Blue Surge Essay

Rebecca Gilman
This Study Guide consists of approximately 57 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Blue Surge.
This section contains 1,519 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Blue Surge Study Guide

Hart is a freelance writer and published author with degrees in English and creative writing. In this essay, she examines the function of Beth in Gilman's play and the elements that make Beth such a flat character.

Gilman's play Blue Surge is about class and economic structure in the United States. The playwright portrays her ideas on these topics through the various characters of her play, with four characters representing the poorer side of society and only one of them the moneyed class. The single character who is rich is Beth, the girlfriend of Curt. Beth has few lines and is seldom seen onstage, and yet hers is a pivotal role, at least in an abstract way. Despite the fact that she is a minor character, she carries the weight of the oppositional point of the argument—the argument of the working class versus the privileged.

Critics...

(read more)

This section contains 1,519 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Blue Surge Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Blue Surge from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook