Ambiguous Identity and Blindness in the Play "M. Butterfly" Analytical Essay by Rye

Ambiguous Identity and Blindness in the Play "M. Butterfly"
This paper looks at East/West and gender stereotypes in relation to David Henry Hwang's play "M. Butterfly".
# 1434 | 780 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Drama and Theater (World) , Gender and Sexuality (Transgender)


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"Playwright David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly is based on a true story. In 1964, a French diplomat stationed in China fell in love with a native Chinese opera singer, lived with her for twenty years, and believed he had fathered a child by her, and then discovered she was a man. One would expect Hwang's play to be a farce -- and yet it is not a farce at all. It is a deeply riveting study of not only the psychology of two individuals but of the way the West stereotypes the East and prefers its fantasies to the reality of a changing Orient."

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