Unrealistic Elements In Ishmael Reed's Work

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An instance of unrealistic basics that actually furthered the play was in the case when Lil and Mamie were talking and in the background, there was visibility of a person in the background of the hotel room. “Lil: What’s that man doing? /Hoover, in drag, is still creeping around the hotel room, emptying drawers, etc. /Mamie: Oh, that’s J. Edgar Hoover. He’s blackmailed everybody in Washington. He was the first to know that Kay was registering in the hotel under an assumed name” (77-78). This element was primary in the addition of the work because demonstrated to the audience the type of personality Edgar Hoover is in the play. Furthermore, it is not possible that Lil and Mamie were lazily sat as Edgar looks the room in search for any exposing …show more content…
Reed used unrealistic elements because they can always be used as a premise, or a setting of the story. An exception is required to make false instances compatible with real life physics. Good stories manage to take advantage of only one exception (relative to one other premise) and make progressions of unrealistic premises without inconsistency. An excellent writer can make good use of exceptions to the rules, habitually through the central characters of their story as seen in Ishmael Reed’s work.

Reed used unreality to relate the theme of his work, a writing method that voids all aspects and elements of the story that defy interpretation. In doing this, he leaves a simple story that stands only for an objective view for his thoughts and dreams. Upon reading a book that is filled with or has some unrealistic elements, one finds some relation to the situation. Some audiences use this to build up their own stories in their mind just to have control of a situation by using their minds to create another imaginary situation. Falling in love for unreality is a liking of man. Unrealistic elements surely open up new possibilities and views that can’t

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