Alice Childress Writing Styles in Wedding Band

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Structure

Wedding Bandh a two act play. The exposition and complication are combined in the first act when the audience learns of the love between Julia and Herman and the issues that prevent their marriage. The climax occurs in the second act when Herman's mother confronts the two lovers. The catastrophe also occurs in this act when Julia and Herman are reconciled.

Empathy

Empathy is a sense of a shared experience and can include emotional and physical feelings with someone or something other than oneself Empathy, an involuntary projection of ourselves, is different from sympathy, which denotes a feeling for someone, rather than an understanding of his or her situation. For example, Mattie and Lula can sympathize with Julia who loves a man who cannot offer her marriage and protection, but they empathize when they reveal that they share the same experience, despite the fact that Julia is involved...

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