Paper 3 - the past impinges on the present examines some of the ways in which each play juxtaposes past and present How are Wilson and Stoppard similar

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the past impinges on the present. examines some of the ways in which each play juxtaposes past and present: How are Wilson and Stoppard similar and/or different in their juxtaposition of time periods? How does this impact the reader/audience? Base your ideas on specific features of each text. equal attention to each play. Incorporate Understanding August Wilson by Mary l. Bogumil and Science in Hapgood and Arcadia by Paul Edwards ( The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard ). Intro Fences: Troy is stuck in the past/is now present: 1: different upbringings: Troys Upbring affects present/ present affects Cory. 2: Own Dreams/Sons Dream 2: Racism No Opportunity for Blacks/ JAckie Robinsons Black getting more opportunities How does this impact the reader/audience? Quote: Article 1 Arcadia compares the past/present: 1: Past event of cheating/question of who killed Chater 2: Mathimatical theory Thomasian ideas/Valentine explain her knowledge, she was ahead of her time 3: Hanna & Gus / Thomasia and Hermit dude. How does this impact the reader/audience? Quote: Article 2 How are Wilson and Stoppard similar and/or different in their juxtaposition of time periods? In Fences, we see how Wilson is able to show how the past affects the present. One way he does this is by describing the upbringings of Troy. Troy is brought up in a broken family where he has no mother as a role model and his father is an abusive BLAH. Troy is never showed love or affection as a child and thus when he finally becomes a “man” after BEATING? His father, he is self-cared for. At the age of 14 he is rbought up wiht a mentality that love is wha the saw.
Because of Troys childhood we are able to see how this affects Cory, his own son. Since Troy was not show love, Cory is not shown love. However, unlike Troy father, Troy tries to be “responsible” torwards his children the best way he can, looking out for them. Though he does

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