A review Sharon E Cooper's play Mistaken Identity criteria Clear thesis 'statement coverage elements fiction critique 'sythesis 'sources

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To that end, the author uses the conversation between the pair of characters as the principle means of effecting comedy relating to their misunderstanding, a fact which is evinced by Kali s conception that Rashid  got so desperate that he set her up with a cowboy! (Cooper). In both this quotation and the one that preceded it, the punctuation plays an integral element in the humor. Since most of the plot is administered through dialogue, the reader has to rely on the exclamation marks that typify many of the comedic passages (and both referenced within this paper) that emphasize the humorous outrage that both characters feel regarding the misconception of identity that the play is based upon

The usage of such punctuation to accentuate the comedic elements of the dialogue in Mistaken Identity is fairly effective in this dramatic work. The subject of lesbianism, especially when it is contrasted with the traditional elements of American conventionalism that Steve represents through Cooper s usage of symbolism, is still considered taboo for  a subject this liberal (Murthy 2009). Yet Cooper is able to treat this subject in a manner in which it is tasteful, funny, and still yields a considerable amount of insight into conventional American values and current countercultures, such as lesbianism. To that end, Cooper s play is highly successful.

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Boslaugh, S. (2007).  Book Reviews . Talkingbroadway.com. Retrieved from http://www.talkinbroadway.com/bookreviews/laughlines.html

Cooper, S.E. (2007).  Mistaken Identity . In Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays. Ed. Lane, E. and Shengold, N. New York: Vintage Books.

Murthy, S. (2009).  Mistaken, a totally mistaken identity! . Psychicsizzler. Retrieved from http://psychicsizzler.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/mistaken-a-totally-mistaken-identity/[continue]

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