Analysis Of Love And Marriage

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Initially going into reading this play, I thought it would just be a traditional telling of the environment, setting, and little information about our protagonist. However, I seemed a little odd that the setting was just describing the scenery of the play itself with curtains and we are introduced to the stage manager for the play. The Stage Manager explains significant parts within the play like, scenery, landmarks, and certain objects. Few pages in, we’re finally introduced to two actual character in the play itself. Joe Crowell Jr. and Dr. Gibbs are the characters we are introduced to. As explained by the Stage Manager, Crowell was a college graduate from Massachusetts Tech. However, there was “the war” came to France. This war being World…show more content…
The Stage manager announces the title of act 2 to be called “ Love and Marriage”. Using a little love intuition from the previous act 1, it is easy to guess who’s getting married. We find out George Gibbs and Emily Webb are now engaged. At first glance, it’s like that was pretty sudden and quick, but the Stage Manager does provide background information on their relationship. Good on Wilder for not leaving us, readers, clueless. Well, we see that presumably they had a fondness for each other. George seemed to have given up his education for love with Emily. I feel like this marriage may play a significant role between the families because now they are practically…show more content…
It seemed like we were just following a narrative of the lives of Emily and George. At first I thought the story was pretty bland. Act 2 with the marriage was cute. However, when Act 3 came into play with the dead souls and funeral, I felt that the story really went dark. I also feel like the story went in like a human life cycle. The pattern could of been like living life, love, and death. Act 3 was exciting, not because of reading it, but because these little theories about themes and symbols to come up with. With that said, I did not fully enjoy this book. I only enjoyed it starting at Act 3. Honestly, I could not think of anyway to make the other acts more engaging. I feel like if in Act 1 was able to provide a little more in depth discussion about Dr. Gibbs and Mrs. Gibbs, it could of help come up with an interesting debate. I think my thinking experience has changed a little bit because of how I was able to come up with ideas about the theme of the plays. Actually, reading the book was not as fun as coming up with possible ideas or
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