What is an analysis of the character Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park? What is her objective, and what are the tactics she uses to get what she wants? Does she get it in the end?

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Barefoot in the Park is a play written by playwright Neil Simon in 1963. It concerns the lives of newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter, who have just come back from their honeymoon and moved into a small New York apartment. Paul is a conservative young lawyer who appears to be more concerned with his career than with married life. While he is out at work, Corie is left with the task of setting up their home. Corie is described as “Lovely, young, and full of hope for the future.”

Corie is an impulsive, enthusiastic, and social character. She will act on things rather than think about them first and is therefore constantly active. She decorates the apartment, runs up and down the five flights of stairs, and enjoys meeting her neighbors. This is in contrast to her husband, Paul, who is unemotional, level-headed, and a bit of a loner. These differences between them cause conflict, and Corie’s optimism is tested. While Paul gives more of his attention to his job than to Corie, she says:

I just...

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