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    Professor Ashford is introduced towards the end of the play, during a time when Vivian is on the heels of death and reaching the height of her personal revolution. Vivian reminisces about the time...

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    The climax of this tremendous play comes when Vivian Bearing is forced to concede that the treatment she is receiving is killing her, which is something she finds ironic given the way that the...

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    Like all good plays, it's not certain that you can easily 'cut to the core' of it too easily: it's about lots of things all at once, and it has a variety of interests and themes. The main one, in...

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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...

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    In the play Wit, the protagonist Vivian Bearing reexamines her sense of compassion towards others, and this may be considered as a thematic exploration of love. Vivian is an English professor and...

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    In Edson's Wit, Vivian Bearing transforms as a character after she ends up in the hospital dying of ovarian cancer. Vivian is a professor and scholar who is an expert on the poetry of John Donne,...

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    Dr. Vivian Bearing and Dr. Jason Posner exhibit similar character traits in Wit. Before Vivian is diagnosed with cancer, she is a hard-nosed, strict professor who only truly believes in the value...

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    Humanity and humiliation in illness is a major theme in “Wit” by Margaret Edson. Death is the force that compels Bearing to reflect on her life during the process of the play. “Edson's...

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    Vivian Bearing, a fifty-year-old professor of English literature, is the protagonist of the story. She's spent her life researching and teaching the works of John Donne and other...

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