Describe your initial thoughts of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard - \u00a9 Nicolette Lunsingh Tonckens Arcadia by Tom Stoppard \u2013 Initial Thoughts Arcadia is a

Describe your initial thoughts of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

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© Nicolette Lunsingh Tonckens Arcadia by Tom Stoppard Initial Thoughts Arcadia is a play which shifts from the nineteenth century to present day. Initially, I thought it was apparent that the play revolves around science, mathematics and nature. This is evident in the first scene where Thomasina’s curiosity for science comes forth, “ When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. She is doing the simplest of things, eating her rice pudding, and yet she questions science. Thomasina seeks to discover scientific ways of explaining how the world works and by doing this she illustrates basic understanding of chaos theory. This quote did not stand out for me at first until the play progressed where Valentine made a similar comment. He

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