Examine the title: The title ‘Her Heart’ is a serious title that the author may have chosen to give the readers an idea of what this act is going to be about: a lady who is literally trying to mend her broken heart.
Read the Play: This story is about a broken-hearted woman named Glory that ends up in the backyard of an Almost, Maine citizen, East. Glory had come there to see the Northern Lights which she believed was her deceased husband’s spirit and apologize to him. However, she ends up falling in love with East instead, who also repairs her heart. This play is set in Almost, Maine, with the theme of love.
Study the Ending: One thing this play has taught me is that even during the hardest of times, take help from people who are offering it can be beneficial.
Examine the play in parts: The literal broken heart in the paper bag symbolizes love. This play is broken into different acts or scenes because it is what different characters are going through at the same time.
Determine the Tone: The tone of this scene was mainly serious with a very happy ending.
The 5 W’s:
A clear theme I this play is love, which is explored and debated through different scenes. Some things I could research to better understand the play is the meaning or message behind each scene.
Depending on the part of the scene, the 2 characters switch from being the protagonist and the antagonist. For example, when East kisses Glory without her consent, it seems like he is the antagonist. However, when Glory admits to killing her now deceased husband, she seems to be the antagonist. This scene is a multi-person narrative.
All the scenes in this play are taking place at the exact same time. The structure if the play is very clear for helping the audience to understand why the characters make certain decisions throughout the scene. It also helps the audience determine a clear conflict and resolution.
The scenes of this play are situated in Almost, Maine. The play establishes this world through the use of fiction or adding absurd elements to the play such as carrying a broken heart in a paper bag. Each scene establishes the fact that it is located in Almost, Maine, therefore the readers are aware of where all scenes are situated.
I think the author if this play is trying to communicate the struggles of love with the audience. I think it depends on the person if this really matters to them. The genre of this play is romance.