Discovery is an experience of discovering something for the first time, or rediscovering something that has been lost or forgotten. Discovery can be in the form of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and creative form. An understanding of the play ‘Away’ by Michael gow and the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes represents that discoveries can offer new understandings and renewed perceptions of ourselves and others. Through the use of language and visual techniques each composer has established the physical and emotional discovery within the text and emphasised that discovery can offer new understandings and renewal perception of us and others.
‘Away’ is set in Nineteen-Sixty, it is a tragic-comedy this can be seen through the reference…show more content… The death of coral’s son has caused an emotional breakdown as she cannot accept her son’s death “What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?” It provokes to the audience of her depressed state. Furthermore; coral has lost her social identity and tends to struggle to find a connection with anyone, as she “can’t think of anything to say”. Her husband, Roy, is at first annoyed by her bizarre attitude and this causes coral to lower her to the behaviour of a naïve child “I’ll be good! I’ll improve!” When coral does begin to speak, it is presented as very secretive and sad. After fighting with Roy, coral hitchhikes to the beach where tom and his family are staying. It is here that healing takes place. Gow has elaborated the behaviour of the characters, which coexists as the central feature of mise-en-scene, to symbolically prove how tom assists coral in working towards overcoming her emotional and lack of social confidence state. Unlike Roy, whose insincere approach to coral covered her emotional and social alienation, tom’s approach to coral, which is guided by his own tragedy, is implicit by actively assisting coral rather than mocking and insulting her, tom was able to positively assist coral in changing and transforming both emotionally and socially. Discoveries can often have a meaningful impact on an individual’s sense of self coral discovering tom’s struggle has unable her to overcome her own struggles in conclusion discoveries can be a meaningful impact on an