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Harvey

Elwood P. Dowd is a man whose primary relationship is with a fantastic creature, a pooka, who appears to him as a giant rabbit named Harvey. To Elwood, Harvey is real; to others, he is evidence...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019 5:59 pm UTC

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Dr. Chumley claims to see Harvey, as indeed do a number of characters in the play. It would seem that Elwood's hallucinations are contagious. Alcohol is an additional factor in Dr. Chumley's case...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 9:07 am UTC

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On page 19, Elwood compliments Kelly, telling her, "You really are very lovely." Kelly replies by thanking Elwood for the compliment and also remarks, "Some people don't seem to think so." When...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2019 8:28 am UTC

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The P. in Elwood P. Dowd probably stands for "pooka", which is what Elwood's imaginary friend Harvey is. A pooka is mischievous magical creature from Celtic mythology. This suggests that Dowd is...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2008 12:50 pm UTC

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Most of the play Harvey occurs in Chumley's Rest, a kind of sanitarium or mental institution. The sanitarium serves as a kind of microcosm of the real world, in which those who are supposedly sane...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 12:42 am UTC

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Mary Chase has a lot to say about society. Most of the characters in some way or another, care about society, but each in different ways. Elwood P. Dowd, the central character, cares little for...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2014 3:57 pm UTC

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In the play "Harvey", Mary Chase does not specify the precise date of the death of Veta Louise Simmons' husband, but we do know that it occurs several years before the date of the play. The death...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2012 6:24 am UTC

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Elwood can be seen as a character of force in a variety of ways. One such way is that Elwood does not change. The others around him might change, such as Veta, but he does not change. His force...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011 7:19 pm UTC

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Chumley can be seen as a character of comedy because he rejects or goes against what he initially believed. When first introduced to Elwood, Chumley demonstrates a certainty in his own beliefs and...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011 7:28 pm UTC

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Strangely, I find this difficult to answer. This might be a bit obscure, but I think that part of the answer lies in Elwood's assertion that he had to choose between "being smart and being nice."...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2010 9:36 am UTC

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I would make the argument that Mary Chase's Harvey argues that sometimes we need to accept the people we love for who they are. It's a simple idea, but in reality, it is incredibly rare that we...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2019 8:57 pm UTC

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1. In Act II of Harvey Elwood tells Dr. Chumley, I wrestled with reality for 40 years, and I'm happy to state that I finally won out over it. Elwood has made the choice of "being pleasant" and...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2014 6:11 pm UTC

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Harvey the Rabbit, one of the most famous characters of film, resides at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA. The museum was created during Stewart's lifetime, but because he was such a modest...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2009 2:09 am UTC

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