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Dixson 1 Domonick Dixson Ph.D. Matthew Helmers ENG 200: Critical Reading and Writing about Literature June 14, 2020 Chaos Theory vs Status Quo I don't believe Stoppard would agree with Wilson on his Fences play, which is surely based on the emotions of humans. Then you have Stoppard Arcadia, whose play is mostly a comedy. I think Wilson has a straightforward belief in time when his estrangement with his own father. Although the both authors use time in a different way from the other, yet they both play on people's heart strings. In Tom Stoppard's Arcadia play he justifies that time is the chaos point of variables, whereas August Wilson's Fences play has a straightforward belief of time. Throughout the Arcadia play, Stoppard uses Chaos Theory by a point of variables throughout time, past and present. “That framework is Chaos Theory, a form of mathematic that plots (typ- ically on a computer screen) the apparently random results of an unimaginably long series of re- peated calculations; without computers the task would be impossible.” (Edward) Stoppard uses Chaos Theory as an outline for the Arcadia play. By doing so, it results in two time periods, the past and the present. For example, In the past you have Septimus confined by Mr. Chater, who found out that Mrs. Chater cheated on him with Septimus. Mr. Chater de- manded some form of satisfaction from Septimus. Then, in the present, you have Bernard and

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