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    Edward Albee once said, "Every honest work is a personal or private yowl, a statement of one's individual pleasure or pain". The Zoo Story shows the attempt of the character Jerry to make a statement about himself, his life, his pleasure, his pain. It is, in effect, his "yowl." Language is his means. Albee shows that language does indeed have the potential to "facilitate authentic communication" between Jerry and Peter (738). As the play begins, Jerry announces that "every once in awhile I

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    "The Zoo Story"

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    Edward Albee’s, “The Zoo Story” is about the innate animal instinct that resides in each human being. Regardless of things like social class, education, profession we are born with a primal animal instinct to either fight or flight when it comes protecting our territories much like wild animals. However, the animals at the zoo in this play are enclosed and isolated from each other just like the characters Jerry and Peter who struggle to break free from their own barred cages. In the poem the character

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    Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, all Jerry wanted was to be heard and understood, and in the end, after sharing his life story with a complete stranger, he got his final wish - death. The Zoo Story not only tells of the alienation of man in modern society, but also reflects the philosophy of twentieth century existentialism. Jerry made a conscious choice of wanting to end his life, while Peter, a man that chose to act as the 'guinea pig'; and stayed and listened to Jerry's story, made a conscious choice

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    The Zoo Story by Edward Albee In Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, Jerry tells Peter bizarre stories about people he has encountered that influence his shallow and lonely existence, to demonstrate Albee's view that society is unnecessarily consumed by indifference, unkindness, weakness, and emptiness. In an attempt to cause Peter to realize that his own life is filled with emptiness and shallowness, Jerry tells Peter about the lives of some of the people in his boarding house. He talks about

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    GCSE Drama Coursework - The script I chose to perform was entitled The Zoo Story and was written by Edward Albee. GCSE Drama Coursework The script I chose to perform was entitled The Zoo Story and was written by Edward Albee. I made a few alterations to the script to make it more interesting and easier to perform. I shortened the script to make it easier to learn in a short space of time, and cut out some pieces of the text. I also turned Jerry, into a female character, so that I could

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    The Role of Women in The Zoo Story Although the women characters in "The Zoo Story" are never front and center staged, they have leading roles in shaping the conditions and sensibilities of Jerry and Peter. The women referred to by each of the male characters affects, or has affected, their perceptions and routines in life. Jerry has had many encounters with various women, while Peter speaks only of three. The quantity of women roles in each man's life is not the dominate cause of their behaviors;

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    Death of A Salesman and The Zoo Story Arthur Miller's  Death of A Salesman , is considered a to be one of the great masterpieces of American Literature.  Comparatively, Edward Albee's, The Zoo Story, is also an incredible work of art. Miller and Albee both depict a the struggles of man in relationships.  Interestingly, both plays seem to parallel each other throughout both works of literature. The Death of a Salesman tells a story of a distressed father, named Willy who struggles with

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    At the beginning of Edward Albee’s play The Zoo Story, Peter is approached by Jerry, who leaves an first impression that he is eccentric by repeatedly shouting that he has been to the zoo. In actuality, Jerry has already mapped a plan in which to free himself from a life of isolation and loneliness using Peter. The result of his mother, father, and aunt dying has led to his lifestyle of a social recluse from a young age, which lends to Jerry constantly antagonizing Peter. An obvious showing of this

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    Zoo Story: The Zoos

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    I’ll repeat… Imagine a zoo and tell me what do you really know about them? What is its purpose? Where do the animals come from? Why are they there? How are they cared for? What really goes into building and running of a zoo? If you were to ask me those questions in my more innocent years my answers would look rather simple. I thought of the zoo simply as an unusual type of farm considering I lived on one myself. I remember assuming they were all born in a zoo or too injured to be released back into

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    The Zoo

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    The Zoo Story Edward Albee wrote “The Zoo Story” in 1958. Many people were attracted to its absurdist outlook on realistic life. The plot, which involves the character’s orientation with one another, is realistic; however, it also distinguishes between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world. By applying this philosophical orientation, Albee is able to develop his characters throughout the play. One character in particular would be Peter who is “a man in his early forties, neither

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