Analysis Of Pinocico The Shepherd
Pinocchio the Shepherd
Pinocchio the Shepherd is a monodrama written by Abdel Momen Ahmed. The play represents a monologue of a puppet master who prepares to the visit of the local ruler. The man speaks with his dolls, the audience and has a “dialogue” with the Sultan in the final scene. The monodrama starts with the conversation between the puppet master and his doll. The man complains about the “behavior” of his main actress and calls her grievances unfounded. “There are people in this country who have lived a life less fortunate than a doll” (“Elegy for the Fifth String” 24). The puppet master gave an example of a boy who was severely punished by his father because of a missed sheep. Following scenes makes readers to suggest that it was an own experience of the performer.
The monodrama describes complexities of the preparation for the Ruler’s visit. It shows that the one gesture, like a sign of victory, can cause serious problems, because it annoys the Sultan. The puppet master tried to shuffle off the …show more content…
The issue of choice and free will appears in many works, and this particular monodrama showed they cannot exist in the “pure form” in modern society. People are connected by many “strings” and need to take them into account in their decisions. I also become interested in the monodrama because of its interpretation of these links. People often see the scheme of pyramidal hierarchy in descriptions of a company or a government. It means that “the top” has an ultimate power in decision making. The monodrama demonstrated a type of “cycled” or “circled” hierarchy, where a senior puppet master has own manipulator. The work also showed that connections between individuals are mutual. Puppet master decides how the doll will move, but this power makes him or her responsible for puppet’s