Theme Of Anger In The Zoo Story

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I. Theoretical part: Anger 1-Definition: a- According to Linda M. Grasso, anger is a feeling that leads to freedom. It gives on the push to face anything, and to create his own fate. b- Christopher Innes believes that anger is a reaction towards what the mind receives of injury or unfairness towards something. c- Aristotle declares that anger is a motive accompanied by pain. It leads to seeking revenge from others without any reason. d- Michael Y. Bennet sees that anger, from an evolutionary view, is an innate response to existence. e- Andrew Stauffer declares that anger is the final stage that is caused by too much annoyance and distress. f- Sue J. Kim asserts that anger is a very bad and passive feeling that could drive one to devastate…show more content…
Zimbardo suggests that the play belongs to tragedy as the death of the central character, Jerry, seems tragic 4- Setting: The setting of the play seems as a usual central park with two benches on both sides of the stage. There is also another setting that is described by the central character, Jerry, which is the room in which he lives. 5- Themes: a- Lack of communication is an important theme in The Zoo Story which appears in the character of Jerry, who is not able to communicate with anyone even the animals. b- The theme of society and class is also one of the most important themes in the play as it shows how people from different classes are living in an unequal way which is the main cause for losing one 's desire to communicate with other people. c- Theme of intimacy is a clear one in the play. It is reflected through Jerry 's way of dealing with other human beings, even his way in dealing with animals. d- Theme of anger is the major theme of the play, which is shown through the behavior of the main character, Jerry, because of his loneliness and lack of communication with people around him. 6- Plot: The play has a usual and a normal plotline. It has a beginning, middle and an end. Martin Esslin believes that even though the end is not that good and the play ends in a meaningless way, it still has an

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