The Man Who Turned Into a Stick Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Man Who Turned Into a Stick.
This section contains 2,024 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Man Who Turned Into a Stick Study Guide

Hart has degrees in English literature and creative writing and is a freelance editor and published writer. In this essay, she examines the dramatic and psychological techniques Abe uses in his play to enthrall his audience.

Kobo Abe's The Man Who Turned into a Stick is a play that, despite its idiosyncratic features, its nameless characters, and practically nonexistent plot, has the power to not only capture its audience but to touch upon issues that merit attention even forty years after it was written. There is something very personal about Abe's writing that makes members of his audience pay attention to every line and sometimes even squirm in their seats as they recognize themselves in his play. Abe is a master of knowing how to grab his audience's attention and then exposing some of their more intimate thoughts and emotions. He accomplishes this without their knowing what he...

(read more from the Critical Essay #1 section)

This section contains 2,024 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Man Who Turned Into a Stick Study Guide
Copyrights
Drama for Students
The Man Who Turned Into a Stick from Drama for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.