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Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco begins with the scene of a rhinoceros charging through square of a small provincial town while two characters, Jean and Berenger, sartorial opposites, sit at a table in...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020 2:40 pm UTC

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A political allegory exposes and makes an argument about a political situation through a story that features symbolic characters and events. Eugene Ionesco's play Rhinoceros seems at first glance...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2021 5:31 pm UTC

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The "Theater of the Absurd" is dramatic genre that arose in response to the post-World War II condition of the spread of Soviet-style authoritarianism throughout Europe, creating of the so-called...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2020 3:33 pm UTC

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In my mind, the most dominant theme in the play is how individuals will be able to withstand the force of a conformist social setting. The fact that everyone in the village starts to become these...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2011 7:09 pm UTC

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Rhinoceros is an absurdist play by Eugène Ionesco in which the citizens of a small French town transform into rhinoceroses. This premise of the play is the central unrealistic element. Indeed, the...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 5:16 pm UTC

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I think that the most basic idea from the plays help to bring out the connection to Nazism. Consider the idea of the transformation into another form, along with abdication of previously held...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2011 7:21 pm UTC

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I think that you have a couple of challenging elements here. The philosophy is a bit complex and that is only matched by the Ionesco work. Between both of them, one can get lost in the realm of...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2010 8:40 pm UTC

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In the play, the character of the logician explains that a syllogism "consists of a main proposition, a secondary one and a conclusion." The logician absurdly illustrates this concept by stating...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2021 1:21 pm UTC

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The political and social conformity that seeks to eliminate "the other" is the central idea behind Ionesco's play. In the drama, the townspeople become rhinos and seek to eliminate all signs of...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2011 9:58 pm UTC

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In Rhinoceros, the gradual takeover of society by the beasts is made to seem natural and, therefore, inevitable. Eugene Ionesco presents the protagonist, Bérenger, as a conventional person with...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2019 12:30 am UTC

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Ionesco describes the actual physical change that the characters undergo. The skin morphing, the color disfiguration, as well as the mental change that becomes part of the evolution are all a part...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2010 10:23 pm UTC

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Well, the main point is that Ionesco is not interested the the social-cultural world of the 20th century--he does not spend his creative energies dramatising social dilemmas, but in finding...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 3:12 pm UTC

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Ionesco was not interested in political or even historical themes—this play of proliferation, like his “The Chairs,” is a dramatic visualization of the existential warning of losing our...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 5:25 pm UTC

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Rhinoceros is a 1959 play written by the Romanian-French playwright Eugene Inonesco. An avant-garde absurdist drama, it begins with the sighting of a rhinoceros in a small French town. Though the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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One large and looming theme in the play is the idea of the individual in a changing world. For a great deal of time in literature and in art, we had been told how individuals should cling to their...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2010 9:15 pm UTC

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