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    For every thousand people, there’s nine hundred doing the work, ninety doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky bastard who’s the artist. This is Henry Carr, providing, as most of the...

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    In Travesties, Tom Stoppard uses different styles of narrative and disagreements between characters as well as the protagonist's failing memory to make points about art, war, and love. Henry Carr...

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    Henry Carr is the protagonist of the play. Now well into his dotage he reminisces (not always accurately) about his time as a minor official in the British Consulate in Zurich in 1917. Back then,...

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    The main themes in Travesties are the nature of art, the purpose of language, and the conflict between Dadaism and aestheticism. In the play, Carr and Tzara argue about language and the nature of...

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    Travesties by Tom Stoppard focuses on fictionalized versions of several real people in 1917 Switzerland. The main character, Henry Carr, claims to be the British consul in Zurich. He narrates the...

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    The major theme in Travestiesis the relationship between art and politics. Stoppard creates characters with very different opinions about art and politics. These contradictory points of view result...

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    The English translation of Rochefoucauld's statement is: "What a bloodthirsty country, even the cheese is full of holes." Francois de la Rochefoucauld is famous for his book of maxims,...

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