Olivia Stoltzfus October 16, 2018 AP English Period 4 ArcadiaEssay Prewrite Thesis: Although both intellectuals in the pursuit of academic discovery, Hannah sacrifices personal connection in the name of truth, while Bernard sacrifices truth in the pursuit of fame. I.Hannah separates her sexuality from intellectual power in fear of allowing her emotions overshadow her academic achievements. ●HANNAH. It’s a joke. BERNARD. You turned him down? HANNAH. Don’t be silly, do I look like the next Countess of-- (Stoppard 27; act 1). ●BERNARD. You should have let yourself go a bit. You might have written a better book. (Stoppard 67; act 2). II.Hannah rejects affection in order to remain pure in her intellectual discoveries, however, simultaneously separating herself from personal connection. ●CHLOE. He’s in love with you, I suppose you know. HANNAH. (Angry) That’s a joke! CHLOE. It’s not a joke to him.
HANNAH. Of course it is-- not even a joke-- how can you be so ridiculous?