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The Balcony

Naturalism was an influential literary and artistic movement in the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries. It was an outgrowth of realism, which had been dominant in the mid-nineteenth...

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Jean Genet’s play offers a scathing critique of the modern state as a tool of severe oppression. While Genet’s critical stance is especially relevant to dictatorships or totalitarian states, The...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2020 7:44 pm UTC

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In The Balcony by French writer and philosopher Jean Genet, the Chief of Police is a megalomaniac who craves power and wants to be memorialized by future generations. In this theater of the absurd,...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2020 6:10 pm UTC

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One of the most obvious ways in which Jean Genet uses imagery in The Balcony in by having the characters act and dress as if they were other, more prominent figures in society. For example, one of...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2020 11:54 am UTC

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The relationship of the chief of police and Irma is an interesting one, particularly because, theoretically, the chief of police would be seeking to root out prostitution and close businesses like...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010 3:06 am UTC

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By transforming herself from a prostitute into a revolutionary icon, Chantal achieves some kind of redemption. One of society's great unwashed, a marginalized figure occupying the fringes of that...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020 3:17 pm UTC

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