Oleanna - Communication

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  • Created on: 17-05-16 21:30
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  • Oleanna - Communication
    • Mamet asking what it means for two people to communicate + how much of what is intended is actually expressed.
    • John's use of academic words + frequent allusions show him as educated
      • Carol thinks his overuse of big words is an attempt to belittle her.
    • Phone = interruption + deus ex machina that controls the lives of characters
    • John's interruptions express his character, clipped conversations hint at inability to understand each other
    • Interruptions show lack of concern for her right of speech
    • No evidence that Carol's group exists/how she communicates with them
      • Phone calls contrast John + Carol. She only communicates with John + he communicates with others outside office
    • Conclusion = incapable of communication that John must resort to physical action to express himself

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