I haven't given much thought to my essay as I haven't started on my film reviews, this is my plan for the weekend.
Here's what I have so far...
I want the character to have a big enough stature to appear imposing at the beginning of the scene, shrouded in his executioners garb carrying his axe (storyboard 1)
I then want their to be a sudden transition from executioner, to warm and fuzzy character, slippers and all who just wants his tea. He prepares his boiled egg and soldiers, carrying them up the many, many stairs to his Attic room.
I want to establish the effort required to get upstairs to amplify the frustration he feels when he realises he's left his spoon down in the kitchen.
From here I can go in a few directions, all permutations revolve around his anger and desperation to eat. He could slam his fist into his egg in sheer disgust (storyboard 2). Take his axe and destroy his room in an effort to 'behead' it or use his axe to skilfully open his meal.
I have an awful lot of work to do but this feels like a good start. This work is all based around my first idea that grew from reading my magic words but because of them the story as I have it pretty much wrote itself.