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Themes in "M. Butterfly"
A review of the play "M. Butterfly", by David Henry Hwang.
# 120858 | 500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American)

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An analysis of the David Henry Hwang play "M. Butterfly", focusing on issues of imperalism, sexism and racism. The paper considers the prejudicial views of both the East and the West that warp judgment.

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""M. Butterfly" is based on a true life story of a minor French Diplomat's long affair with a Chinese Peking Opera star who turned out to be both a spy and a man. The essential themes of the story are Western Imperialism and Eastern duplicity. (Grenier) However, racism, sexism and homophobia are all undercurrents of the story. In the play, Hwang's character song seduces Rene Gallimard and in the..."

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