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Zoo StoryI - Script Analysis The Zoo Story Zoya Khokar I A...

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Script Analysis: The Zoo Story Zoya Khokar I. A. 1. Central Park: east side, park bench, sunny bright, hot, the zoo, Sixty-fifth Street, Seventy-forth Street, Fifth Avenue, Lexington and Third Avenue, Washington Square, The Village, four story brownstone rooming house in upper west side between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West: top floor, rear west 2. Sunday afternoon, present day (1958), summer, first performance on September 28, 1959 3. Peter: middle class, executive position at small publishing company, wife and two kids (not planning to have more kids), pets, two TVs Jerry: lower class, small apartment, very few belongings including a deck of pornographic cards and two empty picture frames 4. Eisenhower was president, Cold War era, initially Peter has the power but it moves slowly to Jerry in the end. 5. Isolated, open, personal, inquisitive, Jerry is lonely, poor, needs someone to talk to, and someone who will do what he wants them to. Peter appears to be well off and content, but he has just learned to accept everything that life has thrown at him without much of a fight and has learned to live respectably at the cost of happiness.
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