Oleanna Questions and Answers

Oleanna

This is probably one of the most obscure and puzzling names of any literary work I know of. As with anything else, research online will give us a basic explanation, but in my view this in itself...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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Oleanna

One quote that might demonstrate manipulation of power between John and Carol is when John tells Carol, “I was raised to think of myself as stupid.” This might be John’s way of avoiding...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2020, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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Oleanna

Oleanna is a play written by David Mamet. It was first put on stage in 1992 and follows the story of Carol, who accuses her university professor, John, of sexual harassment. In order to help you...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020, 8:45 am (UTC)

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Oleanna

The relationship between John and Carol is interrupted. This is literally seen in the exposition of the drama with the phone interruptions. Their relationship is interrupted by the external force...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2014, 11:46 am (UTC)

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Oleanna

In Oleanna, an instance of sexual harassment is depicted which is all the more typical precisely because some observers would see an ambiguity about it or perhaps would not recognize that it...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020, 7:24 pm (UTC)

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Oleanna

In Oleanna, David Mamet presents power in the teacher/student relationship in a couple of ways. At first, it seems as though the professor, John, has all of the power in the situation. He admits...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 7:31 am (UTC)

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Oleanna

Carol accuses John, her professor, of being sexist and elitist. Carol reports to the Tenure Committee that John shared an inappropriate sexual story and afterwards, touched her (he put his arm...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2014, 2:04 am (UTC)

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The play, in addition to addressing sexism and gender politics, is about student-teacher power relationships and the inherent hypocrisy of the university tenure system. John's conference with Carol...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019, 12:51 pm (UTC)

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Oleanna

An interesting approach to write about regarding the sexual harassment in Oleanna is to discuss it in terms of what it means to have power. The drama shows how sexual harassment is a condition of...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2014, 10:57 am (UTC)

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