Sex was forbidden for those unmarried in the early 20th century, and lack of contraception meant that if pregnancy occurred, the pair would be forced to marry due to bad reputation. According to drama, sex is important in conveying the feelings we have for one another, whether positive or negative. There are two sex scenes in the drama, and these are between Jack and Meg, and Jack and Jessica. Both are very different from the other and clarify where both girls stand in Jack's life and the way the viewers are positioned to respond to them. Meg forces herself onto Jack, and she dominates him by taking both hers and his clothes off, then pushing him onto the bed. The room is pitch black and casts shadows on the two's faces, showing that Jack and Meg aren't meant to be together as darkness symbolises secretiveness, and allows the couple to be hidden from others and themselves. A high angle shot is used with Meg on top of Jack inferring that she is in control and a lack of equality and love is being expressed. When Jack leaves the next day Meg stands watching him, blurred, from behind a window as he gets into... [continues]
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