Trials of OZ1.What does he say is the threat posed by OZAdvocating an alternative society that challenges the beliefs and order of modern society. 2.What is the main language device he uses to influence the jury Quoting from Oz and using their own words against them3.
How do you know that Roberston has a low opinion of OZHe is constantly explaining that they had borrowed ideas from Americans implying that the writers were unoriginal4.What is Judge Argyle??™s reputationHe is known to be very severe with his convictions5.Why is he a judgeHe is a judge as a result of not becoming the Tory MP6. Why isn??™t the jury properly representative of societyBecause there is not a mixture of social classes or age7. What type of jury do they get and why is this a problemThey receive a group of older people who are from a ???hard-hat??? background and are the types of people who would Oz the most.
8. What is the significance of the reactions of both Judge Argyle and Detective Superintendent Luff to Felix Dennis saying ???Right on!???It demonstrates the generational gap and the further distaste for Oz and Luff adds that it is not family appropriate9. Roberston quotes from the transcript of Leary questioning Anderson. How according to Roberston does Leary manage to ???shock??? the juryBy dramatic climax, loud voice and profanity.10. What element does Leary use against TopolskiSarcasm11. Why does Leary struggle against De BonoBecause he struggles with the mathematics12.
What do you think is the effect of quoting the transcript of Leary and SchofieldIt shows the frustration and slow movement of the trial13. What word does Roberston use to describe what the trial had becomeEntertainment14. What is the effect of quoting George Melly??™s definition of cunnillngusShowing the entertainment as Robertson describes it.15.
What does this exchange tell you about the judgeHe is very serious and biased16. Roberston quotes from the transcript when John Peel is questioned about his venereal disease. Why according to Peel did he make this public knowledgeThat BBC asked him17. Why do you think Leary raises itThe show Peel as had a problem involving sex18. Robertson says the trial was ???collision of??¦.???Cultural incomprehension19. What does Robertson say about the actual work of the court reportersThey are a sad bunch of ???lunchtime o??™boozes??? who see themselves as press officers for the police.
20. What examples does Robertson give of the court ritualsFancy dress each Monday, retainers brandishing swords to usher in the judge21. What metaphor does Robertson use to suggest that the reality of the court was very different to it appearanceA bird that does not fly22. Roberston paints an unflattering view of the legal system. Find a quotation.
???Many police were bent and so were some of the solicitors clerks???23. The judge records proceeds by hand. What motif does Roberston continue here and why is this practice problematicThe theatre motif. It is a problem because the writings have mistakes and also slow the trial down.24.
Why is the judge so negative about Professor Dworkin What point is Roberson makingBecause he is a professor of jurisprudence and feels intimidated by him. He is saying that the judge is arrogant and biased.25. The judge turns his back on Marty Feldman. What conclusion does Roberston offerThat the judge??™s sentencing powers over the defendants are limited.
26. The judge has highly protected, stayed at the Savoy and 1200 house were spent investigating threats against him. Why does Roberston include these factsTo show that he is not liked and that he also believed he was dealing with dangerous criminals.27. Robertson contrast Leary??™s view of the defendants with a remark that judge makes. WhyTo show the judge is in the past and not up to date with society28.
What is frightening about count 1It gives the judge unlimited sentencing power29. Robertson quotes John Mortimer on oral sex What tone does Mortimer useA sarcastic and humorous tone30. What is Robertson??™s point about the use of major studies such as the ???U.S.
presidential commission report???To show the case is very extreme and unreasonable.31. Why does Robertson quote the judge??™s definition of indecencyBecause his sense of indecency is wrong32.
Robertson quotes John Mortimer??™s closing address. What motif does he use againThe theatre motif33. What ???remarkable??? legal fact does Robertson remind you ofDefendant on trial for conspiracy to corrupt public morals carrying a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
34. Why do you think Richard Neville quotes from Bob DylanTo try to gain sympathy from the jury.35. What doesn??™t show up on the transcriptThe judge??™s tone and body language36.
What does Robertson say about the judge??™s definition of obsceneHe says the judge gave the wrong definition37. Why does Robertson liken the judge??™s instructions to a ???man making a bowel movement??? What motif is being continued hereIt??™s funny and continues the theatre motif38. What very ???English??? thing happened in response to the forced crew cutsAn unspoken recognition that things had gone too far39. What does this have to do with the legal systemThat the legal system works40. What do the experts say about the defendants, and what is the judge??™s responseThe experts say that defendants are intelligent, polite and courteous.
The judge makes up false laws.41. The judge makes three points in support of his sentences. How does Robertson respond on the pageBy contradicting everything he is saying through parenthesis42. Why does Robertson quote Richard Neville??™s remarks about socksTo show he is afraid of prison43.
Why does Robertson suggest, did they win their bail applicationBecause he was swayed by his daughter44. What is Lord Widgery??™s problem with the magazines What again are they up againstHe believed that there had been serious errors which derailed the obscenity connection.45.
Lord Widgery was the Laurence Oliver of the impromptu judgment. Again what motif is thisThe theatre motif46. Why hadn??™t Lord Widgery provided the ???proviso??™ How legal does this soundHe bought porn to show comparisons to Oz and raided stores.
47. What is the crowning irony of the Oz trialThat it was a cover up48. What values did Detective Inspector Luff apply Why is this a problemHe knows the pornographers and says they are good people.
He is religious and says he is doing it for the children49. Why does Robertson mention Felix??™s success as a businessman and in suing the SpectatorTo show how he avoided prison and made something of him50. What according to Robertson is the significance of the victory in the court of appealThe definition of obscenity51.What motif is returned to at the endTheatre52.
What point does Robertson make about the trial??™s theatricalityIt is almost unbelievable