response essay to Harold Pinter's Moonlight

response essay to Harold Pinter's Moonlight - Kayla Murphy...

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Kayla Murphy October 27, 2011 Dr. Anderson/Brown-Spiers ENGL 4000 10:10 Assignment 6 Harold Pinter’s play Moonlight tears away from the dangers of deadly theater through the use of dialogue, comedy and the effective use of pauses. These elements come together to create an experience in the holy, rough and immediate theaters. “ANDY. I witnessed all this, by the way. BEL. Oh, were you there? ANDY. I was spying on you both from a corner table, behind a vase of flowers and The Brothers Karamazov. BEL. And then she said women had something men didn’t have. They had certain qualities men simply didn’t have. I wondered if she was talking about me. But then I realized of course she was talking about women in general. But then she looked at me and she said, You, for example. But I said to myself, Men can be beautiful too. ANDY. I was there. I heard every word. BEL. Not my thoughts. ANDY. I heard your thoughts. I could hear your thoughts. You thought to yourself, Men can be beautiful too. But you didn’t dare say it. But you did dare think it. ( Pause .) Mind you, she thought the same. I know she did. ( Pause .) She’s the one we both should have married.” (30-31)
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Within this scene, elements of the holy theater are immediately evident. Bel’s introspection connects to the audience and creates the idea that we are on the edge of something. Bel seems ready to dive into a great transcendental experience, which will make the meaning and
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENGL 4000 taught by Professor Douglasanderson during the Fall '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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