Social Inequality And Injustice In The Laramie Work

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It is incredible the way two pieces of work on the same topic can have such varying effects and purposes. Moises Kaufman’s play, The Laramie Project, is dedicated to delivering a message about social inequality and injustice through its dialogue with witnesses and members of the town during the murder of Matthew Shepard. The article from The New York Times, Gay Man Dies From Attack, Fanning Outrage and Debate, by James Brooke, is specifically dedicated to conveying the news from an unbiased viewpoint. There are definitive differences found in both writing pieces that arguably make the play more effective at serving it’s purpose than the news article.

The play, The Laramie Project, was a two year process that started immediately following the death of Matthew Shepard. The idea for the play was inspired by the desire to learn more about the death, the events surrounding the death, and the city that was home to the murderers and the people around them. The play really revolves and focuses around the interviews collected from the residents of Laramie, similarly to the way the news article obtains extra information by interviewing people that may know more on the subject. The introduction to the play includes the fact that they traveled “...in November 1998, four weeks
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There is a reason that there are more differences, because they are based off of the effort and work required to create such a masterful piece of art that is the play and the well written newspaper article. The differences not only indicate, somewhat obviously, that the two are different types of writing, but also had vastly differing purposes, as seen through differences mentioned previously. All in all, both are supremely important in their own right to the case of Matthew Shepard, and without either people wouldn't have been nearly as aware about the

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