Right You Are, If You Think You Are Essay

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Hamilton is an English teacher at Gary Academy, an innovative private school in Gary, North Carolina. In this essay she examines the themes of privacy and relative truth in Right You Are, If You Think You Are, especially in light of Pirandello's tormented personal life.

Pirandello' sRight You Are, If You Think You Are is one of many of his plays and essays that concerns relativism, a feature of the modern consciousness. Pirandello described his own version of the theory in Umorismo, [On Humor] (1908):

Life is a continuous flux that we seek to arrest and to fix in stable and determinate forms, within and outside ourselves But within ourselves, in what we call the spirit the flux continues, indistinct, flowing under the banks, beyond the limits that we impose as we compose a consciousness for ourselves and construct a personality.

Not surprisingly, many critics have focused on the...

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