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How I Learned to Drive

The major dramatic question in a play is the question that drives the action of the plot. In cinema and drama, the major dramatic question is often answered through the climax of the action, with...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 5:29 am UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

In Paula Vogel's play How I Learned to Drive, we witness the extremely dysfunctional dynamics of a family that is limited not only by general ignorance, but also by a lack of limitations and...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 12:46 am UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

It is incredibly important to identify the impact of Li'l Bit's family and friends on her sexual development as a child. Remember that she has already been introduced to the idea that women should...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 7:33 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

Uncle Peck molests Lil' Bit's Cousin Bobby, also called "B.B.".Cousin Bobby actually never appears onstage, and he has no spoken lines. His relationship to Uncle Peck is revealed through...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2008 9:05 am UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

In the play How I Learned To Drive, Cousin Bobby, also know as B.B. for "Blue Balls," is the protagonist Li'l Bit's cousin. He has no lines in the play and is essentially a flat, static character....

Latest answer posted January 18, 2016 8:30 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

One of the major themes in How I Learned to Drive, the Pulitzer-winning play by Paula Vogel, is sexual abuse of adolescent girls, particularly by family members or friends. However, Vogel wanted to...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018 8:55 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

In How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel (who, by the way, won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work), Li'l Bit is a youngster who has been repeatedly molested by her Uncle Peck (a recovering...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2010 11:23 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

The staging techniques you'd need to pay most attention to would be those related to the play's shifts in time/memory. These shifts could be indicated through recorded voices, through changes in...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2008 3:52 am UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

I do not think that the grandfather really put much thought into Lil Bit's actions and wants or needs. He seems to be more focused on himself, and he does not try to understand her. I agree with...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 7:56 am UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

Shakespeare is used as a reference to education and learning. In the conversation that Li'l Bit has with her grandfather, it is clear that the grandfather acts as a patriarchal force in the play...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 3:21 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

One of the many fascinating themes in this somewhat disturbing play is the way in which gender is presented as something that is learned. Consider the way that one of Li'l Bit's classmates tells...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 6:48 pm UTC

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How I Learned to Drive

In the play How I Learned to Drive the character of Lil' Bit is that of a young woman going through a journey after leaving a very dysfunctional family behind to go to college. Lil' Bit's life has...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 12:54 am UTC

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