Greed In Into The Woods

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Identify a theme in the play and discuss its expression onstage in the performance and how it’s supported by symbolism or dialogue.

Into the woods consistently displayed the theme of greed. Many of the characters made a sacrifice for something they wanted and victimized someone in the process. For example, the witch wanted more than anything to look young again, she sacrificed her powers over others to look that way. The evil step-sisters also were very greedy, they cut up their feet just for a chance to fit in the shoe and marry the prince. Despite their efforts they didn’t fool the prince and went through excruciating pain for nothing. Another theme all of the characters of Into the Woods displayed was desperation. Desperation was displayed

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