Why is it called The Zoo Story? Is there a specific reason or is it the obvious reason?

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A slang meaning of zoo is a place or situation marked by "confusion or disorder," or sometimes "chaos and unrestrained behavior." The interaction between Jerry and Peter in the play is certainly confusing, and the behavior at the end could be classified as "unrestrained."

On some level, playwright Edward Albee is using the word zoo as an analogy for the confrontation between Peter and Jerry. Since Jerry announces to Peter that he has just come from a...

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