Journal 2-Regina Pranata.docx

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Regina Pranata 9 th September 2017 Journal 2 Professor Jon Dietrick The Adding Machine play by Elmer Rice tells a story about Mr. Zero, a bookkeeper who has been working at a department store for twenty-five years and has never received a promotion. In his twenty-fifth year of working, he expects that he will get a raise from his boss. Unfortunately, instead of getting a promotion, Zero is fired because his work can be done by a machine. Zero is so angry and upset with his boss’ decision to fire him that he ends up killing his boss with a bill-file. After killing his boss, Zero is brought to court and receives the death sentence which leads him to the afterlife where he finds out how souls are reincarnated after death. At the final scene, Lieutant Charles explains to Zero that Zero must be sent back to Earth for his next life. In his explanation, Charles mentions how worthless Zero is and how his soul will degrade more and more after each next life. Zero’s powerlessness is clearly portrayed when Charles says: “You can’t change the rules—nobody can—they’ve got it all fixed. It’s a rotten
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  • Fall '11
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