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drama 11-29 - perfectability Self-invention mastery Modern...

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Sins of the Father- spiritual and emotional drama Fences Realism/Naturalism Accessible Linear Cause and Effect Daily behavior Stable world Empathy Reality for Brecht is defined by social landscape, realism invest in the idea of intergrated self by the surrounding society Raisin in the Sun Wilson: American Realism Contemporary Anti-Hero Method Influence: More Character Exploration American Themes Core American Beliefs/Myths: Tied to American faith in: Self determination progress Inidividualism
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Unformatted text preview: perfectability Self-invention mastery Modern Drama: “Tragedy is the consequence of a man’s total compulsion to evaluate himself justly” –Miller Tragedy and the Common Man Themes: The American character and American experience Passing of the old south Post war urban America The troubled American family Class, gender, marriage, economics Human sexuality- factor in Troy’s behavior, adultery Illusion vs. Reality New to Hansberry and Wilson: RACE...
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