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    Edward Albee Themes

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    Edward Albee 's controversial play begins with the entrance of Martha and George, her husband, into their New England home late in the night after a faculty party. The intoxicated couple stumbles and exchange quips about each other 's characteristics. Martha states that they will soon have guests ― a young new math professor at their college and his young wife. Martha and George welcome the young couple into their home but the tension between them is clear and both Nick and his wife Honey are sucked into the insults and humiliation the older couple engages between themselves. As the drinks flow freely, the after party gets more violent and the couples delve into uncharted territory by tearing apart the carefully crafted illusions that exist…

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    Manhattan is such a crowded city it was no wonder that a man like Jerry felt lonely. He had no family or friends something that many others had. Jerry was brought in a world that he felt he did not belong in. He felt as if he needed to escape the loneliness which led to his tragic death. In this play all Jerry wanted was was what all of us want and that is to be understood and heard. At the end after sharing his story with the stranger he got his final wish. That was death. This play tells the…

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    Living Under Maya

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    Living Under Maya – a Veil of Illusion Edward Albee dominated American theatre in the 1960s and 1970s. Albee was considered to be an, “angry young man,” who provided the, “much needed change to American theatre.” (Kolin, viii). In 1962 Albee introduced his well known play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The play starts off with a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, coming home from a party. George is a history professor working at a university and Martha is the daughter of the university’s…

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    Normality In The Goat

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    Think of tradition, convention, and normality. These are parts of society that allow people to bond over commonalities and provide a basis for the culture that each person exists in. Each factor of society allows people to interact on a normal, day-to-day basis, and serves as the general foundation for civility. In Edward Albee’s The Goat, each of these integral parts of society are stretched and strained by the protagonist through certain acts deemed vile by his family and peers. The…

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    Monstrosity isn’t always what is perceived on the outside. Becoming one with an animal, having animalistic tendencies, or an alter ego of a beast can be considered monstrous to society. In the poem “Why do you keep putting animals in your poems”, the man depicted in the poem is learning from the animals in the poem. He also realizes that the animalistic way of life is much simpler than the life of a human. In “Now You’re An Animal” by Mark Doty the professor goes into a studio to get his picture…

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    Ari Pineda Leveron Ap Lang. – Pd. 1 23 January 2017 Hiding In A Zoo The book The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story was written by Diane Ackerman, to convey several messages. One of the lessons that really stood out was, that when evil is presence there is a need to rise up to the occasion. In the book they sacrificed a lot and do things they never though they would do. Ackerman really got her message across by using parallelism, pathos, and allusions. These also helped the book more…

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    Romeo Y Julieta Monologue

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    The scene is set in a 21st century Zoo. Amongst all the odd assortments of living creatures, live two zoo animals who strike up an unlikely conversation about their lives as humans so many years ago. One of these being old Winston Churchill, known as Romeo by the zookeepers (oddly enough also the name of the cigar he smoked: Romeo y Julieta) who smugly swings in a hammock humming a Marie Lloyd music hall song while a sulking Adolf Hitler, known as Blondi swims alone in a fish tank nearby.…

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    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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    places anyone could ever suspect. Also, when Joseph Conrad states, “It was difficult to realize that his [the Director of Companies] work was not out there in the luminous estuary, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.” (Joseph Conrad, 2) he speaks of the working conditions to have the same terror and horror. This quotation allows the reader to understand that the working environments of the company may not be as normal or bright but have a darker side to it, which may represent the horror…

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    but as of 2008 when someone says the thing most often thought of are the werewolves from the Twilight Saga. In my opinion Professor Lupin from the harry potter series is my favorite of them all. Examples of werewolves from TV series are ones in True Blood, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries. Which brings us to the other end of the spectrum, Bram Stokers Dracula is probably the most often thought of example when someone hears of a vampire. Slicked back, black hair, with a flowing red cape and pale…

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