Reflection- Reworked 16th January 2018.
Looking back over this assignment it has filled me with dread for months. I knew at the time of first submitting I hadn’t fully understood what was required in order to explain the questions asked and I knew it was by far my worst submission.
I think with hindsight I wouldn’t have chosen this song to use as even though it is well known and quite short with a punchy, start, middle and chorus once you start to analyse it there’s a lot more to it.
I felt at first it was quite easy and flowed right in order to make assumptions on the protagonists involved but as you start to research further into all the parts that are asked for in the assignment you realise that there is a lot to talk about.
I knew my tutor’s comments were being kind to me and I know that my first draft wasn’t clear and this really is why it has taken so long for me to rework it.
Looking through my tutor notes I can see how the original didn’t flow and with taking all of this on board I feel this new reworked version flows better.
I used the lyrics of the song to better explain parts of the story and it became very apparent how one sided the story was. I had never noticed this before as it was a song that was usually played at the end of the night somewhere, when everybody was tired and a little tipsy and it was no more than a ‘everyone sing very loud to the chorus ‘song.
The use of turning the piece into a one sided argument helped as my previous submission didn’t show this. It is very one sided but also moulds into two at times as there isn’t a clear definition as to who is asking or speaking certain parts, such as ‘What about me, well?’ I am thinking he has been asked this question once the situation has calmed down a bit and the relationship and what has happened has been partially sorted.
My views on creative writing haven’t changed from my last commentary. It isn’t something that I enjoy and even though once I get into it and start to understand the basics I can see how it goes together but I find I have lots to say and then get it can get confusing.
I am hoping this is because of the subject as I really struggled with part 2 and it isn’t something I wish to repeat, however I enjoyed writing about the film protagonists and researching the roles of various characters and how moving small parts of their character can completely change the plot outlook.