Margret Edson - Anyone one take is as good as another o Irony • A literary device that asserts meaning by saying the opposite o Dramatic • No

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Margret Edson: “Wit” 16:22 o The Monologue at the Beginning -> pg. 5 Seen in “Scrubs” , “The Office”, and “Ferris Beuler’s Day Off” The text is so complex in literal, medical, and emotional terms so we need to  be directly addressed to understand the play Her life’s work has been studying these poems o Bringing that same spirit of inquiry and study to this newest experience  of her life o Postmodernism (1960+ / 1990) The text is aware of itself and is discussing its own nature and structure o She’s conscious of the structure in which she exists pg. 6 -> She predicts her own death Multiplioties Inquiry Meta-narrative We can’t trust these subjects anymore All we have is distinct communities each of which are equal Various sub-narrative If you take one subject more than another it isn’t fair; there must be equality
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Unformatted text preview: Anyone one take is as good as another o Irony • A literary device that asserts meaning by saying the opposite o Dramatic? • No, Kelekian focuses more on the facts about the cancer rather than the dramatic effect o The facts about the punctuation of her copy of the sonnets o The Semi-Colon • The comma says that life and death is the same thought o The semi-colon represents a new thought and an impenetrable wall o Donne and Wit • We are going back and forth between The Holy Sonnets o We need to compare the two Look at both of these two writings equally o Complication • Cancer is very complicated like Donne <’:;-;:’>[+-;=;-+]<’:;-;:’>[+-;=;-+]<’:;-;:’>[+-;=;-+]<’:;-;:’>[+-;=;-+] 16:22 16:22...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Margret Edson - Anyone one take is as good as another o Irony • A literary device that asserts meaning by saying the opposite o Dramatic • No

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