatherToHisMen: AFatherToHisMen:
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample **
Osbourne is called "uncle" by most of the other officers. officers.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion **
Stanhope is a subversion, he comforts Hibbert but still has KickTheDog moments.
%% cont. commented out as ZeroContextExample, likely NotASubversion ** Also subverted when Stanhope rages at Raleigh for "feeding with the men".
* FiveManBand. Could be viewed %% commented out as a partial [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] since TheHero is flawed and often bullying, TheSmartGuy is using his brains to try and leave the team, not help it, and TheChick [[BreakTheCutie has his naivete brutally crushed]]
ZeroContextExample * HopelessWar: Most of the main characters feel that the war is ultimately pointless.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[JustifiedTrope caused by the war]].
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * KickTheDog: Stanhope to Raleigh and Hibbert.



* TheObiWan: One can view Osbourne in this light
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Stanhope and Osbourne, to a degree.
* SadClown: Hardy and Hibbert. Everyone is trying to be one in the meal scene (except for Raleigh who can't bring himself to).
* WarIsHell: And the officers have it relatively easy.
* WorldWarOne: Naturally

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * TheObiWan: One can view Osbourne in this light
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * OfficerAndAGentleman: Stanhope and Osbourne, to a degree.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SadClown: Hardy and Hibbert. Everyone is trying to be one in the meal scene (except for Raleigh who can't bring himself to).
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * WarIsHell: And the officers have it relatively easy.
* WorldWarOne: Naturally
easy.
13th Jan '13 11:55:28 AM captainpat
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* GoodLookingPrivates: Raleigh, according to the dialogue
** Stanhope too, even more so than Raleigh, if we are to believe the script.
14th Oct '12 2:52:52 PM Aiguille
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[{{Justified}} caused by the war]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[{{Justified}} [[JustifiedTrope caused by the war]].
9th Jun '12 4:09:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this. YourMileageMayVary.

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* BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this. YourMileageMayVary.
6th May '12 6:29:46 PM Bisected8
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* DeadpanSnarker: Mason as well.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mason as well. The German soldier they capture has a few clever lines making fun of their attempts to speak German.
6th May '12 6:06:11 PM movie007
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A play written by R.C. Sherriff and first performed in 1928, it tells the story of a group of middle-ranked members of the British army. The overall premise is "War is both unpleasant and ''un''necessary." However, it is shot through with a vein of dark humour, particularly from Mason and Trotter, making it ring much truer than many of its doom-and-gloom imitators.

The main characters are:
* [[TheCaptain Capt. Dennis Stanhope]], the ShellShockedSenior (a rather tragic example, he's in his early 20s). He drinks heavily to deal with the war but won't take any time off because of a sense of duty and a fear that everyone he knows at home, including his fiancée, will find out what he's become.
* Lt. Osborne, Stanhope's fatherly second in command
* [[NewMeat Second Lt. Jimmy Raleigh]], Stanhope's old schoolfriend and future brother-in-law
* Second Lt. Trotter, the token working-class officer
* Second Lt. Hibbert, an officer who's as traumatised as Stanhope. He hopes to get home by faking illness.
* Pvt. Mason, the officers' [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep unnamed]] DeadpanSnarker chef
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!!This play includes these tropes:
* TheAlcoholic: Stanhope. The first thing we ever hear about him is that he's "drinking like a fish".
* AntiHero: Stanhope.
* BigBrotherMentor: Raleigh regards Stanhope as this. YourMileageMayVary.
* BigEater: Trotter
* BrokenPedestal: Stanhope is afraid to turn out as one for Raleigh.
* ChefOfIron: Mason
* DeadpanSnarker: Mason as well.
* AFatherToHisMen: Osbourne is called "uncle" by most of the other officers. Stanhope is a subversion, he comforts Hibbert but still has KickTheDog moments.
** Also subverted when Stanhope rages at Raleigh for "feeding with the men".
* FiveManBand. Could be viewed as a partial [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] since TheHero is flawed and often bullying, TheSmartGuy is using his brains to try and leave the team, not help it, and TheChick [[BreakTheCutie has his naivete brutally crushed]]
* GoodLookingPrivates: Raleigh, according to the dialogue
** Stanhope too, even more so than Raleigh, if we are to believe the script.
* HopelessWar: Most of the main characters feel that the war is ultimately pointless.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stanhope could qualify to be one, but it's [[{{Justified}} caused by the war]].
* KickTheDog: Stanhope to Raleigh and Hibbert.
* {{Nepotism}}: Strongly implied to be the way Raleigh got into Stanhope's company.
* TheObiWan: One can view Osbourne in this light
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Stanhope and Osbourne, to a degree.
* SadClown: Hardy and Hibbert. Everyone is trying to be one in the meal scene (except for Raleigh who can't bring himself to).
* WarIsHell: And the officers have it relatively easy.
* WorldWarOne: Naturally
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