Walls - 1 Chris Kim ASAM 125 Prof. Harsha October 22, 2009...

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Chris Kim ASAM 125 Prof. Harsha October 22, 2009 Walls: Analysis Walls by Jeannie Barroga, is a play that explores a true story about the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial from 1982 to 1984. The focal point is the Wall that is soon to be built in memory for the veterans. This actual objects serves as a metaphor for the walls that surround the lives of the people involved in the matter. The Wall also is a metaphor for the racism that some of the characters face throughout the play. We are introduced to many different characters throughout the story. These characters, some veterans, some visitors, and some planners, each have a specific role as to the main plot as well as other subplots. Barroga is able to show the views of the many veterans and casualties of the Vietnam War through her characters while bringing an interesting approach with the inclusion of Maya Lin’s subplot. This addition of a colored woman’s viewpoint of a predominantly male war allows for a fresh angle on an age-old story. Stu Lee is a veteran of the war that is visiting the memorial with Dave, his buddy from their hometown. In scene 3 from the first act we are introduced to them talking near a memorial where Stu’s fellow combatants are buried. Stu is an Asian American soldier
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course ASAM 125 taught by Professor Pandya during the Summer '10 term at UCSB.

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Walls - 1 Chris Kim ASAM 125 Prof. Harsha October 22, 2009...

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