Victim??

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  • Is carol a victim?
    • Victim
      • Sexism
        • Clarence Thomas vs Anita Hill
      • Elitsim
        • "where is it written that I have to send my child to public school..."
          • Paying tax to improve the "city schools" is the "white mans burden"
            • Not only elitist but inadvertly rascist
      • Hypocrisy
        • "I don't want to humiliate you"
      • Power arrogance
    • Villain
      • Hypocrisy
      • Forces her opinion on him
      • Power arrogance
        • Structure compared to that of a greek tragedy: John = tragic hero
          • Peripeteia - reversal of fortune
            • Carol is assaulted, john loses authority
          • Power arrogance
          • Anagnorisis
            • Carol discovers john has not been home for days, John learns of jis rape charges
          • Harmartia
            • Hubris
          • Catharsis
            • Release of audience tension
              • Untitled
          • The greek chorus (ie phone)
            • Phone = alarm warning of dangerous territory (IRONY) phones symbolical of communication, yet the phone often prevents it
        • Final intrusive command "don't call your wife baby"
    • MINIMAL CONSTRUCTION
      • Almost no set other than a desk, a bench and chairs
        • Audience inject themselves into play to fill in the gaps.
          • The play audiences witness is partly constructed by them... meaning no two people see the same play, thus resulting in largely conflicting opinions
  • Structure compared to that of a greek tragedy: John = tragic hero
    • Peripeteia - reversal of fortune
      • Carol is assaulted, john loses authority
    • Anagnorisis
      • Carol discovers john has not been home for days, John learns of jis rape charges
    • Harmartia
      • Hubris
    • Catharsis
      • Release of audience tension
        • Untitled
    • The greek chorus (ie phone)
      • Phone = alarm warning of dangerous territory (IRONY) phones symbolical of communication, yet the phone often prevents it

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