Rhinoceros, and Other Plays Summary
Eugène Ionesco

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Rhinoceros, and Other Plays Summary

Rhinoceros is an allegorical play about the nature and causes of totalitarianism. Berenger watches with horror as everyone around him is transformed into a rhinoceros. The transformation is not only physical; the rhinoceroses' philosophy is one which reverts man to his brutish, might-makes-right instincts.

The play begins with Berenger meeting his friend Jean on their day off of work. Jean is frustrated with Berenger because he does nothing to improve his life: He is always...

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