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Travesties Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Bennett

Bennett, Carr's manservant, has "quite a weighty presence." When he relates the current news to his employer, he often expresses definite opinions about world affairs. Tzara claims Bennett "has radical sympathies," while Carr notes that he "seems to be showing alarming signs of irony." In her article on Tom Stoppard for Twayne's English Authors Series Online, Susan Rusinko suggests that Stoppard included Bennett in the play "to emphasize, by means of [his] keen knowledge and intelligence, the indifference of Carr to the events swirling about them." Rusinko notes that Bennett's comments are "wide-ranging, from the political events exploding in Russia to the revolutions occurring in the art world."

Henry Carr

The play's main character, Carr, is a minor British government official assigned to Zurich during the First World War. The action of the play is presented through Carr's sometimes-unreliable memory. At the end of the play, Cecily, his...

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