Popular in Arab Theatre
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Popular in Theatre
This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by KelseyS Notetaker on Monday September 26, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to THEA-UT 747-001 at New York University taught by Edward Ziter in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Arab Theatre in Theatre at New York University.
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Date Created: 09/26/16
Quotes Avoid generalization go to the text first and find arguments GO TO THE TEXT keep focus on the text Let the text reflect don’t use it as an excuse to explore separate ideas Tradition and modernity contradict Disillusion of national identity arab identity Tradition and security the security of tradtition Tradition in flipflap the jester, the jobs, the master, wives, liberty, death Thesis paragraph that clearly explains what you are putting into conversation Song of Death p.67 “But they no longer believe it” “Who are ‘they’? The Tahawis?” p.69 “Wouldn’t it have been better if he’d stayed on in the butcher’s shop?” singing to signify hes come to avenge his father the mom sent him away to learn how to weild a knife so he could kill he went to a school and graduated and the sister in law foreshadows that not being agood idea because he has elarned death is not a solid occupation he should be able to live his life and not carry on the tradition of murder that would keep happening cyclical p.74 public prosecutor lying to him so they could enact their own revenge no one knows who started it not questioning how things are just going with it there is too much acceptance of the status quo without the knowledge or mind to speak out conditions will never rise above being controlled and barbaric p.75 “And what about you, mother? Do you fear for my life?” she is willing to continue this senseless killing this cycle of murders and sacrifice her son to it p.75-76 “Everything in our existence is dead. Stagnant. Looking to you to breathe life into it.” *************** quote basing argument around stagnation of their beliefs they need to be able to question their ways or things will never change p.76 “I said that God the Mighty Avenger is merciful to us: He offers to relieve us of this burden without any cost to us.” Speech about education and duty to educate others on a better life The mother doesn’t understand what hes saying to her about a learning what life means and how precious it is how throwing it away diesnt help any cause p.79 “If only this patience and endurance of yours were given up to a useful cause you would perform miracles!” “The blood of your father!” ---- repeated many times cairo represents education and modernity while the mother is stuck in her ideals in her village in the past not moving on with the new ages these two things tradition and modernity cannot coexist and that is why she must throw him out -Out of my house we still have men but you are not one of them out with you- The Newcomer
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