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To compare and contrast two things (or, in this case, people) is to discuss things that are similar and different about them. Gus is inexperienced, and it comes across in his impatience and his...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2021 1:23 pm UTC

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The static, claustrophobic setting of The Dumb Waiter creates the background for the absurdist themes of the play. And the briefest description of the plot shows a negation of the conventional...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 5:16 pm UTC

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Ben and Gus are in a basement with a kitchen and bathroom. The setting creates a sense of claustrophobia. There's just not a lot of room there, and it's being filled with two mysterious men....

Latest answer posted June 24, 2015 3:17 pm UTC

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The primary elements of absurdism in Harold Pinter's play relate to the characters being trapped in an uncomfortable situation and environment and in their receiving mysterious or irrelevant...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020 7:31 pm UTC

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One of the similarities between the two plays is that the protagonists share adversarial relationships. In A Taste of Honey, Helen and Jo (her daughter) openly resent each other. It is evident that...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2018 8:42 pm UTC

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