At a glance:
- Author: Arthur Miller
- First Published: 1965
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: 1942
- Setting: Vichy, France
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Farce
- Subjects: Values, France or French people, 1940's, Guilt, Victims, Anti-Semitism, Good and evil, Ethics, Nazism or Nazis, Holocaust, Jewish
- Locales: France, Europe, Vichy, France
Leduc (leh-DEWK), a psychiatrist and former French artillery officer. He protests that Germans have no authority to make arrests in Unoccupied France when he and several others are separately taken into detention on suspicion of being Jews. He tries to organize an escape but is frustrated by the others’ apathy and by the German major’s show of force. Trained to doubt human rationality, he is persuaded that everyone looks for scapegoats to explain their flaws and pay for their weaknesses. Even Jews, he says,...
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