The term "distinctive voice" refers to a range of voice styles as well as the role that voice plays in various texts. The voice reflects a speaker's or character's personality or position. An issue, a group of people, a set of principles, a point of view, or a diversity of views may all be represented by a distinctive voice. Everyone has a unique voice that develops and changes through time as a result of our experiences, interactions, and knowledge of the world. A unique voice's vocabulary, purpose, and tone affect listeners in subtle, direct, and strong ways.
In his play Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw creates and employs extremely different voices to convey the topics of his play, such as character development and social class distinctions. Elise Doolittle's transition from a lowly flower girl to a lady of society hinges on her ability to speak in a phonetically proper manner, as defined by English society in the twentieth century. The whole play revolves on the change of the main character "Her voice and manners were used to define her social status and life possibilities as "flower girl."
Shaw's tone of voice Is apparent throughout the play and is shown via the characters' voices. The voices of the characters in Anthony Browne's picture book Voices In The Park are used to convey the inequity and limits of socioeconomic class and division to the reader. The children's voices are used to demonstrate their naivety and disdain for such divisions, while the adults' voices are intended to demonstrate their preconceived and incorrect ideas about social status. In the third act, Elijah's change is seen when she pays a visit to Mrs. Higgins on her "at home day." "Mrs. Higgins, how are you doing?
Elijah's transformation is evident in her speech, complete phrases, and perfect pronunciation. In Anthony Browne's Voices in the Park, each character's voice is used to recount the same event: a parent taking their kid and family pet to the park. Each character's voice is utilized to narrate the story from their own point of view. The various voices within the book examine the divide that socioeconomic status may cause. Browne employs both textual and visual cues to provide readers with an understanding of each character. Shaw uses articulation and word pronunciation to show how the characters in the play are divided by class.
Through the use of words, Browne gives each character their own unique voice. The proper use of language and choice of words reflects their social status. "You get some terrible kinds at the park these days," she says, referring to the jobless parent. The mother, who symbolizes the middle class, talks in complete and proper phrases; she speaks with authority and in a critical tone. Her comments are harsh and caustic. Shaw created a unique voice via the character Elise Doolittle and her metamorphosis and social class. Both Shaw's and Brown's characters succeed in expressing themselves in their own unique ways.
Shaw uses comedy to get the audience to think carefully about his controversial ideas. Higgins' angry remarks are often amusing and have no effect on the intended recipient. He refers to Elise as a "The audience can't help but chuckle at his good-natured insults, such as a "splatted cabbage leaf" and a "Incarnate Insult to the English language." The use of humor enables the jobless Voices In The Park and his daughter to talk more casually and less professionally than the mother and her son. "I wanted to get out of the home, so Smudge and I took the dog to the park," says the author "He approached this evolved dog and smelled its behind... The daughter is also judgmental, stating that she first felt the kid "...was a bit of a wimp," implying that she had prejudged him based on his appearance and mannerisms. Browne also compares each character's experiences and emotions by using their unique voices. The jobless parent, who has a lot on his mind, tries to have a good outlook on things. He searches for a job at the newspaper and is optimistic that he will get one. He has really loved his time at the park and with his daughter.
His mother, on the other hand, is dissatisfied with her excursion to the park with her kid. The fact that she does not talk to her kid as they walk home from the park, as well as the scruffy mongrel's dog disturbing her purebred dog, irritated her. Her silence here suggests that her experience was not one she wanted to speak about or ponder about. Social class and change are important topics in both Shaw's five-act drama Pygmalion and Anthony Browner's picture book Voices in the Park, showing identifiable and unique voices. Everyone has a unique voice, but are we too ready to judge others based on it?
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