The Man Who Turned Into a Stick - Study Guide The Cliff of Time (Process) Summary & Analysis

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Boxer, the only visible character in this play, opens the scene with a dramatic monologue that seems to be stringing together only loosely related topics. To begin, Boxer discusses his preference for good milk and for an adequate amount of resin on his shoes when he enters a boxing ring. Addressing his speech to an invisible character named Mr. Kimura, Boxer subsequently inquires about his boxing performance the previous day, and reminds himself that winning is crucial. Nonetheless, he finds that the lifestyle is taking a toll on him, and the athletic obsessions with food, exercise, and weight are restrictive. He admits that he dreams sometimes of eating steak.

Boxer changes the subject, telling Mr. Kimura about three fortune cookies he recently opened. All contained the same message: "A windfall is coming your way". Boxer pleads with...

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