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    There is no doubt that Ruined contains elements of both tragedy and melodrama, but particularly the latter. The Oxford English Dictionary defines melodrama as: A play, film, or other dramatic piece...

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    I would say that the main conflict in Lynn Nottage's Ruined is the conflict and tension that exists between Mama's establishment and the soldiers. The brothel is the main setting of the entire...

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    Lynn Nottage's play Ruined is set during the bloody Congolese Civil Wars that started during the year 1996 and progressed until 2003 in the Central African country called the Democratic Republic of...

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    One of the most dynamic characters is Mama Nadi. She is dynamic because she experiences a defining change as a result of all that she has seen in her life and in the development of the narrative...

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    Lynn Nottage's "Ruined" is a Pulitzer Prize winning play set in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It tells the tale of a war-torn country and its effects on small town folk...

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    As with the Bertrolt Brecht play that inspired it (Mother Courage and her Children), Lynn Nottage’s script for Ruined is a passionately-told anti-war theme that emphasizes the toll taken on its...

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    The purpose of a sub-plot is to add depth to a story that may otherwise be one-dimensional in terms of what actually happens. In Ruined, there is drama and despair but the story, although...

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    An argument could be made that the antagonist and protagonist of Nottage's Ruined relates to the condition of power. Those who are in the position of militaristic or temporal notions of power can...

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    I think that one can make a case that Ruined is a play about love. Each of the characters displays a love of life that the current warfighting conditions in the Congo makes difficult. None of the...

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    The voice that Nottage appropriates in telling the story of Ruined is a complex one. An element that is clear is the strong demand that the war that is ravaging both the nation and the people of...

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    I think that one of the critical messages of the play is that there are amazingly brutal consequences to war, in general, and civil war, in particular. The play focuses on women who have been...

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    I am not sure that there is a simple answer to such a question. Nottage might have done this deliberately, to stress the idea that deep understanding and compassion must guide an assessment of any...

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    No doubt this modern work of drama and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize (for drama) has a political and social message at its core. Author Lynn Nottage admitts in interviews that the play was...

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    One example is the arrival of Osembega at Mama's the first time. At this point he is willing to unload his weapons and leave the ammunition at the door so that even if he gets upset, no one will...

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    I would say that Mama Nadi's brothel is a significant symbol in the drama. The conventional view of a brothel is a place of dehumanization, of significant belittling and an arena where...

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    The climax of the play Ruined occurs after Fortune comes to Mama's establishment for the first time looking for Salima. Later, Commander Osembenga storms Mama's place trying to find Kisembe. He...

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