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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe is a two-act play by Canadian playwright George Ryga. It follows the life of a young Native woman, Rita Joe, who finds herself displaced and unaccepted by both indigenous...

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Miss Donahue is shown to be like most members of White society towards Native American society in the drama. At best, she is unable to understand the challenges and full dimensions of Native...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012, 6:14 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Ecstasy suggests an intensification of emotion so powerful as to produce a trancelike dissociation from all but the single overpowering feeling: an ecstasy of rage, grief, love. (Random House...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013, 11:57 pm (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

In George Ryga's play The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, Eileen Joe is Rita's younger sister. In act 1, Rita recalls picking berries with Eileen when a storm came and her sister was frightened. Feeling...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2020, 9:11 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Ecstasy can be defined as the state of being beside oneself emotion or passion. Using that definition, one can see that the whole play is structured on the basis of Rita Joe's ecstasy. The events...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018, 8:58 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Rita Joe represents the fundamental challenge that the disenfranchised Native American youth face in a White society. The lack of pure communication between Rita Joe and the magistrate in her...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012, 6:03 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Ryga's primary characterization of Rita is as "dependent and expendable" before a "dominant" culture that has historically and continually marginalized the dependent culture by ostracizing and...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013, 12:45 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe is a Canadian play, but the idea of the melting pot obviously applies to both Canada and the United States of America. While all countries have some immigration, Canada and...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020, 5:45 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The story illustrates one of the play's main themes: exploitation. Wherever she goes and whatever she does in life, Rita Joe always finds herself being exploited, whether it's by white Canadian...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2018, 8:20 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

In one sense, her character changes from innocence and trustfulness to enlightenment and sorrow. She came to the city in full faith that she could assimilate and find a job in the city that the...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2013, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The reason Rita Joe follows the path she does is two-fold: She came looking for a job; she was trapped by the city. In other words, the dominant reason Rita is that path is that she was forced onto...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2013, 10:12 pm (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

A figure of speech can also be called a stylistic device or rhetorical device. A great many figures of speech can be found all throughout both Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona (Good...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2015, 2:32 am (UTC)

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

This play is set in Canada and was originally staged in Vancouver. The playwright Ryga was born in Athabasca, Alberta. It should be noted that in Canada the use of the term "Indians" for the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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