The Heidi Chronicles Essay example

636 Words Mar 10th, 2001 3 Pages
"The Heidi Chronicles" by Wendy Wasserstein kept my interest so much that I could not put it down until I was to the last page. I liked how the issue of sexuality played a role along with the issue of feminist goals in this play. I believe they complimented one another in that both groups strive for equal right among the majority. For example when Peter starts to march with the other women from the Art Institute. It shows that he is standing for a cause the effects another minority group in our society: women. I found Susan very interesting in the play. At the beginning she is always concerned with impressing the guys, rolling her skirt to appear more attractive. Peter makes a correlation in that Susan gave herself Stigmatas, …show more content…
Which is a false portrayal of the gay community. Betrayal happens in any kind of relationship whether is gay or straight relationship. The talk show they are on reminds me of the Dr. Laura show. April, the host, makes several comments that have gay derogatory undertones. April talks about how their generation is rich, powerful, famous, and even parents. Then she makes a comment to the effect of "What if Peter Pan came through our bedroom windows?" Peter Pan I think symbolizes homosexuality as a disease the way she talks about it. Her narrow-minded perspective makes it seem that just because

somebody chooses an alternative lifestyle that they can no longer be rich, powerful, famous, or even parents. Even though she is a fictional character I could still imagine myself telling her what I think of her ideals about the gay lifestyle. Peter says to April, "Do you keep lists in your refrigerator?" Peter is trying to knock her off her soap box and bring her back to reality. Questioning if she has done things wrong that she is not proud of. Perhaps maybe a lesbian experience and she has internal conflicts with her own sexuality might be a reason for her hostile attitude towards Peter. Even though "The Heidi Chronicles" dealt more with feminist issues, I still had more opinions about the not so evident sexuality

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