Spike Heels Essay

Theresa Rebeck
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Korb has a master's degree in English literature and creative writing and has written for a wide variety of educational publishers. In the following essay, she examines issues of objectification and power in relationships between the sexes.

On her date with Edward, Georgie wears her gold spike heels; these shoes function as the central symbol of Theresa Rebeck's plays Spike Heels. Georgie wears these shoes to make her more sexy, but as she says immediately after putting them on, when she "staggers" after rising to her feet, "I haven't worn these things for a while and you have to get used to them, you know? It's kind of like walking on stilts." Georgie's admission suggests not just the physical lengths to which women go to entice men, but also suggests to the communiques and relationships that are played out by the play's four characters. Georgie, Edward, Andrew, and...

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