Cosi is not only about one man growing Essay

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Cosi, a play written by Louis Norwa explores some of the main characters growth. The play is set in a mental institution in 1970, where the protagonist Lewis finds himself as a director of a bunch of mental patients. During the play many of the characters in the play learn and grow from everyone’s different perspective. Cosi is about not only one man but a few, learning to be themselves. Lewis the director, at the beginning he didn’t think his own way, he copied what his friend/roommate Nick would do; he also learns that love is more important than anything. The play also explores other characters’ growth, Henry the mental patient who use to be a lawyer becomes shy after a few incident, during the play Henry starts to speak up for himself and returns as a man he once was.
At the beginning of the play, Lewis did not think his own way as a director. Lewis did not know what to do with the patients, “We could do the Exception and the Rule. It’s a play by Bertolt Brecht, a German playwright.” Lewis responds to Roy when he asks if they could start, this was an idea that Nick had in mind, what Nick would do. During the play, Lewis grows as a person and as a director; he stands up for what he likes and continues to do it even though his friends has a different view about it. “A fuckin’ Mozart opera. Lucy can’t believe it either. I mean, I directed you in two of Brecht’s plays, didn’t you learn anything?” Nick to Lewis when he came to help Lewis with directing. “I’ve come to pick you up and take you to the Galileo rehearsals” Lucy said to Lewis. “Sorry, I can’t.” “Are you going to let Nick down? What about the moratorium meeting?” “Can’t do that either. I got special permission to rehearse Cosi after they’ve had dinner. We’re running out of time.” Lewis rebuts Lucy, this shows that Lewis no long think like Nick and Lucy, but as an individual.
Lewis did not only grow as a director, but also as a person, he learns that love is more important than anything. When Roy, the mental patient first suggests that the group should do “Cosi Fan Tutte” a play about two young men pretending to go to war to see if their girlfriends will be unfaithful when they go. “No, no, no! We’re wasting time. I’ve already chosen what we’re doing. Cosi fan Tutte.” Lewis strongly disagrees due to the fact that the play is about love. “I meant…