What is the significance of the scene in which Isobel recreates her father's death in Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson?
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The objective of Thompson's gruesome drama is to illustrate that all grown-ups are not better then dysfunctional children full of uncivilized fear and hatred and alienation. The re-enactment of Isobel's father's death--while she is on a ghostly quest for her killer--reveals the lostness, aloneness, fearfulness of a child's adult life in all it's similarity to a child's life. Thompson seemingly casts off the idea of civilization in its entirety.
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