Journey’s End

by

R.C. Sherriff

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Mason Character Analysis

The officers’ cook. Mason is very obedient, constantly trying to accommodate the often ridiculous requests of people like Trotter, who have unrealistically high culinary expectations. Still, Mason strives to provide the officers with the best possible service, experimenting with his cooking techniques in order to produce the best quality food. Unfortunately, his efforts often go unnoticed, and the officers talk behind his back about the problems with his food.
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Mason Character Timeline in Journey’s End

The timeline below shows where the character Mason appears in Journey’s End. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
Repitition, Futility, and Perspective Theme Icon
...is to dip them in whiskey, which “makes ’em go like hell!” When he leaves, Mason, the cook, enters and offers Osborne cutlets. When Osborne presses him, though, he admits that... (full context)
Friendship and Human Interaction Theme Icon
Anticipation, Expectations, and Uncertainty Theme Icon
Mason enters the dugout, interrupting Osborne and Raleigh’s conversation by informing Osborne that the can of... (full context)
Anticipation, Expectations, and Uncertainty Theme Icon
Repitition, Futility, and Perspective Theme Icon
...’ere a year in about an hour’s time.” Trotter then falls into a conversation about Mason’s food, criticizing the soup’s lack of pepper and poking fun at Mason’s attempt to turn... (full context)
Friendship and Human Interaction Theme Icon
Fear and Coping Theme Icon
...him to lie down. Before long, Stanhope settles into a drunken sleep, and Osborne calls Mason and tells him to wake him (Osborne) and Hibbert at certain intervals throughout the night... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 1
Fear and Coping Theme Icon
...and thinking.” Then, suddenly, the feeling came upon him. Saying this, he barks out for Mason to bring whiskey. “So early in the morning?” Osborne asks, but Stanhope says, “Just a... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
Friendship and Human Interaction Theme Icon
...quarters, leaving Stanhope with Trotter, who is preparing to relieve Raleigh. Once alone, Stanhope tells Mason to bring Raleigh’s supper, but when Raleigh finally arrives, the young officer admits he has... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 3
Fear and Coping Theme Icon
...longer burning. It is dawn on the following day, and Stanhope is still in bed. Mason gently wakes him and gives him tea. Trotter, for his part, has already gotten dressed... (full context)
Friendship and Human Interaction Theme Icon
Fear and Coping Theme Icon
...hurry!” Stanhope says. “Why d’you think the others have gone up?” At this point, even Mason is ready to join the fighting, and so Stanhope tells Hibbert to go with him.... (full context)