Rhinoceros, and Other Plays - The Leader Summary & Analysis

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The Leader Summary

A group of people sit and wait in awe as they watch their leader. They are amazed and exhilarated to just see him do the most mundane activities, like eat breakfast and read his newspaper. The celebration is led by the announcer who diligently awaits and calls out the leader's every action. While the crowd is engulfed in excitement, a young boy and girl meet and fall in love. They frolic about the stage amid the rest of the commotion. One of the admirers, a girl, notes with horror that the leader has no head. The announcer points out that he has no need for a head since he possesses genius.

The Leader Analysis

This short play is a rather straightforward criticism and satire about the way in which people adore or even worship their political leaders. Though the exact political...

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