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I need a specific, preferably simple, scene in "Wit" to write a review about.My...

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jrmartin10 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 11, 2011 at 2:05 AM via web

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I need a specific, preferably simple, scene in "Wit" to write a review about.

My professor has all students write a Reader's Review each week. Lately it has been on simple, short pieces of poetry but this week, we have to choose a scene from "Wit" to write a review about. I have found it somewhat difficult to do this for a play. Help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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grimmgirl | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 2, 2012 at 4:32 AM (Answer #1)

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Margaret Edson's play, Wit, is a fun one to look at. Even though the play is not separated into Acts, it is fairly easy to break the text down into scenes. Try the Grand Rounds scene. This is where Jason and the other med students are pointing out the effects of the chemotherapy on Vivian. Vivian and Kallekian bond in this scene because the students completely miss the obvious effects of the drugs. Jason proves to be a show off, and Vivian feels like a text that is being studied, much like she studied the works of Donne. You can comment on character development, tone, irony, and theme with just this short scene.






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