the concept in his book The Presentation Of The Self In Everyday Life (1959). Using theatre as an extended metaphor, dramaturgy explains how everyday interactions uphold social reality. Life is like a play and like actors in a play, people perform roles. Consequently, the social world is made up of teams working together to create the functional institutions of society. For example employment, school, home and hospitals. Social ‘performances’ are reliant on team-members understanding their role in
In the performance of life, one cultural representation that captivates and entrances people more fluently and describes the human experience more eloquently is that of artistic expression. It imposes itself unto the face of society through the individual who creates it as a reflection of any one or combination of personal, emotional, or physiological effects society or one’s own environment has inflicted onto them to compel them convey their feelings to the public. The essential argument, is whether
little Tom and Rose with their black nurse Ozzie, who stayed with the family for some five years. From her, we read, Tom learned "an aspect of southern life totally different from that they knew from their family." A discussion of these other aspects exhausts itself, however, in an en passant reference to the large black labor force, whose "life were markedly different from those of the Delta planters." Thus it is left to the reader/beholder to imagine what sort of stories Ozzie might have told.