The Visit - Mike Fabian Theatre 110 February 25, 2008 The...

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Mike Fabian Theatre 110 February 25, 2008 The Visit Reflection The theme of The Visit refers to a concept known as greed. In this play, there is a whole town against one man, Anton Schill. Claire Zachanassian, a former resident of the town has become the wealthiest women in the world while the town has been suffering financially. All of the townspeople are waiting for her to arrive and hoping that she will give the town money to fix it up. When Claire arrives she throws a surprise into the mix, she promises one billion marks to the town for killing Anton Schill, a man who impregnated her many years ago. Greed has been stowed in the hearts of the whole town and they will do anything to get the money Claire has promised. The main conflict of the story refers to Anton battling against his fellow townspeople and Claire in order to stay alive. This would be man vs. society. Anton has deeply changed since he impregnated Claire and is happily married with children. Another theme of the play could be people who you think are your friends and trust worthy can lead to your demise if you aren’t watching your back. This goes to show one must always have theirs guards up even dealing with the people closest to them. This was a successful production of The Visit because it represented the characters accurately and kept the audience’s attention. The style of
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course THEA 110 taught by Professor Roe during the Spring '08 term at Western Illinois University.

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