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Alienation in King Lear and The Jew of Malta

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Alienation in King Lear and The Jew of Malta

During one time or another, every individual has experienced
Alienation. Whether it is with family members, in our society, in our
religion, in our educational institution and even in politics: “The
most common form of alienation is the physical and cultural kind
experiencing "foreignness" or "culture shock." This is also the kind
of alienation that is most easily understood; however, when one feels
alienated in one's own home, society, religion, or culture, it is more
difficult to rationalize or understand that feeling of not belonging.”
Alienation has been defined as when someone does not feel that he or
she belongs to certain group or job…. One of the great thinkers whose
theory about the “Alienation effect” which has had a great impact on
the works of literature is Brecht.

Brecht’s theory originated from the Russian and Chinese theaters where
he obtained “some of his basic concepts of staging and theatrical
stylization.” He had a concept of the “Verfremdungseffekt, or ...

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Shakespeare, William. King lear. Ed. David Bevington. New York:
Longman, 1997.

Marlowe, Christopher. The Jew of Malta. New York longman, 1997.

Classic guides the Jew of Malta. Ed. Penguin

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