February 1, 2005

What a Trio

I couldn't help but notice all of the similiarities between "The Adding Machine" and a book I previously read "Death of a Salesman". I don't want to say too much because I have to save my ideas for the paper I'm writing! I think "The Adding Machine" was an easy play to read. I enjoyed it - it was very fast paced. Rice didn't waste time by putting lines in that were useless. I like the way that Ricegave very specific details during the play it made me feel like I really could picture what was happening.

For a different class I had to read both, "Bernice Bob's Her Hair" and "A Jury of Her Peers." But I did not see the movie before last Thursday's class. I enjoyed the movie but I think that story had more excitement and I felt like I knew more about all the characters after reading the story. "A Jury of her Peers" was also a good story because it as full of action. I liked all the details and I liked that there were many charcters in the story.

I liked all of the outcomes of the stories we were required to read. I think they were interesting and a good way to start off this class : )

Posted by GinaBurgese at February 1, 2005 1:16 PM

Mr. Zero and Willy Loman are definitely worth examining together... even the names "Zero" and "Loman" suggest they share the same social status. Good initial analysis... and thanks for your feedback on the reading selections!

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at February 2, 2005 9:55 AM

So true, Gina. "Death of a Salesman" certainly surfaced in my mind while reading "The Adding Machine." I can't wait to hear what you write about.

Posted by: Karissa at February 2, 2005 6:55 PM

Good thinking, I never would have thought to compare the two until you brought it up. You are right,they are a lot a like :)

Posted by: Sue at February 4, 2005 4:07 PM
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