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  • David Mamet's Oleanna: Father-Daughter Relations

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    David Mamet's Oleanna: Father-Daughter Relations The most evident and natural of all hierarchal relationships is that of parent and child. This exists from the most primitive and savage of beasts to the most evolved and developed of primates. Thus, nearly all relationships can be made synonymous and equitable with this archetypal hierarchy. The parent-child relationship is perhaps the most delicate, intricate, and dysfunctional of all relationships in existence. Parents regularly disappoint

  • Mamet Effect Analysis

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    The Mamet Effect: The Interrogation of Hyper-Masculinity Playwright David Mamet has addressed many evocative and controversial social issues since he became prominent in the 1970s. Mamet’s most thought-provoking writings have addressed the role of men in society and how they view themselves, especially in regards to women. Hypermasculinity is a psychological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behavior, such as an emphasis on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality (Levant and

  • Opportunity In The American Dream

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    able to pay for basic necessities gravitates people towards money. In Glengarry GlenRoss, a screenplay by David Mamet, the dilemmas of various American men and their desires all revolve around the company they work for. These realtors’ salaries are directly impacted by the amount of properties they sell. In fact, they are encouraged to simply get customers to “sign on the line that is dotted”(Mamet). As a result, when properties are not sold, the weakest salesman is most likely to be fired. In the screenplay

  • What is Oleanna?

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    What is Oleanna? What is Oleanna ? Is it a perfect world, or is it a world… The play Olenna by David Mamet gives us a real perspective on our modern education system and society. John the white male college professor is the victim in this play. And Carol the female student is the fascist. John is an exceptional teacher that love to teach and refuse to let the fascist takeover the academic freedom of our education. Early in the play, both John and Carol are distracted by their

  • Analysis Of Michael Kimmel And Dave Barry

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    Throughout the millenniums, people have tried to figure out the causation for human behaviors. Michael Kimmel and Dave Barry have written pieces focusing on this subject, particularly about men. In the excerpt “‘Bros Before Hos’: The Guy Code” from Michael Kimmel’s book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, he wrote that men’s actions are due to other men’s judgements. In the introduction “Guys vs. Men” from Dave Barry’s humor book Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, he wrote that guys’

  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

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    decisions and added anxiety for both that character as well as the reader. Examples of these themes affecting characters in the world of fiction are found in the novel The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, and the play Glengarry Glen Ross written by David Mamet. Throughout both of these texts, characters such as Oedipa Maas who allows these emotions to guide her in her journey of self discovery, and Shelly Levene who is so overcome with these emotions that they become his downfall. For both of these characters

  • Summary Of 'Guys Vs. Men' By Michael Kimmel And Dave Barry

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    Throughout millenniums, people have tried to figure out the causation for human behaviors. Michael Kimmel and Dave Barry have written pieces focusing on this subject, particularly about men. In the excerpt “‘Bros Before Hos’: The Guy Code” from Michael Kimmel’s book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, he wrote that men act they way they do due to other men’s judgements. In the introduction “Guys vs. Men” from Dave Barry’s humor book Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, he wrote that

  • Compare Death Of A Salesman And American Tragedy

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    movements that created its definitions of their work and how we use these definitions today to classify a piece of literature what period it belongs to. The American dramas, The Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and Glengarry Glen Ross by David Alan Mamet are tragic plays. Analyzing the main character of each drama: Willy of The Death of the Salesman and Shelly of Glengarry Glen Ross will determine if both, neither or one of them possess the features of a tragic hero by the descriptions of Aristotle

  • Euphoria: Glengarry Glen Ross

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    Euphoria Glengarry Glen Ross is a movie based on the award winning play by David Mamet dealing with the corrupt world of real estate salesmen in hot pursuit of closing their next big deal in hopes of obtaining the American Dream. The desire for the next big lead or prospect as it is called in the real estate world causes the salesman to act out in a foolish and oftentimes violent manner. The behavior the salesmen demonstrate when a lead is unavailable can be compared to a crack head experiencing

  • Political Significance Of Political Theatre

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    Throughout our everyday lives, we are exposed to various forms of power and persuasion. This can be found simply by listening to the radio, going to the ball park, buckling our seatbelt or reading a book. In essence and as discussed in class, politics can be found most anywhere. When it comes to discussing politics, most will readily agree that it is often associated with but not limited to power and influence. For the purpose of this analysis, the definition of politics proposed is that it involves