Cost of Living (play) Symbols & Objects

Martyna Majok
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Music

In the scenes between Eddie and Ani, music represents the one way in which they seem to be able to communicate without rancor - without old wounds reopening, and without Ani's anger at her current physical situation getting in the way. For Ani, music also represents a way in which she can begin to make peace with her body, although at first she is uncomfortable with it: it reminds her body, she says, of a wholeness and an ability to function that it no longer has.

The Piano

Piano music is an even more focused representation of music's power to build connection between Ani and Eddie. At the point at which they make their most intimate connection (Scene Six), Eddie "plays" Ani's arm the same way he would a piano.

The Internet

For Eddie, the Internet represents hope and possibility. He uses it to expand his...

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