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In Rhinoceros, how is the theme related to Nazism?

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The political and social conformity that seeks to eliminate "the other" is the central idea behind Ionesco's play.  In the drama, the townspeople become rhinos and seek to eliminate all signs of being human.  In an increasing trend, the people in the town become rhinos only to eliminate any other voices.  For Berenger, the immediate...

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