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Oleanna Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act Two: Part Two (Summary and Analysis) Summary

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Act Two: Part Two (Summary and Analysis) Summary and Analysis

As their conversation continues, Carol continues to exert her newfound power, talking over John, even shouting at him, demanding that she be heard. She dissects John's theories of education as a performance, which further antagonizes her frustrations: "You say that higher education is a joke. And treat it as such, you treat it as such. And confess to a taste to play the Patriarch in your class. To grant this. To deny that. To embrace your students." Clasping her notebook, Carol argues that John cannot deny her accusations because he said it himself because he admits he loves power. He loves "to deviate. To invent, to transgress ... to transgress whatever norms have been established for us. And you think it's charming to "question" in yourself this taste to mock and destroy ... You call...

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