There are lots of written works of Alan Bennett and some of them are studied in this essay. In the monologue of Bennett, the main character deals with the important decision which may affect the course of their lives. And, of course, it should be explained to the readers. So firstly, it needs to be noticed that this play is written with the use of literary techniques, such as introductory setting, theme and the characterization which may make the decision to be correct or not. The work “Talking Heads” was originally produced for the BBC television, but later it has been used as the collection of the short separate stories. Each of the characters, which are portrayed, is played by an actress that had been associated with Alan Bennett at least previously. For example, Thora Hird plays Doris worked on the BBC radio. It is normally to say that Alan Bennett has tailored some of the materials for suiting the actors who own the individual style of the acting.
In fact, every literal technique plays its own important role in the certain part of the story. And, of course, it is better to begin with the setting which takes the shape in this play. The plots of the most written works of Bennett are focused on the parts of North England, especially Yorkshire. It is because this is the place where he grew up and was brought up. So it is clear why Northern perceptive is demonstrated throughout the whole monologues. At the time when “Englishness” and so-called “Northerness” of Alan Bennett are evident to see, there are no more nationalistic or restricted features.
But looking closer to this problem, the three stories are set mainly in a few areas. For example, A Chip if the Sugar is quite spread out over the distance (Yorkshire, Durham and Lancashire). And, in addition, A Lady of Letters and A Cream Cracker are set in the house of the persona. Setting greatly impacts on the main characters attitude and behavior, because they are Northerners. These people are so traditional people who are stuck in their ways and, of course, this opens the North-South Divide arguments. These people have a proper origin and this helps them to live as they accommodate to do. The characters from this works say that they are British (mostly English) and they don’t like any changes. In the work this change is demonstrated from Oliver Cromwell right up to the way of today. In addition, it is the controversial issue whether it is the Euro or the changing the name of Coco pops to flakes.
There are lots of written works of Alan Bennett and some of them are studied in this essay. In the monologue of Bennett, the main character deals with the important decision which may affect the course of their lives. And, of course, it should be explained to the readers.