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The play Winslow Boy written by Terrance Rattigan is based on a celebrated legal case The play is set back before the First World War The way Terrance Rattigan handled this topic was quite unusual The characters in his play were very lively and at points in the play the author arose scenes of real drama At the start of the play Catherine and John are engaged You can tell that Catherine really loves John when she replies to her mother mother I love John in every way that a woman can love a man And far more than he loves me Another scene of real intense drama is when Ronnie has to talk to his dad about getting sent home from naval college for allegedly stealing a postal order for 5 shillings He confronts his father and is father believes that he is telling the truth After some time Arthur decide to hire Sir Robert Morton one of the most respected lawyers in the land Sir Robert decides ton take on his case after some thorough questioning Later on in the play Johns father decides to write a letter to Catherines parents saying that if he doesnt put a stop the case he will pull the plug on their marriage Arthur is talking about giving up the case and leaves the decision down to Catherine Catherine knowing her marriage will come to an abrupt halt if she continues on with the case still decides to continue on with the case for her fathers sake The Winslow family were not the only people that were making sacrifices Sir Robert Morton gets offered the highest position a lawyer can get but to get it he needs to pull the plug on the Winslow Boy case He turns down the position and continues with the case Even though they all made sacrifices it worked out in the long run two years later the case was won by
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