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The Night of the Iguana

Nonno's poem is significant on several levels. First, the elderly poet has finally completed a new work. He dies, apparently content after doing so. Second, Nonno has few lines in the play and...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2018 9:35 pm UTC

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The Night of the Iguana

The precise meaning of the iguana in Williams's play has never been established to everyone's satisfaction. So what follows is largely speculative but nonetheless based on certain lines of critical...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2021 11:02 am UTC

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The Night of the Iguana

Tennessee Williams includes the iguana as a live animal and makes it a symbol that stands for the human condition, especially in reference to specific characters who are limited or restrained in...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2021 6:44 am UTC

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The Night of the Iguana

Throughout the course of the play, the former pastor Larry (Lawrence) Shannon undergoes numerous transformations. In the early scenes, the audience learns that Shannon feels at home at Maxine’s...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020 10:22 pm UTC

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The Night of the Iguana

A mid-career play of Tennessee Williams, The Night of the Iguana deals with the travails of Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a 35-year-old former clergyman who has been defrocked due to a sexual...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2020 9:48 am UTC

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