February 22, 2005

Machinal

This play was a little confusing for me. However i couldn't help but relate to the young woman in this play. She appealed to me so much. Maybe its because i'm a feminist and i felt her sympathy ...i'm not sure...But being an experimental play i found that all the repetition worked. It added to everything becoming mechanized. As for the young woman, i know that i really cannot relate to her, but Treadwell did a great job creating this play that i felt for her, and for some brief seconds i did fell as if i did relate to her.

Posted by MaggiQuinlan at February 22, 2005 10:07 PM
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I also felt sympathy to the Young Woman because she got married with her boss only because she wanted to change her life. But I thought she was considering about her self too much. She was only seeking her happiness and didn't care much about others.

Posted by: Mina Sato at February 22, 2005 11:45 PM

Maggi, I also agree with your comment relating to the young woman dealing with her lack of self confidence in herself, not being able to make her own decisions in life. Her mother influenced her decision about marrying her boss, and so on. I agree with Minas comment on the young woman only seeking happiness for herself and not for others.

Posted by: Melissa Berg at February 23, 2005 12:01 AM

I am kind of leaning the other way. I don't feel that much sympathy towards her because she knew from the begining of the marriage that she did not love him. So of course she is not going to be happy. Of course she is going to feel like she is trapped and has an urge to be free. Yes he was the first to ask her but if she knew in her heart that she did not love him then why even start something that you have no inttentions of following through on.

Posted by: Holly at February 23, 2005 01:23 PM
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