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Salome Chapter Summary & Analysis - Analysis Summary

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Analysis

Salome is a one act, one scene play based upon the Biblical story of Salome. At the start of the play the young Syrian is so distracted by the Princess that she is the only thing on his mind. While his companion visualizes a dead woman in the moon, the young Syrian is more positive, seeing a Princess. This symbolizes the generally positive character of the young Syrian. The young Syrian is smitten with the Princess. His friend, the page of Herodias, however, is wary of what could happen if he continues to stare. This creates a foreboding feeling over the young Syrian and a level of suspense as to whether or not something bad will indeed happen to the young Syrian.

The talk among the soldiers about the Jewish people is the first instance of religion being a point of contention in the play. The theme of...

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Salome from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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