"The Homecoming" vs. "Oleanna" Comparison Essay by Suzannah

"The Homecoming" vs. "Oleanna"
A comparison of the characters and themes in Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" and David Mamet's "Oleanna."
# 113547 | 1,764 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | FR

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This paper compares the central themes of the two plays, "The Homecoming" by David Pinter and "Oleanna" by David Mamet, and looks at how the characters of the plays emphasize these themes. The paper specifically examines the themes of male versus female, fantasy, Ruth versus political gender and the relationship of Ruth and Lenny versus that of John and Carol.

Table of Contents:
Exploring Themes and Characters

From the Paper:

"The Homecoming and Oleanna are powerfully moving dramas that act like mirrors, thus portraying both situations and characters that are profoundly relevant to contemporary society. They both, for example, address issues that are current and pertinent within today's society, while enacting such difficulties within settings that are familiar to the majority of people. As such, the plays become personal, reflecting many of the problems that face both men and women in the modern world, while also portraying the way in which all people are influenced by the dictates of a society that is deeply imbedded in concepts that are primarily male."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benchthreatre.org (2002). Online article: "Oleanna." Retrieved 02/04/2009 from: < http://www.benchtheatre.org.uk/plays0203/oleanna.html>
  • Boyle, Christina (2009). Online article: "Homecoming proves male virgin/whore fantasy." Retrieved 02/04/2009 from: < http://tech.mit.edu/V110/N60/homeco.60a.html>
  • Bradford, Wade (2009). Online article: "David Mamet's Oleanna - Summary and Character Analysis." Retrieved 02/04/2009 from: < http://plays.about.com/od/plays/a/oleanna.htm>

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