Characters Removalist Essay

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In less than 100 words each summarise the 5 characters in the removalists…
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Simmonds‑ Simmonds is a middle aged corrupt police officer and can be defined as the most dominant character of the text. Though Simmonds appears to be the oldest character he is clearly less educated than his associate which therefore permits him to be much more colloquial and use more derogatory language much more often. He is sleazey with very little respect for women and is very short tempered. He is a character with severe self‑esteem issues which he tries to hide by abusing his authority wherever possible. Ross‑ Ross is Simmonds’ counterpart. He “appears” to be everything Simmonds is not.
A younger man fresh out of the police academy, Ross has obviously had much more of an education than the other characters and is much more assertive than his superior in both his language and his professionalism. Unfortunately due to his inexperience Ross is also conveyed as naive and easy to manipulate as the story progresses. He has a healthier respect for women than his superior but still not an acceptable one due to
Simmonds’ influence. He is percieved as nervous at the begginning of the story but as the tension rises so does Ross’ true persona.
Kenny‑ Instantly, Kenny is introduced as a dislikeable character. He is a stereotypical
“working class” Australian who, like Simmonds, has a complete lack of respect for women. His language is much more colloquial and vulgar than all of the characters, including Simmonds, as he is not in a professional situation, although Simmonds harldy acts professional. He is very aggressive throughout the story. Kenny is percieved as a bad character like Simmonds but, unlike Simmonds, he tries to win the audience over through sympathy. He also strongly believes in a “fair go”.
Fiona‑ Fiona, one of the two women of the story is one of the submissive characters of the story. Like Ross she is naive and is the only sensetive character. She is the stereotypical passive housewife of the 70’s. Her obvious vulnerablity is exposed and taken advantage of by both Simmonds and her sister, Kate. Predominantly worried for the safety of her daughter, Sophie, she also demonstrates insecurity and a strong passiveness to the situation. She is also very easily manipulated by her sister, evident in the first scene with the photographs.

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Kate‑ Kate is thee other dominant character of the Story. Unlike her sister, she is used to

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Kate‑ Kate is thee other dominant character of the Story. Unlike her sister, she is used to the upper‑class lifestyle which therefore makes her seem less likeable. Like Simmonds,
Kate has been unfaithful to her spouse. This, coupled with her sick, perveted second nature that is exposed in the first scene makes Kate’s character untrustworthy. Kate is very similar to Simmonds’ character because, like Simmonds does to Ross, she bullies her more submissive sister. This characteristic is amplified when she is accused by
Simmonds of being unfaithful, she displays the qualities of true bully by become
extremely…