Gulp and Gasp

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Introduction

John Townsend
A writer of over 100 children books, many of which are non-fiction covering diverse subjects. Gulp and Gasp is one of twelve "Classic Spirals", from the established series for reluctant readers.

Relationship between Characters

Greedy, cruel, wanted to lay a hand on Gatsby Gold

Lord Septic

An orphan found at New Station left with the NSL key, Lady Gatsby’s son

Percy

Gatsby Gold
Lady Gatsby’s dead husband’s treasure, hidden in New Station’s Locker (NSL) A servant of Lord Septic, dim-witted

Crouch

Rose
A flower girl, poor and blind

Poster Sample
Software used: Adobe photoshop cs

Theme: Human Greed
The theme “Human greed” is portrayed in this play by Lord Septic.

Explanation on the Poster

• In order to conceptualise the theme of greed, different elements of images as well as phrases have been used on the poster, in line with the development of the plot in the drama “Gulp and Gasp”. • Enlisted are: the golden key, Lord Septic, the railway station, the rose petals, as well as the saying “Hell has three gates: Lust, Anger and Greed” adapted from the holy Hindu scripture – Bhagavad Gita.

The Golden Key – The Focal Point of the Poster
Surface Level Figurative Level A two-edged sword Represents the doorway to richness and wealth, as it enables one to open the New Station Locker containing Represents the pathway to freedom bag of gold and true happiness for those who are able to use it in a positive way (for the people they love) (i.e. Percy for Rose and her mother) Represents the pathway to more abysmal desire which never ends (i.e. Lord Percy)

Lord Septic
•In the drama, Lord Septic’s efforts in gaining the Golden Key is fruitless. •As portrayed in the poster, with his hand reaching out and the emotionless facial expression, it is clearly shown that the cruel Lord Septic desires the Golden Key to be his own. Surface Level By desiring the Golden Key, Lord Septic is actually craving for...
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