36 Views Discussion Questions

Naomi Iizuka
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The blending of Western and non-Western styles is important in 36 Views. One example of this blend is the use of wooden clappers throughout the play. Research non-Western styles of drama, such as Kabuki, a traditional Japanese popular drama performed with highly stylized singing and dancing, and try to find and explain other examples of non-Western elements in 36 Views.

Darius Wheeler believes that art should be about beauty, not ideas. Wheeler's understanding of art shares much with David Hume's philosophy in The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Read "Section II—Of the Origin of Ideas" and use Hume's definitions of ideas and impressions to determine whether Wheeler's understanding of art makes sense, or if his dependence on beauty leaves him devoid of something crucial to human understanding.

The question of authenticity is rampant in 36 Views. Whether it is from degradation and restoration or simply from pure fabrication, the...

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