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Why is duality used in John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation?

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Duality, two sides to the same topic or issue, certainly runs all throughout John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation and underscores the themes of racism and class distinctions.

One duality that exists is rich vs. poor. In the story, the lead character Paul, who is also poor, gets his MIT friend Trent Conway to help him learn the manners and language of the upper class in order to con them out of their possessions. We particularly see part of the education Trent instilled in...

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