April 06, 2005

Here We Are and There we Went

Jerz: Am Lit II (EL 267): Parker, ''Here We Are''

I wonder how long this couple will last. Or if they stay together I wonder if they will ever be happy. Instead of snuggling together on the train and maybe talking about the future children or whatever somethign normal they are bickering. It is completely not what a conversation between two married people should be like 3 hours after thier wedding. Either the couple doesn't know each other well enough to even be married or they are just so nervous now because they have to have an actual conversation just the two of them. Its like Here we are we are married so now what... They dont know what to do so they are fighting. Perhaps they were too caught up in the actual wedding that they ignored what it symbolized or was supposed to symbolize.

Posted by MaryAnderson at April 6, 2005 09:54 PM | TrackBack

Mary, you're definitely right about things being "abnormal" for a newly wed couple here. But think of it as Parker pointing a finger at society and laughing her head off. The two characters are typically male and typically female in that all he wants to do is get his wife to calm down so they can start enjoying their honeymoon, and all his wife can think about is social impressions and material gain. It seems to me that Dorothy Parker's style is distinctly set in mockery.

Posted by: Neha at April 8, 2005 11:20 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?